No White After Labor Day?

How to wear white to work in autumn/fall? Fashion advice from personal stylist
Style Tips: How To Wear White

Style Tips: How To Wear White After Labor Day?

Learn how to wear white after Labor Day. Get wearable office style advice from your personal stylist. Find the best work wear in white and look amazing at work all autumn long.

US Labor Day is in September and to many this has traditionally been the time to pack away your white clothing for the winter. I am just asking if it’s necessary anymore. Let’s go investigate!

No White After Labor Day

Why would you pack away something that looks great on you? Especially when the summer might be still going on strong. I love white autumn and winter looks because of their freshness.

Some style rules have no place in the modern world and I think this might be one of those. In my professional image consultant opinion you can totally ignore this style rule and continue to wear what you want.

The grand house of American etiquette, The Emily Post Institute in Vermont gives us a historical insight to this now dated style rule. Their advice helps us understand better why people believed that white was only for the summer.

“Back in Emily’s day—the nineteen 00s, 10s and 20s—the summer season was bracketed by Memorial Day and Labor Day. Society flocked en masse from town house to seaside “cottage” or mountain “cabin” to escape the heat.

City clothes were left behind in exchange for lighter, whiter, summer outfits. Come fall and the return to the city, summer clothes were put away and more formal city clothes donned once more.

It was an age when there was a dress code for practically every occasion, and the signal to mark the change between summer resort clothes and clothing worn for the rest of the year was encapsulated in the dictum “No white after Labor Day.” And it stuck.”

– Emily Post Institute

Nowadays wearing white in the autumn/fall and even winter is completely acceptable. After seeing these stylish looks you will want to wear your white outfits way past Labor Day!

Fashion Advice: How To Wear White?

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This post was originally published on 11th September 2015 and updated on 29th June 2020 with new links and embeds from Pinterest. These looks were created with Style Fruits that has since closed it’s website.

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