What to Wear To a Funeral
Because funerals and memorial services vary so widely today,
wearing black or dark gray is no longer required. In fact, in some
cultures wearing white is the color of choice. However, you should
always be dignified in appearance and show respect for the
In Western cultures, a jacket and tie is advisable for men, a
suit or nice dress for women. But sometimes a funeral service is
tailored to suit the personality of the honoree. For example, if
the service is being held on a beach, flip-flops, a sundress for
women, and khaki shorts on the men may be perfectly acceptable.
The funeral home or someone from the family can give you further
guidance on what to wear.