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Funeral attire for ten year old DD. struggling to find something
DD has asked to come to the funeral of her great aunt. I've been looking at the usual clothes sites for a simple black dress and black smart coat, but can't find anything out of season, it's all flowers and spring in the show.
She s in age 11-12 clothes. She oes have a black dress from Christmas but it has a sequinned collar and is lacy over the top, so perhaps a bit showy for a funeral?
Any advice gratefully received because I don't want to make anyone feel uncomfortable at the funeral.
My DD is also 10 and for my Nana's funeral last year she wore a kilt type skirt and a long sleeve t-shirt, neither of them black but in muted colours. She also had brown boots and her grey school coat. I did look for something black but it seemed to be either school uniform or partyish stuff so what we went for seemed the best option and she didn't look at all out of place. I guess it depends how formal you think it will be though and how the adults will dress - this wasn't an especially 'smart' funeral.
Hope you manage to get something sorted, clothes are the last thing you want to be worrying about but I must admit it was my first thought too because I'd hate to have got it wrong.
Sorry to hear of your loss . My nephews ( young teens ) wore school trousers and black polo necks to my Mums funerals . DD ( age 4 ) wore a navy and white dress and navy cardigan DS (6 ) I don't remember what he wore School trousers and a blouse , cardi will be fine , with a coat to keep warm .