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Hong Kong Tatler - - The Great Debate -

to move with the times and keep abreast of the lat­est trends, I’m also a tra­di­tional in­di­vid­ual, es­pe­cially when it comes to im­por­tant oc­ca­sions. Since as long as I can re­mem­ber, it has been cus­tom­ary in Chi­nese cul­ture to wear some­thing bright or pure white to wed­dings as a sign of hap­pi­ness. El­e­gant as it is, black can sym­bol­ise sor­row and sad­ness, in my opin­ion. Would you ever con­sider wear­ing bright red, blaze or­ange, neon pink or the like to a fu­neral ser­vice? I think not. Ad­her­ing to tra­di­tional codes of dress is just a way to show your re­spect. On those rare oc­ca­sions that I do see women wear­ing black to wed­dings, they would usu­ally be car­ry­ing colour­ful hand­bags to min­imise at­ten­tion to the black out­fit. I don’t think that’s ideal, but if you’re truly determined to wear black, then you can at least brighten your look with some colour­ful ac­ces­sories. Au owns PR agency The Venue and sup­ports many lo­cal char­i­ties

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