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Berkel En Rodenrijs, North Dakota 2651 Wn
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Wearing whites after Labor Day has traditionally been a fashion no-no, but is it still relevant, and are there exceptions to the rule? The convention most likely originates from the late 1800's when influential upper class women deemed white shoes off limits post-summertime. In 1894, Labor Day was adopted as a Federal Holiday, and became the de-facto end of summer for most Americans. This meant the end of summer attire, including seersucker and most whites, and rule was eventually extended to include not only shoes but all clothing and accessories. The turn of the century was a time when fashion rules were enforced with an iron fist, and high society women could be assured a fierce response from fellow socialites should they buck the prevailing fashion trends of the day, including wearing white after Labor Day.
Upper class women in the late 1800's still adhered to very strict Victorian standards of womanhood, and these included severe restrictions regarding both daily wear and formal attire. Fashion at that time was very closely tied to social standing and identity, and clothing and accessories were far more than mere decoration. They were used overtly by many women in an attempt to transcend the barriers of lower classes, advertising a certain level of respectability that would attract the right kind of influential acquaintances. Skirt and dress lengths were tightly controlled by social conventions, as were necklines, sleeve lengths and even undergarments. There were occasions appropriate for every type of fashion imaginable, from wearing hats to Sunday church service to the elaborate dresses worn when receiving guests and hosting social events. Every occasion was an event to dress up for, and it wasn't until 50 or so years later when bucking fashion trends became a trend in itself.
The 60's, 70's and decades since have seen the slow, steady unraveling of many fashion conventions once held as absolute rules governing social behavior, and this includes the "no whites post-Labor Day" rule. Modern designers and stylists are going the opposite direction and giving us free rein to wear white all year-round. Winter whites, cream-colored knits and a variety of textured white fabrics are now commonly found in fashion-forward post-Labor Day attire, and there's plenty of ways to accessorize with light, bright white clothing that are still appropriate for fall and winter. Big, bright purses and boldly hued scarves in deep fall colors can help repurpose your white basics so you can continue to wear them all year. The same goes for jewelry, so be sure to check out the rainbow of colors available in trendy gemstone jewelry. Striking gemstones stand out beautifully when paired with neutral whites, and there are so many colors available this season, including rich red ruby earrings, deep blue sapphire pendants and bold, bright cocktail rings.