Why can’t we wear white after Labor Day? Who said that?
Labor Day is on the first Monday of September, in the USA. I wore this post’s outfit on Sunday, Sept 3rd But hello, we obviously CAN wear whichever color we want nearly anytime (observing some cultural aspects). Not wearing white after Labor Day is a “rule” from the beginning of last century, when wearing white in the summer kept people refreshed, there was no air-conditioning. It was a symbolic way to show that someone was wealthy – in the city, people wore dark clothes and rich families could go on holidays – and wore white, a symbol of summer. “By the 1950s, the custom had calcified into a hard rule” (source here).
The old rule says that people “should” stop wearing white from Labor Day to Memorial Day, which is on the last Monday of May – so, next year, May 28th. Serial Mom, a movie from 1994, showed how some people still observe the old rule – Kathleen Turner as a serial mom, killed someone who wore white shoes after Labor Day. She would have killed Coco Chanel, who wore white anytime – but well, she was French and the rule is American. What do you think of the old “rule“?