If you’re a fellow fashionista, chances are that you’ve probably heard the “no white after Labor Day” rule. I’ve always wondered why, when, and how that rule came about. I mean, what’s so bad about wearing white in the fall and winter months?
Apparently, the rule dates way back to the late 19th/early 20th century. During this time, the summer season started on Memorial Day and ended on Labor Day. Wealthy New England women made up a “rule” to be able to tell who was in the know about fashion and who wasn’t. Although it would make sense to wear breathable white fabric in the early fall months (when it’s still hot in many places), high society women wouldn’t dare to break out a white outfit after Labor Day.
Of course, it’s 2017, so we can do whatever the heck we want, regardless of what season it is. However, if you really want to get in your white summer wear before Labor Day, then I have the article for you. Here are seven ways to rock white before fall arrives!
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This first outfit features one of the hottest trends of the summer - an off-the-shoulder top. Easily dressed up or down, an all-white off-the-shoulder top is fun and flirty, and the best part? These tops look great on everybody.
Making an all-white outfit out of separates can be a little tedious. It’s tough to do it right - the whites have to match and each piece should fit perfectly for the look to be cohesive. For an easier all-white outfit, try out a one-piece article of clothing like a jumpsuit or romper. Less work for a chic look!
For a sophisticated yet fun work-appropriate look, try a collared shirt with skinny white pants. A well-fitting, tailored shirt is always a great choice for the office, and by pairing it with white pants, you can make a great summer-inspired outfit. Try pairing your outfit with nude pumps or flats to elongate your legs.
To add a bit of excitement to your all-white outfit, try adding a pop of color. Adding color in your shoes, jewelry, or handbag (or all three) is easy and fun. You can go bright with your accessories, or pair your outfit with softer-colored pieces.
If you were blessed with a fuller figure, the thought of wearing all white might be a little scary. White clothes can sometimes be less forgiving than darker colors, and show more of our lumps and bumps than we’d like. The keys to a slimming all-white outfit are the fit and accessories. Clothes that are too big or too small can truly ruin an outfit, and heels are great options to give you height and a slimmer leg. If heels aren’t normally your thing, try a wedge or block heel for more comfort!
If you want an extra-girly look, try incorporating lace into your all-white outfit. An all-white lacy look is sweet, fun, and chic. To create an all-lace outfit that doesn’t make you look like your grandma’s doilies, pick some pieces that show a good amount of skin or have minimal amounts of lace on them.