Our family is not very stylish, we normally do jeans, fleeces and trainers very well. I am 49, tall, but size 18-20.
so, the community in which the funeral is happening has a few strict rules. Women and girls must be in skirts, dark colours, black not essential. Must be smart. Had to buy dd1 a dress yesterday, she does not do dresses at all ever, but has agreed to wear one for granny's funeral. (pisses me off as she would be much more comfortable in her school black torusers)
My style never fits the women of this group, so I am resigned to not looking right whatever I wear, but just want to look appropriate.
long black straight skirt, with coloured T plus black elegant cardie, and black chunky necklace.
dress, dark, elegant, knee length, black with white flecks all over.
either would have to be worn with knee length black boots, and black coat.
Bought the dress this morning in Asda, looks very nice, understated and smart, but now wondering if the black skirt would be better. can't ask dh, his style sense is worse than mine, he can only tell me if it passes the 'rules'
I should say neither of us agree with this rubbish, but his dad does, and it is his wife who has died (dh stepmum) and so it is important that he is not upset.
Well for me 'understated and smart' would trump every time for a funeral. So I'd say the dress. But if you genuinely think from your experience the skirt would be better, I guess it depends on what colour the 'colour tshirt i - a muted tone great, scarlet red not so great. So depending on your colouring - grey, dusky purple, cream, teal, something like that?