if you are coping with the loss of a loved one or are in the process of
organising a funeral, or if you have been invited to go to a funeral, it goes
without saying that what you’ll be wearing is the probably the very last thing
you are thinking about. Moreover, as frivolous as it may appear, not knowing
what to wear can be a trigger a fair bit of unnecessary stress. First and
foremost, it’s crucial to respect the wishes of the bereaved family. Read on to
understand the basics of appropriate, traditional funeral-wear and how to dress
in a respectful manner for this difficult occasion.
be tricky to dress for, particularly if you are particularly inclined to an
informal style. Naturally, you’ll be going through enough stress or emotions on
the day so the last thing you’ll want to be worrying about is what you’re going
to wear. Unless otherwise stated – always assume to wear black. Black is the
traditional colour of mourning.
●Knee-length skirt or dress
●Smart black trousers
●Dark coloured shoes (dark boots or
heels are completely acceptable.)
●A muted colour palette (navy, grey,
●Minimal, simple accessories
mentioned, black isn’t necessarily compulsory, but it’s good to keep your
outfit simple with muted colours. It’s totally respectable to make an effort
for a funeral but generally dressing modestly is seen as a mark of respect.
●Smart black trousers or suit trousers
●White long-sleeved shirt or smart
●Plain black tie
●Polished black shoes or smart dark
●A black suit isn’t necessarily always
called for, however, dark simple colours are generally what’s considered
appropriate. It’s certainly advisable to avoid trainers, short-sleeved shirts
Normington & Sons, we understand that dealing with the loss of a loved one
is no doubt an extremely difficult and stressful time for anyone to tend with.
Undertaking a funeral or memorial service can be a daunting task, but our team
of funeral directors are on hand to help. Get in touch