# Traje de Boda Styles

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Not the title of a tragic play nor a line from a nonsense rhyme. Believe it or not, it’s a high fashion note in the bridal parade. At the century’s turn, Manila society was more strongly European influenced. A bride could be as daringly fashionable as to wear black at her wedding. In fact, she was at perfect liberty to wear any color except purple, which was assigned to marrying widows. But chic mod, high style was black (as in one 1907 wedding photograph), accented by artificial azahar (orange blossoms).

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Source:

Alvina, C. & Sta. Maria, F. 1987. Essays on Philippine Culture.