Dressing someone for burial is a difficult and emotional process. But it’s one that should be made as peaceful and dignified as possible.
Many funeral homes offer burial gowns to their clients as a way of providing comfort and dignity to their loved ones. They’re available in a wide variety of styles and can be easily adjusted to accommodate the deceased person’s current size.
They also come in a range of colors and can be customized to match the deceased’s personality. They can be made out of different fabrics, such as cotton, linen, and silk. They can be adorned with jewelry or other mementos that represent the deceased’s interests.
Choosing what to wear for a burial is a personal choice, and you’ll want to consider your loved one’s preferences as well as their religion. It’s a sad time, and the last thing they need is to be dressed in anything that would make them feel uncomfortable.
You can base the clothing you choose on what your loved one wore when they were alive or on their favorite colors or styles. This can help you make the right decisions.
If your loved one was a member of a sports team or wore uniforms, you may want to choose their shirt and pants for a burial service. It’s a nice gesture to honor your lost loved one in their old uniform, and it also shows the respect they deserve.
In some cultures, the body of a deceased person is buried almost immediately after death. In Islamic faith, for example, the body is washed three times before it is wrapped in a white sheet and buried with a veil on their head. For Jewish people, the body is usually covered in a shroud and a tallit (prayer shawl). Men and women also have yarmulkes on their heads.
These are the most common burial attire for most religious groups, but they can be more or less appropriate depending on your loved one’s religious beliefs and preference. In most cases, you’ll need to provide undergarments to be worn while the funeral outfit is being put on your loved one.
Some burial gowns are also designed with false shirt fronts and other embellishments to resemble day or evening clothing. This makes it easier for the family to select an outfit that reflects your loved one’s personal style.
Other companies produce more upscale burial clothes for those who want to evoke the elegance of the past. These garments can be made out of silk harvested from recycled saris or even out of recycled cotton shirts. They’re often decorated with pearls or other gems and can be purchased through various websites.
Leon Harris, the CEO and designer of LH Design, is on a mission to “enhance beauty in the afterlife.” He introduced his line of funeral dresses at the National Funeral Directors Association convention and expo. The four models — La Angelica, Lacey, Lucille, and Lyntene — feature pearls, beads, and sequins in different combinations to suit the deceased’s personality.