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White pantsuits.

Labor Day is great.  It’s that final long weekend before the holidays. It’s kind of like Memorial Day, but because you got so drunk on the Friday before Memorial Day, you spent Saturday recovering, Sunday was spent repenting and then Monday was spent apologizing for your rude behavior. DO OVER!

So what’s all this hodgepodge over white pants?

I’m no fashionista, but apparently you are not supposed to wear white pants after Labor Day, but it’s back on after Easter. As someone who doesn’t exactly fall in the “super-model skinny” body type, I normally avoid white all together.  But where did this rule originate from?  France?

After loads of research via the internet, the most obvious answer becomes everyone’s “wiki answer”.  Labor Day often symbolizes the end of summer and in summer most individuals (or upper American WASPS) wore-or wear-white to stay cool-or cool.

Other sources indicate that this rule began in the early 20th century and prospered by symbolizing that during the revolutionary time, Labor Day signified when vacation was over and basically announced it was time to get back to the mill and continue wearing the worn dark attire that was often more acceptable when working on the street and in factories.

Whichever theory proves to be the correct, by the 1960’s this “rule” became just that, a theory. Cher from Clueless really only mentioned it, Coco Chanel disobeyed it,
and I’m pretty sure that if you ask any modern-day teenager about it, they’ll admit they’ve never heard of it.

Bottom line is that we all just need to wait and see which (or if a) Kardashian rebels against the “rule”.

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