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Matching Dresses For Funeral

The latest Whitney Houston Funeral story comes from folks outraged that somehow, someway The National Enquirer got a hold of a picture of Whitney laid to rest in her coffin. This bears the question: WHO THE HECK WOULD TAKE A PICTURE AND THEN SELL IT TO THE ENQUIRER? SOOO DISRESPECTFUL!

But beyond that, when I was trying to find the picture itself (which has been blurred out on seemingly every website), I stumbled on a different picture which I thought was interesting. It shows Cissy, Whitney’s Mom, walking behind Whitney’s Coffin draped on either side by two women in matching dresses.

Is it me, or does this seem strange? Since when do you get matching “bridesmaids” dresses for a funeral? Have you ever seen that? Luckily for me, I haven’t been to a lot of funerals, and I certainly hope that trend continues. So, perhaps this is a trend I am unaware of?

Here is the picture, and you tell me what you think? Was it tacky to have matching dresses at a funeral? Even if the women are adult twins, still strange to me: