It’s always difficult to lose a friend or family member. The grieving process looks different for every person and every loss. Sometimes, it involves long periods spent crying, or reminiscing about the good times you spent with your loved one. Other times, mourners appear stoic and steady – perhaps they want to stay strong for their families, or simply can’t deal with the loss at this moment.
Dark-colored funeral attire dates back at least as far as the 8th Century A.D., when ancient Romans wore the toga pulla – a grey, brown or black garment made of dark wool – during mourning periods. While plain black clothing remains traditional for funerals in most Western cultures, the spectrum of color has expanded. Here are a few wardrobe options that are perfectly appropriate for modern services.