White after Labor day? Yes or No?
You can't wear white after "Labor Day"!!! Where did this rule of fashion come from? And why is it even a rule? As the fashion world continue to rapidly change, designers are encouraging consumers to wear the very thing that was considered shun upon. Wearing white after Labor Day was considered a fashion no no. Which I never quite understood this rule, for the simple fact that everyone I knew that was throwing a party in the fall/winter season, would throw an ALL WHITE PARTY. How so? Isn't it a big no no after Labor Day. I could remember going shopping around this time and having a hard time searching for the perfect white dress. Sales associates would always remind me that I would have a hard time finding the perfect dress because it is considered to be out of season. But as it turns out the history the "No White" after Labor Day rule isn't so black and white after all.
Times Archive editor Lily Rothman explained why Americans stop wearing white after Labor Day. In short, in the early 1900's before there was a thing such as AC, white clothing was considered more of a lighter wear and more convenient for the hot summer months especially in places such as New York. Wearing white became inappropriate during the fall rainy season. Lighter colors for resort apparel brought a more laid back look. When people came back from their vacation it was time to put away the lighter apparel and wear more dark city colors because of the change in season. So eventually, this traditional rule stuck in the world of Fashion. Now, fashion magazines, designers, and etc... are encouraging wearing white after Labor Day NOW more than ever. So OUT with the OLD and IN with the NEW!!!! So feel free to wear your white apparel even AFTER LABOR DAY! And make sure you add your splash of color!