What is the rule about wearing white?

April 2, 2014 § 16 Comments

It seems every Spring and Summer I notice my friends with Southern roots get out their white pants. The only fashion rule I remember from my eclectic childhood was no shorts in Manhattan – period. Looking back through family films and photos it’s clear that this was a rule strictly followed at one time. After some googling I found Memorial Day to Labor Day is the rule and no white clothes after Labor Day. I also learned that Emily Post gave the ok to continue wearing white after Labor Day.  

 

Why We Can’t Wear White After Labor Day – Time Magazine

 

Still from Family Film Footage.  Somewhere in Long Island

Still from family film footage. Somewhere in Long Island.

How to Wear White After Labor Day: Ten Pieces for Fall – Vogue

 

Still from Family Film Footage.  Somewhere in Long Island.

Still from family film footage. Somewhere in Long Island.

 

My grandmother holding my father.

My grandmother holding my dad.

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