WHITES BEFORE AND AFTER LABOUR DAY

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En Estados Unidos se celebra el día del Trabajo el primer lunes de septiembre y hay una tradición que incita a no llevar el color blanco después de esa fecha. Motivos tradicionales como la frontera temporal entre el período de vacaciones y la vuelta al trabajo se vieron reforzados por las revistas de moda femeninas que dictaron la regla de no más blanco después del primer lunes de septiembre. Sin embargo las reglas están para saltárselas de modo que durante varias temporadas el blanco impoluto ha sido una tendencia invernal.

Ya he comentado varias veces que el blanco no es mi color favorito. Sin embargo, hay que evolucionar y lo he introducido tanto en verano como en invierno mezclado con el negro en combinaciones op-art. Hoy presento un vestido blanco  muy sencillo bajo un kimono blanco con diseño vertical en rosa pálido y verde. Es una combinación muy agradecida en días de calor con noches fresquitas. Y  es que  anochece antes y el frío se comienza a sentir en los brazos de modo que una manga suelta nos da esa sensación de bienestar sin tener que recurrir a la lana tan pronto.

¿Sois de las que el blanco es solo para el verano? ¿Os gustan los kimonos? ¿Cómo los combináis?

Feliz vuelta a casa para las que habéis estado de vacaciones. Besos infinitos.

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Americans celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday of September. This year Labor Day will be on the 7th of September and there is a tradition saying no more white after that date.

There has been a serious debate in the fashion world about why this rule appeared and if it is good to break it or not.

White represented social difference and was not very practical as it got dirty easily. Maybe that´s why it was not been worn too much by the lowest social groups. At the beginning of the 20th century, the elite used to take vacations in Long Island wearing white in their yachts. Besides in the 20´s white was spread for men and women summer attires. Films such as The Great Gatsby showed this trend. But wearing white in summertime has been and always will be a way to stay cool in the warmest months.

Women magazines promote protocol idea of no more white after Labor Day considering Labor Day as the last day of the summer and the beginning of the new season, a temporary frontier between leisure and full working time.

These days breaking the tradition is a temptation and even fashionable attitude as during for several seasons an all-white ensemble was a must.

In my case, white is not my favorite color. I have started to use it last season and I like it all year round, especially in an op- art ensemble mixed with black which is one of my preferred combinations.

Here you have my option before Labor Day. A very simple white shift dress complemented with a long kimono in light pink and green vertical pattern which gives a boho polished vibe to the outfit. It is something fresh and clean for a cool summer night walk.

Do you wear whites after Labor Day? Do you like kimonos? How do you style them?

Have a nice day. Love and hugs.

 

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