Why Can't You Wear White After Labour Day?

Don't wear white after Labour Day!

As I often wondered about this post-Labour Day dress code, I asked my older sister about this age-old question. She said, "It's probably something our 90-year-old mom would have said." Because, well, that is what she was taught in her schooling. There is a reason for everything, right?

I was curious to find out why this happened in history that I did it the old-fashioned way. As proud as I am of who I've become and when I grew up, I love reminiscing about the past and sourcing information that way. I stumbled across this Famer's Almac book at my mom's cottage and started reading it.

This is what I learned:

This decree bans us from wearing white from Labour Day until May Day. With fashion laws like this, it was a way to separate the super-rich from the lower class after the Civil War. Yes, it had something to do with snobbery in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Yep, I'm wearing a white t-shirt, haha! But seriously, I've broken this law! Ditch that silly, outdated rule; it's a thing of the past!

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