Monday, September 5, 2011

Why we can't wear white after Labor Day

Labor Day is traditionally the end of summer. As I was growing up, we were told you could not wear white after Labor Day. White clothes were meant to keep you cool, and with the Fall season, it is USUALLY cooler, but we all know what happened this year. Strange weather patterns; 100 plus days of 100 degree heat here in Texas.
According to the Times US, Co Co Chanel challenged this rule in 1969 with her signature white suit, which she wore all year long.
In 2004, manners bible, Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th edition, gave the go-ahead for wearing white after Labor Day. Thank goodness, because even though summer is over, I'm still hot!
Rules are meant to be broken anyway!

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