I believe dressing for a funeral can be tricky. On one hand, you want to look chic and fashionable. But you also should look somewhat modest and respectful. You do NOT want to upset the family.
I recently attended a funeral for a family friend and I found that it was hard to find outfits that were stylish yet modest and respectful. In the end, however, I was able to find something classy and sophisticated to wear to pay my respects.
DO’S Wear black -This may seem like an obvious one but I went to a funeral and saw a girl in a short purple dress with yellow wedges...girl bye! You wear black to show mourning for the loss of a life and pay respects to the family. It’s okay to wear a bit of white, grey, or other neutral colors, but you can never go wrong with a classy black dress. Dress modestly -I usually hate telling people to dress “modestly” but honestly at a funeral you have to. If you wear a skirt or a dress, make sure it's knee-length or longer. No open-back blouses or crop tops. Instead, try shin-length dresses or a chic button-up coat. You’ll still look fashionable.
DON’TS “Oh I have the CUTEST black dress that I wore to the club last week, should I wear it to the funeral?” NO! It is disrespectful to the family. Sure you may look great in a black, short bodycon dress, but a funeral isn’t the time or the place for it.
When it comes to earrings, necklaces or bracelets, the simpler the better. Overdoing flashy accessories is distracting and distasteful.