When someone you love and know has passed, the last thing you want to stress over is what to wear. Trying to keep in mind the traditions and customs of funeral attire can be overwhelming and at the same time feel limiting on what is appropriate to wear, but it doesn’t have to be. Funerals are not the runway to the afterlife, but it is possible to be chic whilst saying your final good-byes.
There are a few fashion cardinal rules for funerals in the Western culture. The closer you are to the deceased the more room you have to accessorize and put into your dress. If you are paying your respects to a person you are not close to, you should be modest in your outfit choice. Exposing too much skin, dressing too casual, or wearing bold and loud colors are funeral no-no’s. Services can be emotional for everyone, so make sure that you use waterproof mascara and smudge-proof lipstick so you can look the same coming out of the memorial as you did going in. And lastly, dress weather appropriate. Many burials take place outdoors at a cemetery, so if it’s raining, bring an umbrella; leave the stilettos and wear flats or wedges that won’t sink in the grass; and wear a coat, if necessary, that fits the occasion.
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