Appropriate Funeral Attire

Dressing appropriately for the visitation at the funeral home, church service, or interment ceremony is a sign of respect to the decedent and the surviving family members. In most cases, it’s advisable to wear somber, conservative clothing. Men can wear a suit and tie. Ladies can wear a dress or skirt, blouse, and blazer. Try to avoid selecting clothing with bright colors or flashy patterns. It’s also generally a good idea to wear minimal, conservative makeup and jewelry, if any.

For more advice on selecting an appropriate outfit for the funeral services, watch this video. This funeral director recommends contacting the funeral home or the immediate family to find out if there are any clothing preferences. Some families prefer that mourners wear an all-black outfit, for example.

When planning a funeral near Tacoma, your family can find all the services and information you need at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory. Call (253) 584-0252 to inquire about our burial services, grief counseling, and funeral pre-planning services. We also offer a selection of tasteful sympathy gifts and remembrances.

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