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Bodycon for a funeral?

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Leviticus Tue 04-Feb-14 18:32:58

Is it a bad idea?

I've really struggled to find something suitable for DH's DGF's funeral and have bought this today. Is it ok? I really don't want to make a fool of myself by wearing something inappropriate. If it helps I'm about 5'10" and a 12/14 so this is one of the few things I could find on or below the knee.

I've also ordered this for home delivery but it hasn't arrived yet. I like the simplicity of it but I'm worried it will be too short on me.

I also picked up a plain black, knee length (but above on me) round neck/cap sleeve black tailored dress in the Zara sale but because of my proportions the tailoring is a little off where it should be - this is why I tend to avoid tailored styles. It would probably only be noticeable to me but still. I can't find it online to link to but it is a basic workwear style if you can imagine.

I was really looking for something like this - i.e. classic and understated but I really hate the texture on this - reminds me of a bedspread.

Also what tights should I wear? Nude or black opaques?

cosysocks Tue 04-Feb-14 18:41:15

I don't think either will be inappropriate tbh, as long as you wear big coat/ cardi. Do wonder how transparent the river island one is mind.

CMOTDibbler Tue 04-Feb-14 18:43:37

I think the River Island dress will be fine - the sleeves make it more modest than the M&S dress for instance

Leviticus Tue 04-Feb-14 18:45:03

It is double layered so not at all see through.

MrsBucketxx Tue 04-Feb-14 18:47:13

The first one is better. I was at a a funeral yesterday, and there was some real shockers. Too tight and too short.

Floisme Tue 04-Feb-14 19:55:23

I think both are fine too. I would just pick whichever one you think you're most likely to wear afterwards.

The more fashion conscious might say nude tights but, in this weather, I'd be in my thickest, black opaques!

FrugalFashionista Tue 04-Feb-14 20:44:08

Both are great but long sleeves are traditional (you can wear a jacket or cardigan over the short-sleeved dress). I expected to see Herve Leger bandage dresses wink but these are fine. Wear a black slip (or, if you don't have one, a vest) underneath, they hide some lumps and bumps and slips add comfort. Black opaques or black sheer tights - a funeral is not about fashion but about respect and making other feel better.

Leviticus Tue 04-Feb-14 22:38:22

Thanks everyone for your feedback and tips - I'll keep the first one and feel more confident now.

RonaldMcDonald Tue 04-Feb-14 23:28:40

Gasp
I like the Per UNA best
(You can also wear it to my funeral as something serious must be wrong with me)

Leviticus Tue 04-Feb-14 23:33:24

Ha ha. It was a lovely dress before they set the Per Una team loose with their texturising...

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