A coworker’s spouse died unexpectedly and we’re all trekking to the funeral today. Ya can’t thrift cry-proof mascara, but you can thrift funeral clothes.
In fact, they’re probably one of the easiest outfits to thrift because of the ubiquity of dark (particularly black) dresses/pants/tops. If you’re Muslim, Hindu, Pagan, or from New Orleans, you might have a little more trouble finding a white dress or pants, but you shouldn’t have a problem scoring white tops/skirts.
And if black/white is not a primary color in your wardrobe—even more reason to thrift it instead of spending big bucks on an outfit you’ll (hopefully) not have to wear very often.
Here’s my funeral attire for today—you might remember this dress, styled differently, from the last wedding I attended. (Insert joke about wearing the same thing to 4 weddings & a funeral.)
Leopard print dress with pockets: George, thrifted
Turtleneck: Piazza Sempione, thrifted
Belt: J. Crew, thrifted
Leggings (grey, not pictured): Charlotte Russe, thrifted
Black flats (not pictured): Clarks, gift
Black/grey leopard print socks (not pictured): retail
Cuff: vintage from my Grandma
Earrings: passed on from my Grandmother
Have you ever worn thrifted attire to a funeral? Do you normally shop retail but thrift those one-off pieces you rarely use? Scroll down to share!
And if you’re grieving today—whether a fresh loss or an anniversary—peace be with you. <3