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Can I wear black pants and a white shirt to a funeral?

What shouldn't a person wear to a funeral?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:46 PM on May. 5, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • That outfit sounds fine.
    I would say that the ONLY think you can not wear is BRIGHT SUMMERY colors

    Answer by LimoMOM5 at 11:50 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • no bright colors at all. Just neutrals like tan, brown and shades like grey, black, white.

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 11:56 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • of course, you don't have to go head to toe in black.

    Answer by MasonsMommy1707 at 11:58 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • Color-wise it's not inappropriate, but if there's a function afterward you might be mistaken for a caterer. I'd try a different color on top unless you want people handing you dirty toothpicks and empty glasses. ;-) You can wear color if it's muted, nothing flashy. And no flip-flops!

    Answer by zorrokat at 12:40 AM on May. 6, 2009

  • I went to a funeral where everybody wore bright colors...its what the person wanted...we were celebrating her life

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:45 AM on May. 6, 2009

  • thats what I wore to my mom's funeral.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 7:38 AM on May. 6, 2009

  • I've noticed ...usually the people wearing all black or mostly black is family. Guests are usually just dressed up in nice dresses or suits, no particular color.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 AM on May. 6, 2009

  • It sounds fine.

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 8:41 AM on May. 6, 2009

  • One should not wear revealing, short or strange clothing that will draw attn.

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 8:42 AM on May. 6, 2009

  • My husbands grandmother isnt expected to live much longer and so I ve been sorta thinking about what to wear in my mind (without telling anyone). I always wear black pants. I have a cobalt blue button up shirt and a white shirt and I am going to borrow a black blazer from my mom. I think its very appropriate. Just make sure you wear appropriate shoes. Dress shoes. They don't have to be close toed, but just so that they are comparable to the outfit. My sympathies for whomever died.

    Answer by momofsaee at 8:43 AM on May. 6, 2009