Whether it’s a traditional service, an eco-burial or something a bit different, you’ll likely find that in most cases, there is a dress code for a funeral. Of course there is the traditional attire of black clothing which is regularly adorned but as well as this, there may be dress codes put in place for less-traditional attire. A prime example could be wearing a deceased person’s favourite colour or even patterns, perhaps there was a particular flower they loved for example.
With this in mind, here in this blog, we run through some of the best options for funeral attire when you’re not really too sure where to begin.
Where do I begin?
If you find yourself feeling totally unsure of where to begin and you are particularly concerned about this being an issue, you could certainly justify asking an immediate family member or fellow attendee for any advice or guidance on this. There may be a specific request for a certain dress code in place that you are aware of so there is certainly no harm in asking.
So-called ‘colourful funerals’ and celebrations of life are increasingly popular in the UK and this involves guests wearing bright colours to reflect the life of the deceased. Again, it is likely this will have been made clear to you beforehand so perhaps it’s not best to assume this.
Funeral clothing for men
Common funeral clothing for men would likely consist of wearing:
● black or dark suit
● Smart long-sleeved shirt
● Dark, neutral or muted tones
● Plain black tie
● Black or brown shoes
While a black suit isn’t always required, minimal designs and dark colours are often considered funeral-appropriate attire. It is best to avoid wearing jeans although an informal dress code may have been set out in which case, this is fine.
Funeral clothing for women
Typical funeral attire for women often consists of:
● Knee length skirt or dress
● Smart or plain blouse
● Cardigan or jacket
● Black or brown shoes
● Dark or muted coloured clothing
At 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.
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