(Closed) Do you wear black to funerals?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you usually wear black to funerals?
    Yes, almost always (or if not black, then something very dark, like dark grey, navy, etc.). : (193 votes)
    87 %
    Not usually. I think it's outdated. : (16 votes)
    7 %
    Other (and I'll explain below). : (12 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I do.  I feel it’s more respectful to keep the clothing dark.   

    Post # 4
    14440 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yes, I would wear black to a funeral, or a dark grey or blue.  I think those are incredibly inappropriate for a funeral, unless it was a request to attend in cheerful colors.


    Post # 5
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Normally not all black but definitely dark colors. The last funeral I attended I wore black pants and a dark eggplant top. I would NEVER wear such a cheery outfit to celebrate a death.

    Post # 6
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    i voted other.. only because usually if its Family i wear black..but others i usually stick to grays… i would never wear anything bright..i too feel its more respectable to be subdued in your attire

    Post # 7
    5787 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Maybe not black but always dark/conservative colors. I would never wear a bright floral print to a funeral, its not a baby shower for gods sake.

    Post # 8
    12973 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    All black, or grey if I don’t wear black

    Post # 9
    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Sadly I have been to my share of funerals and I wore black at every one and will continue to do so. I think unless it was a last request from the departed to make their funeral like a party or something then wearing any of those dresses is very inappropriate. Even in those circumstances I am pretty sure I would still wear black.

    Post # 11
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Unless it’s specifically requested that colors be worn (like if the deceased wanted their funeral to be a fun celebration or something… I don’t know), people should always always always wear black or at least dark colors.  Doing otherwise seems really disrespectful.

    Post # 12
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I always wear black and grey.

    Post # 13
    1446 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wear either all black or very dark colors. For my dad’s funeral last year I wore black pants and a dark purple top and I remember wondering if that was inappropriate. Turns out, people wore all kinds of colors to his funeral that really surprised me. I was just taught that wearing dark colors in respectful, so I think I will stick to that.

    Post # 14
    2905 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I always wear dark, subdued colors like black, gray or navy (unless the family has requested something else.)

    Post # 15
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Always black, or at the very least muted colors. I would never wear a sundress. It would feel almost disrespectful.

    Post # 16
    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wear black… or dark grey/brown/navy.
    I don’t think the color is the only issue these days… I’ve recently been to a funeral where there were girls who wore black…CLUB TYPE DRESSES! I’m talking, boobs popping out, butt showing if they bend over, really INAPPROPRIATE (for most occasion) dresses.

    So sad.

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