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* In ''Film/StageFright'', Charlotte's insincerity and lack of remorse over the death of her husband is shown when she is primping and preening while putting on widow's weeds.

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* In ''Film/StageFright'', ''Film/StageFright1950'', Charlotte's insincerity and lack of remorse over the death of her husband is shown when she is primping and preening while putting on widow's weeds.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10340937/31/The-Return-Remixed The Return-Remixed]]'', when DEAR staged their [[TheFunInFuneral mock funeral]] after Wrestling/BethPhoenix surrendered the Divas Championship due to a concussion, all the members are dressed in black, but Wrestling/TrishStratus was wearing a black skirt suit and a black hat with a veil.


Using black clothing to demonstrate mourning a person who has died. Not only at the [[DuetotheDead funeral service]], but also any time she is [[GraveMarkingScene visiting their grave]], a woman in mourning is shown wearing a black dress and/or a black hat with a veil. Usually this is the widow of the deceased, but it can be other close female relatives as well, such as their mother, sister, or daughter. Main/SpearCounterpart is a man wearing a black armband to show mourning, since men wear black suits in other contexts as well.

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Using black clothing to demonstrate mourning a person who has died. Not only at the [[DuetotheDead funeral service]], but also any time she is [[GraveMarkingScene visiting their grave]], a woman in mourning is shown wearing a black dress and/or a black hat with a veil. Usually Usually, this is the widow of the deceased, but it can be other close female relatives as well, such as their mother, sister, or daughter. Main/SpearCounterpart is a man wearing a black armband to show mourning, mourning since men wear black suits in other contexts as well.



* In the anime adaptation of ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'', ''Himitsu no Hanazono'', Mary Lennox is initially seen wearing black clothes since she is officially in mourning for her parents. As soon as she arrives to the Craven hosuehold, however, she switches to [[TrueblueFemininity a light blue dress.]]

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* In the anime adaptation of ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'', ''Himitsu no Hanazono'', Mary Lennox is initially seen wearing black clothes since she is officially in mourning for her parents. As soon as she arrives to at the Craven hosuehold, household, however, she switches to [[TrueblueFemininity [[TrueBlueFemininity a light blue dress.]]



* In ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' when Dorothy's crossdressing brother dies several heavily veiled, black wearing, women appear at the funeral. They were [[WholesomeCrossdresser the guys from his]] poker night.

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* In ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' when Dorothy's crossdressing cross-dressing brother dies dies, several heavily veiled, black wearing, heavily-veiled, black-wearing women appear at the funeral. They were [[WholesomeCrossdresser the guys from his]] poker night.


* Ellaria Sand of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' switches to all-black outfits and cuts her hair short after her lover Oberyn Martell is killed. Tehcnically they were never married, due to Ellaria being a bastard while Oberyn is a high prince, but they clearly carried themselves married in all but name. The trope is conspicuously averted during the first season when Cersei Lannister continues to wear her usual bright colours despite the death of her husband, King Robert Baratheon, probably because she didn't actually love him and covertly arranged for the HuntingAccident that killed him.

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* Ellaria Sand of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' switches to all-black outfits and cuts her hair short after her lover Oberyn Martell is killed. Tehcnically they were never married, due to Ellaria being a bastard while Oberyn is a high prince, but they clearly carried considered themselves married in all but name. The trope is conspicuously averted during the first season when Cersei Lannister continues to wear her usual bright colours despite the death of her husband, King Robert Baratheon, probably because she didn't actually love him and covertly arranged for the HuntingAccident that killed him.

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* Ellaria Sand of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' switches to all-black outfits and cuts her hair short after her lover Oberyn Martell is killed. Tehcnically they were never married, due to Ellaria being a bastard while Oberyn is a high prince, but they clearly carried themselves married in all but name. The trope is conspicuously averted during the first season when Cersei Lannister continues to wear her usual bright colours despite the death of her husband, King Robert Baratheon, probably because she didn't actually love him and covertly arranged for the HuntingAccident that killed him.

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* In ''VisualNovel/SevenKingdomsThePrincessProblem'', ''red'' is the traditional color of mourning in Revaire, and Revairan widows are expected to wear red for a suitable period after their husband dies. When generating an Ambitious Widow character, the player may choose whether she followed this custom, gave it lip service by wearing red only in public, or ignored it altogether.


* In the anime adaptation of ''Anime/TheSecretGarden'', ''Himitsu no Hanazono'', Mary Lennox is initially seen wearing black clothes since she is officially in mourning for her parents. As soon as she arrives to the Craven hosuehold, however, she switches to [[TrueblueFemininity a light blue dress.]]

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* In the anime adaptation of ''Anime/TheSecretGarden'', ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'', ''Himitsu no Hanazono'', Mary Lennox is initially seen wearing black clothes since she is officially in mourning for her parents. As soon as she arrives to the Craven hosuehold, however, she switches to [[TrueblueFemininity a light blue dress.]]


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*Chapter 56 of ''Apartment Gensokyo'' has Yukari wearing these ("dressing like a widow" complete with the veil), however, she isn't mourning, just shy, wearing these while trying to avoid the gaze of a male kitsune who's smitten with her. She becomes more receptive to his affections when she realizes that she feels more confident while wearing this attire.
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* MaryOfScotland wore white mourning clothes after the death of her first husband, as that was the custom for French Queens at the time. While she eventually put off her mourning clothes for state occasions or other times the Queen of Scotland needed to dress to impress, she wore her full white veil for her second wedding, allowing the guests to each cut a piece off.

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* MaryOfScotland UsefulNotes/MaryOfScotland wore white mourning clothes after the death of her first husband, as that was the custom for French Queens at the time. While she eventually put off her mourning clothes for state occasions or other times the Queen of Scotland needed to dress to impress, she wore her full white veil for her second wedding, allowing the guests to each cut a piece off.


* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': In both the Franco Zeffirelli film and [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet the Baz Luhrmann film]], Juliet's mother wears a black veil during Juliet's [[spoiler:staged]] funeral. In the final scene of the Zeffirelli film, all the Capulets and Montagues alike wear black during the [[spoiler:real]] joint funeral of the two lovers.

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* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': In both the Franco Zeffirelli film and [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet the Baz Luhrmann film]], Juliet's mother wears a black veil during Juliet's [[spoiler:staged]] funeral. In the final scene of the Zeffirelli film, all the Capulets and Montagues alike wear black during the [[spoiler:real]] [[spoiler:the real joint funeral of the two lovers.]]


* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': In [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet the Baz Luhrmann film]], Juliet's mother [[NamedByTheAdaptation Gloria]] Capulet wears this during Juliet's [[spoiler:staged]] funeral.

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* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': In both the Franco Zeffirelli film and [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet the Baz Luhrmann film]], Juliet's mother [[NamedByTheAdaptation Gloria]] Capulet wears this a black veil during Juliet's [[spoiler:staged]] funeral.funeral. In the final scene of the Zeffirelli film, all the Capulets and Montagues alike wear black during the [[spoiler:real]] joint funeral of the two lovers.


* In the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' universe, Traders (Family-based merchant caravans that travel on land or sea) wear red when loved ones die. Daja eventually adopts a red armband in memory of her family, instead of wearing the all-red clothes all the time. She inspires Sandry to do the same with her black clothes.

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* In the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' universe, Traders (Family-based merchant caravans that travel on land or sea) wear red when loved ones die. Daja eventually adopts a red armband in memory of her family, instead of wearing the all-red clothes all the time. She inspires Sandry to wishes she could do the same with same, but because she is a noblewoman, social expectations require her to wear full mourning for far longer than she likes; she thinks that her parents, who were fun-loving pleasure-seekers, would find it silly for her to be wearing all black clothes.for years after they died.


* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the king and queen leave on a journey. They perish when their ship capsizes during a storm, and Anna is shown wearing a black dress afterwords. Elsa is not, but she's so depressed she can't control her powers, so she can't even leave her room.

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* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the king and queen leave on a journey. They perish when their ship capsizes during a storm, and Anna is shown wearing a black dress afterwords.afterwards. Elsa is not, but she's so depressed she can't control her powers, so she can't even leave her room.

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* Implied in ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries''. After Amelia's dance lesson, Clarisse turns off the music. Joseph turns it right back on, then pulls Clarisse close to him, telling her, "You've been wearing black too long." She had buried both her husband and her son.


* Averted in ''[[Series/LeaveItToBeaver Still the Beaver]]'', a Main/MadeForTVMovie showing June talking to Ward's grave, but not wearing a black dress or a veil.


* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', episode "Come Wander With Me." As Mary Rachel narrates the events via the lyrics of a folk song, it becomes apparent to Floyd that he is stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop. She begs him to stay with her this time. He leaves, but he turns to look at her one last time. She is draped in a black shawl. He knows he's [[OhCrap screwed.]]

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', episode ''Series/TheTwilightZone'':
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"Come Wander With Me." As Mary Rachel narrates the events via the lyrics of a folk song, it becomes apparent to Floyd that he is stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop. She begs him to stay with her this time. He leaves, but he turns to look at her one last time. She is draped in a black shawl. He knows he's [[OhCrap screwed.]] ]]
** "The Hunt." Hyder Simpson and his dog have suffered an accident while hunting. He can't understand why nobody is answering when he speaks, until he sees his wife wearing a black dress.

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