What to Wear to a Funeral. Funeral Outfits for Women

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

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

A: Deciding what to wear to a funeral doesn't have to be hard. Appropriate outfits for women to wear to a funeral include a dress of proper length (not a mini dress) to show respect, pantsuit, or pants (not jeans) with a blouse and a blazer (optional). While black clothing is almost always appropriate, don’t be afraid to wear colors as long as it’s professional.

I am against wearing black to a funeral, as that is my personal opinion. Instead, I would wear a softer clothing color, a happy color, preferably a pastel or heather grey. Leave it up to me, and I'd wear pink or any color that represents happiness and celebration of life. Wearing bright or light colored clothing is what I would wear to a funeral in 2020.

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

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