Brazilian councillor asks brides to wear underwear

Published: 11th January 2012

Brazilian councillor asks brides to wear underwear
A councillor in Brazil is proposing a new law which would force brides to wear knickers under their dresses at the altar, the Daily Mail reports.

Ozias Zizi has claimed that an increasing number of women in the south-eastern town of Vila Velha are not wearing any underwear beneath their dresses when they turn up to church.

This is due to a superstition that claims marriages last longer should the bride not wear knickers to the ceremony.

Mr Zizi told the newspaper: "The person, in fact, can get married whichever way they like, but the moment they enter a place of worship they must show some respect. And without knickers that just won't do."

The Brazilian Republican Party representative has also proposed restrictions on brides' necklines, to ensure they are suitable for churches and spare ministers from any embarrassment when conducting weddings.

Local pastors and residents have criticised the bill, claiming that it would be impossible to enforce fairly and that women should have a choice as to what to wear on their special day.

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