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How to Dress for a Funeral. Pay your respects with grace and dignity by wearing appropriate
attire. You will need Dark, conservative clothing A handkerchief A sport jacket (optional) A
tie (optional) A headscarf or yarmulke (optional) and an umbrella (optional). Step 1. Choose
dark colors. While black is traditional and safe, dark blues and grays are also acceptable.
Step 2. Dress as you would for a job interview or house of worship. A suit, collared shirt,
and tie are appropriate for men. Women may wear a pantsuit, skirt suit, or a modest dress
that covers the shoulders or is accompanied by a wrap. Pallbearers need a sports jacket
and tie. Step 3. Be sensitive to the dress codes of certain religious or cultural customs.
Ask in advance, if you can. Some Christian, Muslim, and Jewish denominations require mourners
to wear a headscarf or a yarmulke, or skullcap. Step 4. Wear appropriate accessories, such
as closed-toe shoes, a muted color tie, and understated jewelry. Hats should be formal
and not too big or flashy. Step 5. Have a handkerchief handy for yourself or to lend
to someone in need. An umbrella is also a good idea for hot or rainy outdoor funerals.
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