What to Wear to a Funeral

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All-black outfits are traditionally the norm at funerals. But that's, honestly, such a broad guideline that leaves plenty of room for error. Even if you are an adorably chic fashion girl that always gets it right, a funeral is just not the place to go all Carrie Bradshaw, trying out the latest runway trends. The goal is to look polished while honoring the deceased and showing your support for the family—not to prove that you're America's next street style star. So make sure you dress appropriately for the somber occasion by checking out our guide on exactly what to wear to a funeral below.

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Fit-&-Flare Dress

Fit-&-Flare Dress
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Invest in a classic fit-and-flare dress that you can wear over and over again. The timeless design flatters every figure and will never go out of style. Just make sure you pay close attention to the neckline as showing too much cleavage is never OK. A boat-neck silhouette will assure you're dressed appropriately.

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Ruffle Jumpsuit

Ruffle Jumpsuit
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A jumpsuit is an easy go-to that you can effortlessly slip on. Remember to avoid extremely trendy designs that will end up becoming a distraction. Instead, opt for jumpsuits with subtle details like light ruffles, which feels both modern and polished.

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Ariana Earrings

Ariana Earrings
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A dash of color here and there is fine in moderation. Try incorporating complementary tones into your jewelry—like these multi-hued earrings.

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Wrap-Effect Skirt

Wrap-Effect Skirt
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Be conscious of hemlines. Anything too short is completely off limits (and don't even think about slits). Reach for a wrap skirt that will keep you covered without looking boring.

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D'Orsay Pump

D'Orsay Pump
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Stick to classic silhouettes when choosing your shoes, too. Anything too high or with a lot of extra frill might come off as inappropriate, but a classic pump is always a polished choice that won't ruin your outfit.

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