Here are some of the explanations I found.
The US navy traditionally switches from their white to navy uniforms after Labor Day.
White clothes are worse protection against the cold in winter weather.
The one I find most interesting is the wearing of white arose as a class issue. Beginning in the late 1800's, the wealthy class who lived in the North East would go to their summer homes in places like Martha's Vineyard between Memorial Day and Labor Day. To distinguish between their summer and winter homes, they would wear white only during the summer. The middle classes were soon emulating this fashion trend and it became a "rule" that was strictly adhered to. Now that this structure has loosened up (and aren't we glad it has) we can wear and decorate our homes in white year round.
So lets do some white shopping this week.
|baby block hook board from bluebirdheaven|
|mama and baby polar bears from littleloveblue|
|a trio of pumpkins from allthingswhite|
|linen stripe towel from fadedplains|
|crochet scrubbies from cocoa beans|
|french skeleton keys from frenchfelt|
|vintage winter coat from fatrabbit1|