If we talk traditions, on Thanksgiving there will be turkey, Christmas there will be presents, and after Labor Day there will be no white clothes.
The end of summer is approaching, and for the rule followers out there that means no white after Labor Day.
Does this rule even still apply?
The short answer is NO.
There are two reasons we believe this rule emerged.
In the late 19th century the idea of not wearing white after Labor Day was created. For those who had money and could leave the city during the warmer months white was considered vacation attire. City clothes were left behind in exchange for lighter whiter summer outfits. When time came to return to the city in the fall, the summer clothes were put away and the more formal city clothes were worn again.
The other reason for this rule is simple and was born out of function. White is just harder to keep clean in the fall and winter. White attire that is lighter and less heat absorbing is more comfortable to wear in the summer months.
There are always trend breakers, and the most famous one is Coco Chanel. She famously broke this trend by wearing white year round.
The fashion rules have shifted over time.
IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO CONCENTRATE ON THE FABRICS YOU ARE WEARING THAN THE COLOR.
However this rule started fashion insiders are proving that white can be wearable all year long.
Go ahead and break the rules, wear white after Labor Day!