You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

The American School of Protocol recently posed the question on their Facebook Page as to the appropriate dress code for a funeral and it inspired me to write a post about the subject.

While it is becoming more acceptable to wear brighter colors, usually if it is a Celebration of Life type memorial, subdued colors and conservative dress is still the most appropriate form of respect for the somber occasion.

Rochester Funeral Homes states:  “Out of respect for the family, try to keep your dress simple but not too casual. Many orthodox cultures still adhere to the traditional black attire, and if you opt for that choice, you will never go wrong”.

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