Q: One of my bridesmaids has asked if she can wear a pantsuit instead of a dress. I’m OK with that, but not sure where to start looking. And can she wear a tuxedo made for a woman?
A: The fact that you are flexible and willing to let your bridesmaid wear a pantsuit is very admirable, and I commend you. Obviously, you are not a demanding “my way or no way” bridezilla! That said, you have a number of options: Check out the special occasion section in department stores, and call boutiques, specialty stores or bridal salons in your area to see if they carry dressy pantsuits (if they have a white pantsuit designed for brides, they may be able to order it in a color). You can also do some research online to see where you can purchase a tuxedo tailored for a woman. If you decide on a black tuxedo, consider pairing it with either a shirt or tie and vest in the colors of your other bridesmaids’ dresses.