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Do You Wear White After Labor Day?

Do You Wear White After Labor Day?

This is one of those fashion rules that we just don't understand! We are big fans of wearing whatever you want- when you want. But out of curiosity, where did this rule even come from?

According to Vogue, this rule can be traced back to the Gilded Age! It was a practical choice for those gathering in the summer heat. It wasn't appropriate at the time to wear shorts or tank tops, so white linen was the go to. Classism had a hand in it as well. Wearing white was a subtle way of telling those around you that you don't take part in any manual labor. It also was a way of saying that you had the means to take a late summer vacation, wearing white after Labor Day could be seen as ostentatious.

In summary, its not the 1800's anymore- we are still wearing white year round and we encourage you to do the same! 

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