It is the beginning of the new year. And we have been getting a lot of requests for what to wear for this, what to wear for that? What should I do? What should I get? Should I buy something new? Should I wear something I already have? And unfortunately, the number one question Holly get’s is this:
What To Wear To A Funeral?
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This week, your favorite stylist Holly Katz has been watching Golden Girls like it's her job this past week. Like EVERYONE. #DUH
Everyone loves those Girls! Holly loves them, all of her gays love them, Nolan loves them. It's just been a really sad week. We have lost a national treasure.
“Miss Betty White, you aged with so much grace, and how lucky we were to have you in our homes day after day! Throughout your career, you have honestly been an example to many. You are a pal, and a confidant, especially to animals. And you made us laugh with your innocence and your authenticity. You humbled us. You are the truest example that age really is just a number. We can all only hope to have a life as full as yours.
May you rest in peace, Miss Betty White, and as we say in the Jewish religion, may your memory be a blessing. Thank you, Betty White. Thank you for being a friend.”
By the way, the main topic we are covering today is the American funeral. And regardless of religion, this is about what's expected and appropriate at these things. Day, or night. It does not matter. The dress code is the same.
Did you know that this is honestly one of the most commonly asked subjects on Google?
Because again, a lot of people don't know what to wear.
“Use your best judgment. Does that mean you should wear neon to a funeral? Of course not. You're not supposed to draw attention to yourself, because this event is not about you.
It's about paying respect to the family. You are supposed to blend in, however, you do not have to sacrifice your style, or try to dress like someone that you're not.” – Holly Katz, personal stylist
FASHION FACT: The dress code for a funeral is business casual.
We will say that again: The dress code for a funeral is BUSINESS CASUAL, even since before COVID-19. Holly has been yelling about this for years.
What is business casual, you might ask? Let us break it down for you into two simple terms. Wear this. Not that.
For context, we are going to give you a few examples:
Wear This: Slacks that are non-denim. Not That: Leggings. Wear This: A dress. Not That: A very short skirt that's mid-thigh. Wear This: A collared shirt. Not That: A freaking sports jersey, Mkay? It's pretty simple. What you would wear to an office for business casual means you're dressed. If you want to, you can wear a jacket, a skirt, a tie perhaps, or wear heels.
Business Casual Dress Code
Natural Makeup Tights or Stockings Dress Shoes Dress Belt Dress Socks Sports Coats Dress Coat Minimal Patterns Don’t Wear This:
Stained or ripped clothing Clothing that is too tight No undershirt Ill-fitting undergarments Too much jewelry Heels over 4-inches high Excessive perfume or cologne So, put it on your bulletin board, put it on your bathroom mirror, and God knows if you know somebody who needs this list, feel free to pass it on. #youarewelcome
Business casual means you do not wear slouchy, sloppy clothing that you would wear on a regular day just kickin' around.
You should wear tailored, structured clothing that looks presentable in a business environment.
FREE STYLIST TIP:
If somebody dies tomorrow, you have to have something to wear. Most women usually say, “Oh, this is my funeral dress,” which is fine. It just doesn't have to be the only option that you have to wear. And honestly, your “funeral dress” should be something you can wear not just to funerals, but to other events, too.
You should have something in your wardrobe that functions for many things, and not just have one thing set aside for a fune