What to Wear to a Funeral. Funeral Outfits for Men

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

Celebrity Stylist and STYL advisor Cary Robinson shares her outfit ideas on funeral visitation attire for men.

A: When deciding what to wear to a funeral for the first time, questions such as what is the standard dress code and proper colors to wear to a funeral cross your mind. The type of clothes you should wear depends on your culture, the deceased religious belief, your relationship to the family, as well as where the service will be held. Below are my general tips on funeral outfits for men to ensure that you are dressed appropriately for the occasion.

Appropriate outfits for men to wear to a funeral include a tailored suit (maybe sans tie) or slacks and a collared button-down shirt with a belt and a blazer (optional). The colors I'd aim for would be navy blue or grey (medium grey or charcoal), and black colored clothing is always appropriate to wear to a funeral.

When in doubt, think of what you might wear to a job interview and use that as a baseline.

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