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Funeral tomorrow - smart outfit without getting overheated?

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BellaNoir Thu 02-Jul-09 20:04:02

A sad occasion tomorrow, DH's best friend's funeral He was only 33 and died suddenly, leaving 3 kids..
It is a 2 hour drive away, so we're going to get pretty hot.
Going to wear a black linen trousers, plain black cotton top and a black linen jacket. Taking umbrella in case we end standing around outside for ages.

My (stupid) question is - is it ok to wear plain black open toed sandals with a smallish wedge heel to a funeral? They're not 'evening' ones but they're the only thing I can think of that won't leave my feet swollen....

fishie Thu 02-Jul-09 20:45:18

sorry bella, that is very sad.

yes sandals will be fine. do you need to do full black clothes? sombre and smart is the aim i should think.

BellaNoir Thu 02-Jul-09 20:51:59

Thanks fishie. DH is still in shock - they were so close, its going to be really difficult...
Well, I guess black because he was a bit of a goth and so am/was I so it kind of means something.
I'd really like to wear a medieval Dark Angel dress but it's velvet so that might result in heatstroke!

Perhaps I'm over-thinking this, probably obsessing so don't have to think about the actual funeral.

fishie Thu 02-Jul-09 21:06:15

i kind of wish you could wear the velvet, but no it isn't practical. and overthinking what to wear is a good idea, this must be really hard for you.

black toenail varnish?

BellaNoir Thu 02-Jul-09 21:10:20

Varnish - good idea - will keep me pre-occupied for a bit.

Thanks fishie

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