Funeral dress codes

What do I wear to a funeral?

It’s an English historical tradition to wear black clothes to a funeral. The Maddock team have seen most funeral customs and traditions transition over the years. Society is becoming more relaxed, so black suits and black ties aren’t necessarily required for all funerals.

That said, black is still the most commonly attire worn by mourners in the funeral congregation. But be reassured, there are no strict conventions or rules to say that you must wear black. In fact, many other fashion trends and colours are beginning to be used as a form of celebration.

Some bereaved make a specific request for guests not to wear black – or stipulate bright clothing for those attending on your invites. This modern change is especially popular for funerals of younger people.