Post # 1
Maybe I’m just old school, but when I have to go to a funeral, I wear black. I wear it as a sign of respect and mourning for the dead. There just isn’t any other option for me.
I’ve been surprised recently by how many people I’ve seen at funerals who aren’t wearing black or even muted colors. I’ve recently seen people showing up to funerals wearing clothes like this:
Now, while those are definitely cute dresses that could arguably be worn to an event of equal formality, I wouldn’t be caught dead in one at a funeral (har-har-har, I’m punny).
So, I ask all of you: Do you usually wear black to funerals? Please only answer the poll if you come from a culture where black is the traditional color of mourning.
Post # 3
I do. I feel it’s more respectful to keep the clothing dark.
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
All black, or grey if I don’t wear black
Post # 9
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 # 10
@UpstateCait: See, you were still at least wearing half black, and the rest was dark and/or muted. I probably wouldn’t wear that outfit, but it doesn’t really bother me.
One funeral that really stands out to me was one I went to a few years ago where the two college-age daughters of the dearly departed wore dresses like I posted above. I thought it was really bizarre.
Post # 11
- 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
I always wear black and grey.
Post # 13
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
I always wear dark, subdued colors like black, gray or navy (unless the family has requested something else.)
Post # 15
Always black, or at the very least muted colors. I would never wear a sundress. It would feel almost disrespectful.
Post # 16
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.