It is Memorial Day and we have a serious question.
Is Memorial Day the official start date of wearing white? Or did you start wearing white at Easter? Or when the weather got warmer? Or all year long?
The rules of wearing white have always created a dilemma. Everyone seems to have an opinion one way or another. In days past, you never ever wore white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. It was simply an etiquette rule. There was a dress code for practically every occasion, and most during the year did not involve white.
People, then, started wearing white on Easter! The purists were aghast but the majority of people embraced the new trend.
Today is all about wearing white whenever it is appropriate. I am a huge fan of wearing it all year long. Think about a black cashmere turtleneck, white jeans and a pair of leopard flats. Such the perfect outfit.
As the "new" Emily Post states "It's more about the fabric choice today than color. The true interpretation is 'wear what's appropriate - for the weather, the season, or the occasion.'"
So that being said, break tradition and wear white when ever you like!!!
Happy Memorial Day.