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Come Fab Finding With Me: Sad But True, A Funeral

Funerals are never planned, but we all end up attending one sooner or later. I always find choosing the appropriate thing to wear a difficult task — you have to balance subtle with chic, and even err on the conservative side. If you found yourself attending a funeral this Fall, what would you wear?

I'll start you off with this Lanvin Pearls & Satin Necklace, $450, because it's understatedly chic — just make sure you put the bow in the back! Come back and tell me when your Fab Finds are up and tag them Fall funeral.

Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits with and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab Finding missions.

To learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one, click here. For a more detailed explanation of bookmarks from geeksugar click here.

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daddio49 daddio49 9 years
nikkeeb nikkeeb 9 years
A very demure look, but still a flattering cut from the dress.
ishop2much ishop2much 9 years
This has been a sad, sad year in terms of how many funerals I've been to! I just wear nice black pants, boots or heels, and a cowl neck top. It's not too business like, but it is nice enough to wear to a funeral. Honestly I started off this year with more casual clothes, but with the amount of funerals my family and I have attended in '07 I knew I had to invest in "funeral appropriate clothing."
mfern64 mfern64 9 years
I don't think it's necessary to wear all black. I keep colors subdued and no busy prints. 2 weeks ago I went to calling hours for a friend and wore a gray wool knee length skirt and a wine colored cashmere turtleneck, bare legs, and black heels.
zc zc 9 years
i always end up wearing black, part bc its a funeral and part bc my wadrobe is basically black, but often im the only one in black. is the black thing just a cliche?
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
For the few funerals I attended, I wore an all-black ensemble that was elegant and quiet. They were classic pieces.
mommie mommie 9 years
I know this is a sad topic, but I am impressed at how thoughtful all the finds are and so many.
elanakat elanakat 9 years
I wanted to choose something appropriate, but I added a splash of color. I know at my funeral, I would want people to smile when they think of the life I led and celebrate it. So while still staying true to the appropriate black, I added a little bit of life and a little bit of me:
lms lms 9 years
I just went to a funeral 2 weeks ago. I wore a black Tracy Reese dress with Nine West charcoal gray patent leather wedges with a mirrored heel. I carried a black Jean Paul Gaultier bag. I did not wear tights b/c it was quite hot and the chapel was not air conditioned. I wore my studs and my tennis bracelets that I usually wear.
hebden hebden 9 years
Here's mine. I was always told a lady should wear a hat to a funeral, hence the mini-topper and veil.
beautyandbeast42 beautyandbeast42 9 years
oh i hope this works...
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I was always told you should never show your legs at a funeral; to either wear tights or dress pants. Here is mine:
swwonder swwonder 9 years
Okie, I made two.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
If you're going to a Chinese funeral, you're going to have to wear white. I'm pretty sure the satin coat I picked is a faux pas.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
Here's mine...for a traditional American funeral (other parts of the world wear white to a funeral)
alillee alillee 9 years
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syako syako 9 years
I also think it's a good idea. And I love Sandra W's idea of just going out and purchasing an outfit that will be timeless and work for less somber events as well. I stayed with all black. The few funerals I've been to I was really glad I wore black - so I decided to stay on that track. The Oscar dress is fabulously classic and that cowl neck is quietly chic. Everything I picked is really timeless and can be worn for many years to come (oscar, ferragamo, ralph, you can't go wrong). They are also versatile pieces that definitely don't need to be "funeral-only" worthy. I added the Ralph coat to warm you from the crisp air at the cemetery.
Le_silla Le_silla 9 years
it's good you show it, i never know what to wear
Fashion Fashion 9 years
Sorry it'd morbid gals - but it is a part of life. I figured around Halloween would be appropriate timing. :( xo
sandra-werner sandra-werner 9 years
About 10 yrs ago, I decided that I need something appropriate to wear in the sad event of a funeral! I took myself to Barney's, and found a perfect black Prada skirt suit! To this day, it is still appropriate, and I have been able to wear the skirt on much happier occasions many times!!! :)
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 9 years
Oh this is morbid! Reminds me of how ridiculously overdressed the Desperate Housewives always are at funerals... makes me think, God, is it not ok to just turn up to a funeral in some knee high leather boots, a fitted black jacket and a black skirt? Should I really have a funeral gown on standby, just in case??
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
On a different take, i have already made sure i am being cremated, and that if they violate that wish my family is to dress me in jeans and my favorite tshirt. I have seen to many open casket funerals where the deceased didnt look like "themselves" because thier parent or loved one chose some ungodly outfit. I dont wear Black to funerals, I wont wear white either or red. But i will wear earth tones, navy blue, and grey.
Le_silla Le_silla 9 years
it's beautiful but sad ofcours
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