The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics - Thomas Sowell
I think it depends on the person that the memorial is for. I had a friend die years ago and she had always said that she wouldn't want others to mourn her loss, but celebrate her life. Most everyone wore light colors and the service was very touching.
When our daughter died I wore a cream colored dress because I didn't want the service to seem so "deathly".
I completely agree that convention calls for dark colors, but I also feel that it depends on whom we are mourning and the wishes of that person and/or their family.
I don't think it's just the colour that is inappropriate. The style of the dress is not conservative enough for a memorial service in my opinion. It's a pretty dress, just not appropriate for this situation.
yeah, Sunny... it's good that you're going to go with something else.
Think conservative and don't show a lot of skin.
As far as color, just make it a dark subdued tone.
Nothing bright, flashy, red, etc. Dark blue, dark green, brown, black, all these colors are perfectly fine.
Basically, you do not want to stand out from the crowd.
I think the fact that it is cream is fine. But the cut and style of the dress isn't really. Its a little short in the leg, and you never used to be able to go sleeveless in church, so a lot of people tale offense at that.
I don't agree with just wearing dark colours to a funeral. Obviously you don't turn up in a lurid multi-coloured outfit or a football shirt (unless they requested it!), but I see nothing wrong with colour, as long as you aren't showing a lot of flesh. Funerals are for mourning yes, but they are also a celebration of that persons life. I guess it depends on how you view things and what kind of person they were. For my great grandfathers funeral I wore black trousers and a long sleeved purple shirt.