Sep 6, 2017

Do You Wear White After Labor Day?

A good question isn't it?  Well, do you?  Where did this custom come from?  I don't know, only that if you wear white after, what?  People will stop and stare.  We wouldn't, we couldn't wear white; Or could we?
Has it been passed down for generations? I think so.  This needs looking into, don't you think?

Reasons for Wearing White or Not!

  • White is cooler.  That is a fact.

  • White is too cool and lightweight to wear after Summer.  Untrue take a look at the white sweater below:

I don't believe this is too cool to wear at anytime in our South Carolina weather
What do you think?

  • White for a coat?  Who would wear a white coat in the Winter?  I would!  I have a great looking white coat that I like to wear. I'll share it with you sometime.

I like this and would definitely wear
Would you?

Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel wore white year round

    • Oh No! We can't wear white after Labor Day!  Why not?  That is my question.

    • Question is where did this fashion rule come from?  

    After the Civil War
    • The wives of the super rich. millionaires had something to do with this fashion rule.  You see it was hard to tell the difference between those individuals with 'Old Money' and the vulgar ones with "New Money".  High Society made their own rules to distinguish themselves from those 'others'.  
    • 1894 Labor Day became a federal holiday and what a perfect time for 'High Society' to end Summer fashion.  That is what they did.  White became a fashion rule -no no- for them to push on all of society.  I guess it worked.
    • 1950's
    • Women's magazines in the 1950's made it clear to the Middle Class that white was a color to be worn only from Memorial Day to Labor Day. credit
     They must have convinced many people to do so.  We, as people are easily led in any direction it seems.

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    Final Thoughts

    "You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40 and irresistible for the rest of your life." ~ Coco Chanel

    "The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you." ~ Coco Chanel

    "Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance." ~ Coco Chanel

    Do what you want within reason
    Be your own person
    If it was good enough for Coco Chanel 
    It is good enough for me!

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