Who Says You Can’t Wear White After Labor Day? Congress is Doing it.

4E here with some unbeknownst fashion advice.

You can wear white after labor day.

Turns out that this silly little rule stems from fashion-elite-stas of the 1900s who reserved white for their summer vacays, which apparently lasted from Memorial Day all the way to Labor Day (Is this not America, people?! We werk.).

Goodness forbid that in the months before and after this extended vacation, they wear these clothes in the real world (not to mention the other ~rules~ regarding white like the “purity” trope, wedding dresses and all other things generated by social constructions like implicit gender roles, the patriarchy, etc.).

So what about black? These days, white is in. In a nod to suffragists, the members of the Women’s Working Group brought out their ivories, creams, and off-whites last night at President Trump’s address to Congress. 

Turns out white is the new statement piece.

AND it’s a non-partisan trend. If Hillary and Ivanka can sport it, everyone else that falls between the left, right, straight, backwards and undefined can too.

 

Photos: CNN, US News and US Magazine

Jenna Clifford

Jenna Clifford

Jenna, loyal to the blog since '15, is 4E's newest deputy editor. A Junior from Maine, she is a self-proclaimed “happiness” major as she believes we spend too much time putting people in boxes. You can likely find her on Healey Lawn, a rooftop, or riding around the city on her purple bike.
Jenna Clifford

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