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Old 11-07-2008, 11:44 PM   #1
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Is it okay to wear a red top/black skirt to funeral?

I am having issues finding something to wear to my DH's grandpa's funeral.

Maternity looks fruppy and pre-baby stuff doesn't fit.I won't have a chance to go clothes shopping.

I have a red sweater that looks nice with a black skirt but is red okay??

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Old 11-07-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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I think that is fine Sorry to hear about your loss...hope the family is okay.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:06 AM   #3
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Hi K! I'll go with it since you say it should be okay. You always look great so I trust your advice

Family is all good! We just got back from Florida and the grandpop died..It was expected though so not as bad as if it was a sudden death.Still sad though...
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:36 AM   #4
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Re: Is it okay to wear a red top/black skirt to funeral?

Generally speaking red is a color one wouldn't wear to a funeral. I totally understand about not having something proper though.

Is there a way you can call and double check with family that they'd not be offended (if they're strict in that sort of thing?)

I have some that would just be all up in arms if we weren't wearing traditional colors for the funerals... (and you'd never hear the end of it even after you the offender....died... serious. The rest of the family's ok, it's the annoying ones that keep you choosing your battles carefully)
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Is it dark red? Do you have anything brown or navy instead? It might look fine but I think it depends on the style of the skirt and your shoes and what shade red
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:30 AM   #6
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Re: Is it okay to wear a red top/black skirt to funeral?

I think it depends on family etc. If you think they would be offended I wouldn't do it. But that being said I wore bright yellow (as did my kids and all my siblings wore some sort of yellow accessorie) to my mom's funeral because it was her absolute favorite color. if the Grandpa had that kind of personality I think i may be ok since the funeral is in his honor. What does your DH think?

Sorry about your loss!
ETA: Do you have like a black shawl or cardigan you could put over it?
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To me, a funeral celebrates a LIFE, not a death. I think you are fine.
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Color isn't the issue, imo. It's whether or not the article of clothing is appropriate. As long as it doesn't reveal a bunch of skin, is conservative, etc. you'll be fine.
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I am sorry to hear about your loss.

I think its more the person and how they act that makes or breaks the outfit. (AND admittedly probably my own issues with the person...lol.)

My MIL wore bright yellow and white to my father's funeral she was also rude and angry that my Dh was taking care of Gabrielle the entire day. That bothered me. She also tried to get DH to drive to Philly, pick her up, and drive back down to Maryland so she could attend the funeral. She looked more like she was going to a wedding. And that combined with her rudeness made the outfit rude.

His sister, my aunt, wore a tasteful yellow and black sun dress. That didn't bother me. They were very close and always joked together, so somehow it seemed fitting for her. They were always so happy together.
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Carolyn, so sorry for the loss of your DH's grandpa My thoughts will be with you and your family.
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