Okay I’ll admit upfront that this is not a fun topic and that no one actually wants to go to these things but as those we love get older and we grow into adult lives of our own some times we must.
General Southern Funeral Etiquette is fairly easy to stick to and sort…unless you’ve been told otherwise, stick to the basics: dark colors, modest hemlines and shoes that are possible to walk through a cemetery if you plan to attend the graveside service. Now there may be some flexibility to the attire if the family wants, at the most recent funeral I attended, family members wore pieces that our beloved MeeMaw had either given us, helped us pick out over the years, or made it VERY clear that she liked. For that one I wore a dress I had chosen for a memorial of a much loved University professor the year before, but one that met with family approval.
Here are some pieces that I found that would work well for a funeral ensemble that will still have you looking like the polished princess you take inspiration from.
A note on hair styles here.
I would go with half up half down or a full updo for the day so that you are not fidgeting with hair if it should be windy.