When dressing for a funeral, your choice of attire should convey mourning and respect for the deceased person. It must express recognition that this is indeed a solemn occasion in honor of the person who has passed away.
- Choose Black – Choosing a black dress or suit will send the message that you are reverent in honoring of the deceased. This is definitely not a time for you to wear loud or splashy colors. If you don’t want to wear black, other great color options include navy blue and grey.
- Think Conservative – Take care to dress and behave in a conservative manner that reflects a reverent attitude. Conservative dress might include a nice business suit or a simple dress. Take care to cover your shoulders and knees.
- Wear a Hat -This is a perfect occasion to wear your favorite hat. Hats give a polished look and will complete your ensemble in a classic yet stylish way. Keep in mind your hat should not be gauche or outlandish.
- Tone Down the Jewelry – If you must wear jewelry, try not to appear overly adorned by sticking with one ring per hand. A classic string of pearls or a simple studded earrings will do.
- Use Sensible Shoes – A funeral is not the time to choose very high heels or shoes that are notoriously uncomfortable. Prioritize comfort and you will be grateful. Funerals normally involve a great deal of standing and walking, especially if you are planning to attend the graveside service.