Later this week, I am heading to a funeral for my husband’s grandma and I have no idea what to wear.
If I was giving someone else advice on what to wear to a funeral, I would say:
1. Be comfortable. This day will be hard enough without you having to worry about your clothes.
2. Wear something with pockets and/or bring a purse. Tissue storage is a must. And sunglasses, of you want to hide red eyes.
3. Wear subdued colors and patterns. This isn’t the time to draw attention to yourself. There is no need to stick to strictly all black, but you don’t want to walk in wearing a bright cheery pattern. You should blend in.
4. Layers are good as well. Even if its cold outside, nerves might have you sweating. Likewise, even in summer, a funeral home or place of worship might be chilly. Or, conversely, we went to a funeral last year in July in a beautiful church with no a/c at all.
So I looked in my closet and I realized that all of my black dresses are thoroughly summer-y. And my clothing budget this month is shot. (Darn you, Boden sale!) I came up with a two options in my closet – and I can’t figure out which to wear.
Now, this one may win simply because it involves pants. Boston in January is no joke, y’all. But I’m concerned that the ruffles are too… ruffley. Are they too much for a funeral? I don’t think I need to wear all black, necessarily, but I’m not sure about this top. I’m wondering if I should swap out a white button down or something…
I think this is probably the more conservative of the two. It’s a tweed shift dress with a cardigan, tights and ankle boots.
Help, Chic Readers! Which do you think I should wear?