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How to choose appropriate funeral attire

by | Jun 19, 2017 | For Families

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Most of the time when someone passes, family and friends are notified within days of the funeral. While balancing emotions, accepting the loss, and dealing with the various stresses of losing a loved one, the last thing on everyone’s mind is funeral attire.

Funeral attendees are scrambling to find something classy, fashionable, yet appropriate for the ceremony in a small amount of time. With these tips and suggestions, families and friends can be comforted by a guide to help them out when planning their funeral attire.

Appropriate Funeral Attire for Men

Men should always aim for a clean, put-together look. A proper representation of this includes:

  • Suit
  • Tie
  • Dress pants
  • Collared, button-down shirt
  • Belt
  • Dress shoes
  • Loafers

What to Avoid

Men should avoid jeans, short-sleeved shirts, athletic shoes, hats, and vibrant patterns.

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Appropriate Funeral Attire for Women

Women should always aim for a clean, classy, elegant look. A proper representation of this includes:

  • Skirt suit
  • Pantsuit
  • Dress of appropriate length
  • Skirt of appropriate length
  • Dress pants
  • Top (with sleeves)
  • Sweater/blouse
  • Flats
  • Pumps
  • Heels

What to Avoid

Women should avoid overly casual, festive, or revealing clothing. They should also avoid flip-flops and sneakers. Keep accessories simple.

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For any other questions, these FAQ may help!


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