Post # 1
Do the old school rules still apply about wearing white only during certain seasons of the year? I have a pair of long white pants that I hardly wear during the summer because I mostly wear shorts and Capris. They are too hot to wear in the summer. Would I be breaking a fashion rule by wearing them in the fall or winter?
Post # 2
I don’t think it really applies any more. I don’t wear white personally because I’m a clutz, but I wouldn’t think anything of someone wearing white after Labor Day.
Post # 3
Carolsays : winter whites are the best! I’m a partly French lover of fashion so can tell you with some “expertise” that its more than fine to wear white in any season
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I personally don’t wear much white because I am a slob! But I see nothing wrong with wearing it whenever you want 🙂
Post # 5
I visited my grandmother in England in winter once and I had a white bag. She was saying ‘oh but you don’t want that bag, it’s winter!’ and I was so completely confused as I had never heard of that before. So unless you’re 90 I really don’t think it’s an issue haha.
Post # 6
I rarely wear white because its a damn awkward colour but I wear colours depending on mood/situation/event not season
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
Carolsays : I think the “rule” has relaxed some… Wear those whites post Labor Day! lol
Post # 8
I definitely think the rule has relaxed. I just wore white pants last night to dinner! I live in a super hot/humid area – and even at night it’s usually too dang hot to wear my white pants. I’d never get a chance to wear them if I didn’t wear them in the fall.
Post # 9
I have a couple white sundresses that are casual to wear any time of the year. I think it really depends on the material and design of the outfit.
Post # 10
The rule is because typically white clothes are lighter fabrics and more summery (like white linen pants). But now there are a lot of white clothes in other seasons like winter white coat or sweater. I don’t think it’s really a rule anymore, I mean most people aren’t going to wear white linen pants or white shorts in cold weather so it’s really a non issue.
Post # 11
if you can rock it, wear it.
Post # 12
That rule is not only relaxed, it’s outdated. White is now appropriate all year round. As PPs say it has more to do with the fabric and cut. A light cotton halter top or linen pants aren’t really going to cut it in January in most climates.
Post # 13
This rule has been outdated for a while. Fall is alll about neutral tones.
Post # 14
I think it’s all about how you wear it. White jeans with a cranberry sweater, for example, would look great and not summery at all. A white eyelet sundress would seem quite summery.
Post # 15
Thanks everyone for your input.