Q. Many years ago you were to only wear the color black to funerals.
What colors are now acceptable to wear to a memorial service/funeral? Should females only wear skirts and not pants?
A. Because of the nature of funerals and memorials services varies so widely today, it is no longer necessary to wear black or dark gray. The exception is when you’ve been asked to serve as a pallbearer or honorary pallbearer. Remember though, that your choice of clothes should reflect the seriousness you assign to the occasion.
Funeral-goers are advised to forgo casual clothes and wear those that were once considered required attire for a religious service–jacket and tie for men, a suit or nice dress for women. The funeral home or someone from the family of the deceased can also give you guidance on what to wear.