A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a deceased person.
Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from interment itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor.
Anyone attending a funeral should be properly dressed in a manner that conveys respect for the deceased and the bereaved.
Colorful clothing isn’t usually an appropriate choice, but more important is that everything should be clean and well pressed.
At most funerals, men will generally be most comfortable wearing a suit.
A black suit is best, but grey or navy blue are also appropriate. You should also wear a collared white shirt and tie.
Most often women will wear a dress or skirt and blouse to a funeral. However, it’s also appropriate to wear a suit. The rules for the suit will be similar to those for men (minus the tie, of course).
The colors you select need to be conservative and professional.
Black is always appropriate, but so too are grey, navy or neutral colors. The point is that your funeral attire needs to be respectful – you don’t want to draw attention to your dress when you’re honoring the loss of a loved one.
Funeral clothes will depend on the type of service as well as the lifestyle of the deceased.
You can choose somber type clothing such as women wearing veils, sunglasses. Wearing the traditional clothing colors of black, white, dark blue, or even mauve are still considered to be okay.
You can wear business-style clothing or ask the funeral director what they recommend if you are still unsure or need a second opinion.