It's a difficult decision to choose clothing for burial. Some
funeral homes may offer you an option to purchase burial clothing
from them however, this can be an expensive option and it's often
not representative of the type of clothing the honoree may have
worn while they were living.
Clothing made for the purpose of burial is different than the
clothes you would normally purchase at a retail location. They are
made of soft flexible fabric so they are easy to manipulate and
have closures on the back. The necklines are usually higher and
sleeves made longer so when the arm is extended, the cuff covers
If you are choosing clothing from a wardrobe, try and select
clothing with room for manipulation by the funeral home. Also,
remember to bring socks, shoes and undergarments.
Burial clothing was once thought to be conservative, but today
people are choosing to rethink burial clothing. A favorite dress or
suit, uniform or even a weathered sweater is considered appropriate
- if it's meaningful, it's acceptable.
Make-up for women
Most women go to great lengths to find just the right shades of
make-up for themselves, so it's always a good idea to bring a
woman's personal make-up to the funeral home.