When Can You Wear White?


Quick Answer

There is no written rule as to when wearing white is a fashion mistake or not. For decades, white clothing was specific to summer wear, as it was cool and repelled heat. Once vacations were over, white clothing was replaced with darker winter wear.

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The tradition of not wearing white after Labor Day is no longer a rule, but it is the norm as clothing becomes more weather conscious. From jeans, boots, blouses and outerwear, white can be found on the runway and in closets any time of the year.

Wearing white year-round is completely acceptable, and it can be worn with colorful accessories and blended fabrics for all-season appeal and comfort.

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