Funeral dress codes

Should I dress a certain way for a funeral?

It’s widely know that it’s an English custom to wear black clothing to a funeral, this tradition dates back many years. Leadbetter & Murphy have seen most funeral customs and traditions change and develop over the years, and clothing for the funeral is one of them. Modern society is becoming more relaxed, so black suits and black dresses aren’t always essential for all funerals.

That said, black is still worn the most by those in the funeral congregation. But don’t worry, there are no strict rules to say that you must wear black. In fact, many other fashion trends and colours are beginning to be used as a form of celebration.

Some of the deceased families often decide to make a specific request for guests not to wear black – or ask that the guests wear bright clothing attending on their invites. This modern change is especially popular for funerals of younger people.