I was probably an elementary school student when I first heard the "no white after Labor Day" fashion rule. However, all these years later, I still don't know the reason for this wardrobe guideline.
After a bit of online research, I am really no clearer on the topic. Some believe that the "no white" fashion guideline evolved from practical needs - white is cooler, so you wear it when it is hot. As the weather changes and you have rain and muck to deal with, you put the lighter colored clothes away in exhange for darker duds that may not show the wear and tear of the cooler months as much.
Yesterday's unbelievable storm certainly gives this particular theory a bit of credibility.
But, the reason for it aside, I want to know whether you follow the oft-quoted fashion rule of "no white after Labor Day." Tell us why or why not in the comments below. And, if you have any thoughts on where the color-coded clothing guideline came from, tell us that too.