Can You Wear White After Labor Day?

Q. I’m still confused whether it’s OK to wear white after Labor Day. Fashion myth or fashion rule?

whiteafterlaborday.jpgA. We thought we put this issue to rest last year, but many of you still aren’t sure if it is acceptable to wear white after Labor Day. There are those who strictly adhere to this antiquated
rule, but we promise, you won’t be arrested by the fashion police for
wearing white in October (or November or December…)

Essential to pulling this look off is to ensure that your fabrics are weather appropriate – in other words, no linen, eyelet or gauzy white fabrics.

Willing to wear white? Start simple with a white blouse as a layering piece like the look shown right from Collette Dinnigan’s Fall 2008 collection. Feeling more daring? Try white jeans or winter white wool pants with a black chunky knit sweater. Generally, white sweaters, coats and jackets are also a “do”.  White bags and shoes are harder to pull off, so put them away until next spring just to be safe.

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