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is there a certain color you have to wear at wakes?

im going to one later here. i dont know the appropriate thing to wear.


Asked by americansugar80 at 1:57 PM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • People wear anything these days. I just attended a viewing and a funeral late last week. The funeral had more people in black, but there were all colors. The viewing had some in darker or subdued colors, but nothing in particular. I'd say wear what used to be called church clothes- something simple and modest, and if you have darker colors then wear those.

    Answer by Bmat at 1:59 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Yes low key & conservative. No bright colors. Like what you would wear for business. Slacks or skirt & top.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:04 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Modesty is key too. Don't wear anything that would draw attention to you.

    Answer by elizabr at 2:05 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • You don't have to wear black, but you should wear something low-key. Gray, tan, brown, blue are all fine. No pinks, orange or red.

    Answer by mompam at 2:00 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Now adays you can wear anything! I stopped wearing black! I wear neutral colors!

    Answer by AvonLadyLiz515 at 2:41 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Back in the day it was black everyone wore black, but it also depends on the persons ethnicity I think in India? They were white, which I thought was cool. But I think now a days you can wear whatever color you want.


    Answer by cynprz at 2:50 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I would wear something conservative and in a neutral or dark color to show respect.

    Answer by Robsmommy at 4:04 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I've always wear usually dark colors like black,deep purple,navy blue. also dark shoes,nylons, jewery,earrings. Nothing that hangs out your body or something so tight you can't get out of.

    Answer by diamondsarecool at 9:19 AM on Jul. 14, 2010

  • well i wore a black shirt with jeans and as i looked around i saw people wearing just wearing reds and others wearing stripes so it kinda is just whatever goes i guess

    Comment by americansugar80 (original poster) at 9:50 AM on Jul. 14, 2010