A black funeral dress is so very appropriate for any religious or graveside burial service. It doesn't really matter how old you are, but for any woman who wants to be smartly dressed for a memorial or funeral procession - black is the color of choice. Always tasteful without being over the top, for example a low cut top or a hem too short. Just look at the tv and see all the beautifully dressed coifed women who attended the sad and somber service for Betty Ford. The sophisticated black feminine dresses and suits were everywhere that showed respect and decorum for any social procedure.
Today's modern woman is also today's contemporary woman and it shows in her clothes as well as her attitude. It doesn't matter if your black dress has sleeves or is sleeveless or maybe you have a stylish black suit - they all display proper and tasteful fashion sense. I recently attended a wake and of course I had nothing to wear so I naturally went to the store of choice which was Nordstroms and they had a beautiful range of black dresses as well as other deep shades that would work for any service. The prices were right and many could be worn again for other functions. Also the styles ranged from casual to cocktail in many materials that were quite lovely. Finally I found a dress that would work, was age appropriate, not matronly and would work for many seasons and occasions.
Donna Ricco Ruffle Matte Jersey Dress
Ruffles edge the neckline of a curvy, matte jersey sheath dress with an Empire-seamed bodice and angled pleats to ease the fitted skirt. * Side zip with hook-and-eye closure. * Elbow-length sleeves.
Maggy London Pleated Stretch Satin Sheath Dress
Richly pleated stretch-satin sheath dress flatters the figure with a surplice neckline and a curvy, fitted bodice.
* Back zip with hook-and-eye closure. * Double V-neck. * Cap sleeves.
the nordstrom black funeral dress is found at nordstrom.com