Question:

I am an older single girl in shiduchim. Is it permissible for me to buy and wear new clothing during the year of availus for my father?

Answer:

It really depends on the need, but if there is a need she can buy the clothes and have someone else wear them first, and then she may wear them. If she doesn’t have a choice and there isn’t anyone else to wear them, if the new clothes are needed for a date etc. she may also wear them.

Sources:

The halachos of not wearing new clothing during the 12 months are similar to not wearing new clothes during the nine days. Orchos Rabeinu 2-  pg 13, B’tzel Hachochma 2- 132( 2), Piskei Teshuvos 551-17, Poskim.

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