Q: My fiancé's mom says she's wearing a white dress to the wedding. I thought I was the only one who gets to wear white! Who's right?

A: You win this one—white, which traditionally has symbolized youth and purity, is worn only by the bride. That goes for ivory, cream, off-white, linen and all other pale variations. If you're worried that your FMIL won't take this news well, it's probably best to enlist someone she respects, and who you can confide in, and ask that person to be the messenger. Have her suggest a few flattering non-white shades that would work with the wedding's color scheme.

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