The Modern Woman's Guide to Funeral Dresses

The Modern Womans Guide to Funeral DressesGetting just the right outfit for a funeral is a delicate thing. You don’t want to be disrespectful to the deceased or their family but you also want to find something that you can feel good in and maybe even something you could wear again. Today we’ll go over just a few ground rules and then show you some great options.

 If you’re looking for what to wear to a more traditional funeral, check out our blog on the Do’s and Don’ts of Funeral Outfits. You’ll find some great tips about what to wear and what not to wear to a very traditional funeral service.


Tip #1 Stick to Dark Tones

Black is always a great basic and there are tons of options. If you can’t find something that’s all black, stick to darker tones.

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Tip #2 Patterns are Ok, But Don’t Go Too Crazy

The funeral isn’t about you, so don’t go there trying to make a statement with your outfit. Let the focus be in the loved one who has passed away and their family.

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Tip #3 Dress Accordingly

The funeral or memorial service is typically a somber event where the grief of the family shouldn’t be aggravated by someone dressing inappropriately. Be respectful of the style and wishes of the family. That may mean finding something that’s closer to their taste than your own.


If you like the look of these funeral dresses, follow us on Pinterest to see more like these! Many of the pins we have added to our Funeral Fashion board are buyable too so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to prepare for the funeral you’re attending.

Do you have other fashion ground rules you have found to be important at funerals? Share in the comments below!