Ok, so I am on this little trend of “what to wear”, so I decided I would create a post for those of you ladies that are interested in learning what to wear to a funeral. We all know that this is a sad time and if you are anything like me, you probably do not like to attend funerals (mmm…who does?). Since I don’t attend many funerals sometimes I have trouble even thinking about what to wear, so I decided that I can have a little guide here that we can go by when going to a funeral.
Black is definitely a color that is used by both men and women at funerals and it is one of the best choices since it does represent mourning. When choosing a color for a funeral, people usually wear something that expresses their mood, so keeping it safe and wearing the typical color is probably what you will want to do and you most certainly want to stay away from loud, flashy colors or anything with flowers and prints. The mood should be mellow and calm; therefore, your outfit should definitely determine that.
After taking a look at several photos and doing a little research for you, I found that the appropriate funeral etiquette for a woman is to wear a black dress or a black top with a black skirt. You want to keep it simple, classic and conservative while still looking fashionable. Seriously, while we all understand it is a funeral, you want to look your best when you are going to pay your dues at the funeral. As far as footwear, you will want to choose something that is a basic black. Nothing with prints or glitter and you want to keep it conservative, therefore, you want to limit the size of heels that you are wearing. While you do want to look stylish, you also want to make sure that you are comfortable with the shoes and the attire that you are wearing.
Additionally, for accessories, you want to make sure that you are wearing discreet accessories that are not overpowering and “loud”. Pearls are simple, chic, and dressy and will look perfect for a funeral. If you are a “hat wearing kind a girl” then by all means, you can definitely wear a hat to a funeral since it is very common and acceptable. Again, the color should be black and should not be too “attention driven” if I may add.
Since we do love celebrities here at Fashionista Styles, let’s take a look at some of the things they pulled off at funerals:
Daphne Guinness and Naomi Campbell Attend Alexander McQueen’s Funeral Wearing His Dramatic Designs
Ryan Seacrest, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi attended Merv Griffin’s funeral
Michael Jackson’s family during the Memorial
Now you can get an idea of what you can grab out of your closet when you are wondering what to wear to a funeral. Remember to keep it chic, conservative, and always fabulous!