The Truth About The No White After Labor Day Rule

Labor Day is often seen as the unofficial end of summer and the end of certain ways of dressing, such as wearing certain colors. 

 According to Cosmopolitan, colors that trended during recent warmer months included hot pink, lime green, and butter yellow. 

According to Time, wealthy people wore white. It showed they could afford fall and winter trips to warmer climates. 

What The Color White Represented?

As the middle class grew in the 1950s, old money used white to distinguish themselves from new money. Newly wealthy people wore white to appear more elite.

Valerie Steele, director of the FIT Museum, said "insiders tried to keep others out." Outsiders proving they know the rules.

Socialite Coco Chanel broke the no-white-after-Labor-Day taboo by wearing white year-round (via Southern Living). 

Breaking The Fashion Rules

Chanel was a visionary fashion designer whose influence and legacy endure.

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