What to wear to a Catholic funeral?

(66 Posts)
EclecticShock Sat 12-May-12 19:59:39

I haven't been to a Catholic funeral before. What is acceptable attire?

They totally go in for neons and psychadelic patterns wink

AThingInYourLife Sat 12-May-12 20:02:52

Smart dress, muted colours.

SecretNutellaFix Sat 12-May-12 20:03:35

Same as for a normal funeral. Usually darker, sombre colours, unless something particular has been asked for e.g a specific colour.

Northey Sat 12-May-12 20:04:46

Smart trousers+top in muted colours also acceptable in my experience.

Ignore Happydogsaddog she's teasing you. My family are Catholic so I can say with authority that full Victorian mourning dress is required for Catholic funerals.

EclecticShock Sat 12-May-12 20:05:59

Ok so black suit or is a dress better?

Springforward Sat 12-May-12 20:06:06

The same as you would wear to any other funeral.

Springforward Sat 12-May-12 20:08:24

Whichever you feel most comfortable in. To my DM's I wore a black dress and a plum jacket.

EclecticShock Sat 12-May-12 20:10:23

Thanks smile

Ahh Theresa you ruined the fun.
Sorry OP, yes I am Catholic and they do get quite sniffy, so something dark and conservative. White blouse, black suit and courts are usually a safe bet, day make-up and neat hair, nothing overbearing on the perfume front

ChablisLover Sat 12-May-12 20:45:02

Yes. Whatever u would wear to a normal funeral. Smart and sombre. Usually dark colours. Best with a funeral to over dress rather than under dress .smart trousers, top and jacket or dress and jacket

AThingInYourLife Sat 12-May-12 20:47:39

Black suit is fine. Dress fine too.

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Springforward Sat 12-May-12 20:55:23

Thinking back, I went quite glam to DM's funeral - good pair of heels, hair put up by hairdresser, strong waterproof make up - because she always said she liked to see me that way and not dressed down. Bit silly I guess, but felt right to me.

EclecticShock Sat 12-May-12 20:58:22

It's my FIL funeral, just want to make sure I don't show DP up.

MrsLettuce Sat 12-May-12 21:04:37

Sorry for your loss Eclectic.

I'd go very conservative - black dress, jacket & shoes. Or maybe black blouse and skirt.

Do youu have suitable stuff?

fedupworking Sat 12-May-12 21:10:00

Orange lol

Sorry for your loss. Black not necessary, can be seen as ostentatious, go for muted colours.

wigglesrock Sat 12-May-12 21:14:53

What you would wear to a job interview, no need for black or dress - trousers are fine.

MrsLettuce Sat 12-May-12 21:17:16

Yes, I agree. as a younger woman trouser are fine too. Did mean to put that.

WipsGlitter Sat 12-May-12 21:18:31

I'm catholic and id say black, no hat.

Ostentatious???? Never heard that. confused

Oh so sorry op...realise I may have been insensitive.thanks
Wear whatever you would to any funeral, sedate, dark colours, conservative.
Really apologise.

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