What to wear to a funeral
In recent years, the rules about acceptable funeral attire have become much more relaxed than formal requirements of years ago. While a traditional black suit or dress may still be appropriate for some to wear to a funeral, you’ll find more variety, more color and more casual selections in the dress codes of most modern services.
At a memorial service on the beach, more casual fabrics and brighter colors are acceptable—but darker colors and more conservative business dress remain appropriate at a traditional church venue.
Culture and faith
Some faiths and cultures require specific attire at funerals. If you are attending a service honoring traditions that are not your own, check with a member of the family or the funeral director to find out what you are expected to wear.
When in doubt, it’s safe to choose more conservative options if you are concerned about being underdressed.
If children attend, they should be dressed in clothing similar to their parents’ attire.