You know that ancient rule that you can’t wear white after Labor Day? It seems that big fashion enthusiasts enforce this rule. Athough many of us may abide by it, most don’t understand the meaning behind it. After some brief research, Jamie Danno, author of Jamiedanno.com, gave us all the details behind some justifiable reseaoning. “For centuries wearing white during summer was a way to stay cool– like swapping out hot cocoa for a watermelon cocktail. And, this action rings more true in regions along the East Coast and in those areas where there is actual seasonal change.” says Jamie.
Other sources states that the origin of the no-white-after–Labor Day rule may be symbolic. In the early 20th century, white was seen as a luxury compared to the urban working class wardrobe. Most photographs in the 1930s consist of people in dark clothes rushing off to their jobs. While others may picture those in white linen suits– a look of luxury and relaxation.
Jamie goes on to explain how she’s breaking all the rules. Instead of putting her whites away, she’s embracing them! Read the rest here.