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Are you supposed to wear black to a funeral?

Posted by on Jan. 24, 2014 at 11:52 PM
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My grandma's funeral is tomorrow and I don't really have anything black to wear that is nice-looking and warm. How important is it really that you wear black to a funeral? Is it a big deal?
by on Jan. 24, 2014 at 11:52 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 24, 2014 at 11:54 PM
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Imo, no, as long as the outfit is dark
KairisMama
by Emerald Member on Jan. 24, 2014 at 11:55 PM
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 No. Just dress nice. I am wearing a dark pink dress shirt and black slacks to my grandma's funeral tomorrow.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 24, 2014 at 11:55 PM
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You dont have too. I would wear her favorite color if you have something like that to wear. Depending on if the funeral is inside or outside wear what you will becomfortable in.
rosie211
by Gold Member on Jan. 24, 2014 at 11:56 PM
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I always have. I froze my ass off at the most recent funeral though. I would suggest any dark clothes that are warm.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 24, 2014 at 11:57 PM
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Depends on what country you live.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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Black or dark gray if you can. My BFF wore a dark blue to my dad's funeral a few months ago and stood out. Her dress was cut but she was self-conscious about how much she stood out.
texansmommy
by on Jan. 25, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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MixedCooke
by Platinum Member on Jan. 25, 2014 at 2:10 AM

not really, heck white is considered the funeral colors of the Chinese.  Some people dont want people to wear black but a dark color is generally preferable.

Freela
by Platinum Member on Jan. 25, 2014 at 2:12 AM

I'm sorry for your loss.  I don't think that black is necessary.  I would just wear something nice, like something you could wear in a nice office without looking out of place. 

wooly
by Knitting Maniac on Jan. 25, 2014 at 2:14 AM

Navy Blue will work too. Just something dark & not frilly.

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