Skip Nav
The Best Winter Date Ideas For Your Zodiac Sign
Gift Guide
20 Gifts Your 20-Something Boyfriend Will Love
30 Gifts Your 30-Something Boyfriend Will Want This Year

Lesbian Asked Not to Wear Suit to Wedding

Awkward! Asked to Dress "More Feminine" For a Wedding

A friend told me an interesting story that provides a modern twist on the high drama that often goes on during wedding preparations.

Her friend — we'll call her X — identifies as a lesbian and often wears boyish clothes. X was invited to her cousin's wedding and asked to read a poem — but the cousin balked when she found out that she was going to wear a man's suit. "Can't you wear something more girlish and feminine — for me?!" was the gist of her response.

After some discussion, the cousin realized she was asking for something unfair; what difference did it make that X, someone she loved, wore a suit or not? The most important thing was that she would be there for the wedding. At the end of the day, X wore a suit, did a wonderful reading of the poem, and everyone lived happily ever after.

Have you ever had unreasonable sartorial demands asked of you for a wedding? (Like, say, "Please wear this fuchsia-colored bridesmaid dress so I look dazzling?") How did you handle it?


Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Wedding Pictures
How to Make Your Partner Happy
Winter Date Ideas by Zodiac Sign
Why You Shouldn't Marry Your High School Sweetheart
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds