Funeral Dress - What Is Appropriate
By Peter Watts
Although funerals or cremations are not a time to think
about funeral dress fashion, people worry about what's
appropriate, dressing too casual or being over-dressed.t
The endless debate about wearing black vs. color, skirt
vs. pants, tie vs. no tie.
Something has to be said about elegance and timeless
style. Picture this;
I once attended a funeral to witness a car speeding
through the parking lot o claim his place by coming to a
screeching halt with music blasting through the
Not to my surprise, a young woman stepped out of the
passenger side wearing skin-tight jeans two sizes too
small, a deep v-neck sleeveless shirt that stopped at
the top of her waist exposing her bellybutton ring.
Funeral dress should definitely have an emphasis on
timeless style and elegance, not attention-getting.
Remember the reason you're attending the funeral
service...to support and to pay respects to the family.
When you're not dressed appropriately, you're not
sending the right message.
Using your best judgment is a definite must. Stick to
these guidelines and you should be fine.
When attending a funeral or a cremation, although black
is not necessary, it is the traditional color of
Stick to dark colors, however, white in the summer is
Backless dresses or tops are a no as are mini-skirts
shirts or leather. Wool is always a better choice.
When choosing colors for a funeral or a cremation, dark
colors are your best bet, unless otherwise specified.
Crazy colors...NOT...as is flip flops, jeans, fur, bold
jewelry and sneakers.
Big No-No's for funeral dress.
Definitely beware of cleavage whether breast, butt or
With today's' fashion low rise pants and skirts, bare
body trends and the like should be avoided.
You definitely don't want tattoos showing from the base
of your back or the inside of the breasts!
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