Ex-etiquette: My husband's ex wants to borrow my dress

Q: I have been trying to cultivate a more casual relationship with my husband's ex. We share the kids's time in 7-day blocks – a week with us and a week with her and I figured a more casual interaction would help the cause. But, yesterday she asked to borrow my favorite dress for an event we'll both attend. She knows I won't be wearing it – I just wore it to an occasion, so she wants to. I don't want to be THAT good of friends, but I'm afraid if I say no because it might upset my bonusdaughter. She's so happy her mom and I get along. What's good ex-etiquette?


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