I’ve always heard,“You can’t wear white after Labor Day.”
Well, times have changed and so have the rules, so before you send your whites into winter hiding, consider this…
Some say that the rule originated in the 1880’s by a group of wealthy woman who wanted to separate themselves from the women who came from “new money”. Others believe that wearing white was a look of leisure during summer vacation for the wealthy. Still others say that in times past, light weight, white clothing was the only way to stay cool during the summer months .
No one really seems to know, and more and more people are breaking the rule.
Those who believe this rule is meant to be broken make the case that Labor Day is an American holiday. So, if Labor Day marks the occasion, then how would other countries know when to stop wearing white?
I think they make a valid point. And, today’s fashion experts tell us that we can indeed wear white after Labor Day.
So here’s what fashion experts suggest for how to wear white after Labor Day:
~pops of white peeking out of a sweater or jacket.
~ white denim jeans
~ white linen, or any linen, after Labor Day
~ white summer dresses
~ an all white outfit
images via New York & Co.
And one last tip, if you do wear white, wear nude undergarments underneath your clothing.
I say set your own trends, and whatever you wear, wear it with confidence! Tweet it!
See you in class,