Wearing White After Labor Day?
White Hot or NOT?
The debate marches on whether fashionistas across the land can or cannot wear white after Labor Day? The fashion apparel rule "White can be worn after Memorial Day and not after Labor Day" started back in the Gilded Age period of 1800's to early 1900s. The wealthy during the dog days of summer basked in white showing prestige while the laborers wore black and drab suits. Labor Day signified the end of summer and the finality of wearing white for the summer season. During the 1950's, fashion editors put down the gauntlet and enforced the rule. Whereas, today in the year 2014, the controversy remains fresh with no real solution, some will, some will not and either is acceptable. However, there are a few pointers to help address the white or not subject. Finally, for this fashion maven putting away the stark white garments does signify the end of summer with the joyous and gorgeous Fall looming around the corner.
Forever Chic Style ANSWER...
Drum Roll Please...
I. White Jeans - Sporadic Usage after Labor Day - YES & NO: In September, when the weather remains warm, it is often hard to refrain from slipping into a favorite pair of white jeans. Proceed with caution and wear sporadically on a sunny day or to the first football game of the season. With the rains on the way, white is bound to get dirty and not look as fresh and sleek as during late spring and summer. Slowly store away and instead bring out dark denim for Fall 2014.
NOTE: Never wear white jeans tucked into boots. White jeans are best with sandals, flats or pumps.
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II. White Shirts - YES: Wear to hearts content. The white blouse is a staple and a must have in any wardrobe.
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IV. White Dresses -NO: Put away and do not wear after Labor Day.
V. White Pumps & Sandals - NO Never after Labor Day. Store and do not wear. Actually, white pumps are not flattering during anytime of the year. White sandals can be worn during summer months. Yet, a bone of caramel color sandal is more favorable.
VI. White Ensembles - NO: Never after Labor Day. Winter white is preferable and softer in tone against the dark, wet and rainy weather.
VII. Cream & Winter White: Winter white is simply stunning especially in a warm coat. Buy a sweater or two in winter white for cozy nights with a fire burning. And, a winter white coat is a must have staple.
VIII. Athletic and Tennis Wear White Year Round - YES: White athletic wear can be worn all year. The rules do not apply to wearing white especially for playing tennis!