2015-09-09 / School News

No white?

THE REAL SCOOP ON THE FASHION RULE
By Madison Bearden
True Citizen Intern

For nearly a century, wearing white after Labor Day and before Easter was a fashion faux pas. Aside from the social etiquette theories, there are a number of more practical ideas for the origin of the rule … such as not wanting to blend in with the snow or get dirty in wet winter weather. Whatever the theories, it seems those restrictions have relaxed in most parts of America. Fashion designers have made statements with white for their fall/winter lines, and in warmer climates, such as Hawaii and Florida, white is a more acceptable color to wear year round.

Here’s what residents in Burke County had to say...

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY RULE?

“What does that mean? What is the meaning of it? I didn’t know there was a rule. To me, wear what you want to wear.”

Robert Wimberly, 59, Waynesboro

“No white?”

Lenny Zhang, 30, Waynesboro

“Um, I don’t think you should wear white pants. I don’t know why though.”

Sidney Boothe, 15, Waynesboro

“If you wore white after Labor Day, you’d get beat up back then. Now, it’s year round. I don’t believe in the rule. Back then, people believed in superstitious things. Forget the rule.”

Daisy Lawrence, 66, Waynesboro



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