Wearing White After Labor Day: Expectations vs. Reality


I know personally that when I was growing up, I was told that you were not supposed to wear white after Labor Day! So where did this fashion rule come from? According to Mental Floss when Labor Day became a holiday in 1894, white was reserved for social attire, weddings, resort wear, not dinner parties in the fall. Society adopted this as an endpoint of summer fashion.

This rule was originally made for upper-class fashion elites, but it made its way down to all social classes.  Coco Channel was famous for not following this trend!  We now know that wearing white after Labor Day is simply a myth.  This was an unjustified fashion tradition that was passed down throughout many generations. 

There were arguments meant to back the myth of not wearing white, stating that white keeps you cool in the months prior to Labor Day, but we also know that alternative colors made in other fabrics keeps you cool as well!  As the fall and winter season comes, there are certain fabrics that will understandably not be worn after Labor Day due to the drop in temperatures.  I would recommend that if you don't live in a warmer climate in the fall/winter months, please find some awesome pieces in any color to keep you warm!

 There are so many people dressing and following molds because they think that's what they are supposed to do. I mean, after all, we do have the color winter white!  That's why I wanted to do this blog because I love fashion and creativity!  I wear what I want to wear when I want to wear it!  I do read fashion magazines, and I fancy certain items but I NEVER try to duplicate or formulate myself after a look or person.  Please comment and let me know did you grow up with this rule or what are some fashion rules that you have grown up with.