Back in the 1900s, 10s,20s, 30s, etc.—the summer season was bracketed by Memorial Day and Labor Day. Winter clothes were left behind in exchange for lighter, whiter, summer outfits. Come fall and summer clothes were put away for more formal attire. It was an age when there was a dress code for practically every season and occasion, and the signal to mark the change between summer clothes and clothing worn for the rest of the year was encapsulated in the dictum “No white after Labor Day.” And it stuck.
Of course you can wear white after Labor Day, and it makes perfect sense to do so in regions where September through November temperatures are hardly fall-like. Even in the dead of winter white wool, white cashmere, and white peacoats are considered fashionable. My philosophy is “wear what’s appropriate—for the weather, the season, or the occasion.” It’s all about your style and how you ROCK it!
White Runway Fashion Inspiration for the Fall