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SoupKitchen Mon 28-Jul-08 15:49:51

I have my grandpas funeral next week.
I don't really own black smart clothes but do have a dress I wore to a wedding, it is black but has white swirly bits near the hem. It also has shoestring type straps.
Is this wholly inappropriate.
I have very little spare cash as it is costing £150 i cannot afford, just to go.

Any cheap solutions welcomed

Slouchy Mon 28-Jul-08 15:52:04

Absolutely fine esp with a dark cardi or a tshirt underneath (shoulders might be bit of a no-no).

I don't do black for funerals meself - sober colours and styles are fine.

claricebeansmum Mon 28-Jul-08 15:52:10

If you have a black jacket you can wear on top and NOT take off then you should be fine.

Can you borrow something from a friend?

Sorry about your loss.

cocolepew Mon 28-Jul-08 15:54:13

Do you have a blouse or shirt you could button over the top to make it look like a skirt and top? Or borrow a cardi or jacket.
Sorry for your loss.

nooka Mon 28-Jul-08 15:54:34

Do you know what other people are likely to be wearing? Is your grandmother still alive - do you know what she would appreciate? I would ring around family and get a feel for what the tone of the funeral is likely to be. the dress sounds alright except for the straps - do you have a jacket or a shawl you could wear with it? Unless your family is very traditional I don't think that black is required, just something formal and sober. Most men seem to wear dark suits with a black tie to funerals, so you have to think what the female equivalent would look like. Do you have any formal work wear perhaps?

hanaflower Mon 28-Jul-08 15:55:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Cies Mon 28-Jul-08 15:57:31

Sorry for your loss.

Agree that nowadays many people just wear sombre colours. E.g. grey/navy blue/dark green.

I think it's often more a question of style - i.e. not ostentatious. So in your case the spaghetti straps would be a no no.

SoupKitchen Mon 28-Jul-08 16:48:59

Thanks , Its looks like I need to find a friend with a suitable outfit as my family, well the older generation are very conservative and traditionalist.

I would wear something else if I had it but as a sahm who loves bright colours te chioce is more than limited.

Do you think trousers or a skirt/dress?

nailpolish Mon 28-Jul-08 16:53:14

sorry you have lost your grandpa.

i think trousers are fine, do you have black trousers?

hopefully you do. can you borrow a black top from a friend?

its terrible to be having to worry about things like clothes at these times. hope you find something

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