That old rule suggesting you should not wear white (unless you are a bride) before Victoria Day (Memorial Day in the U.S) or after Labour Day, has been around for a long time. And while people don't really pay it much heed these days, the rule keeps hanging around.
So where did it come from, and does it matter any more?
A few ideas...
"In the early 1900's, the summer season was a 'Memorial Day to Labour Day' thing. Society flocked en masse, from town-house to seaside "cottage" or mountain "cabin", to escape the heat. City clothes were left behind in exchange for lighter, whiter, summer costumes. Come fall and the return to the city, summer clothes were put away and more formal city clothes donned once more." - Emily Post
"I was taught, that the reason for no white after Labour Day was a bit more pragmatic. In the days of coal heat in the winter, wearing white meant that it would get dirty and dingy almost immediately due to the coal dust in the air." - Apartment Therapy
Nowadays, there really are no rules when it comes to fashion, but there may be some concern as to how best keep our whites white. From food to deodorant stains, wearing white can be asking for trouble!
Thankfully OxiClean™ White Revive™ Powder—fabric care winner of the 2015 Best New Product Awards—is specially formulated to maintain and revive your whites.
Here are a few tips on ways you can say goodbye to “no white after Labour Day”, and incorporate white into your wardrobe this fall and winter!
4 Ways to Wear White After Labour Day!
1. Mix and match – pair white statement pieces with neutral colours like grey or tan to tone down the summer vibe for a sophisticated fall look.
2. Cool winter chic – stick to all white accessories like white cashmere gloves or a cable knit scarf to elevate your look as the months get colder.
3. The not-so-blue jean – to balance out the summery feel of a pair of white denim jeans, pair with a distressed leather jacket in dark brown or a tan trenchcoat for a more polished look.
4. Not over overalls – this 90s staple is back with a vengeance! A perfect transitional piece as the days get cooler, mix a pair of white overalls with runners and your favourite dark cropped jacket for a cool urban fall look.
So who says you can't wear white after Labour Day??
This MommyO says DO IT!
Clean, crisp whites FTW!
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