When in doubt, always take the road less traveled. Less and less people are putting away their whites after Labor Day, and it is the responsibility of the thoughtful American masses to save the tradition. Millions of people around the globe are failing to realize the uniqueness of the color white and why it is absolutely inappropriate to wear it under certain occasions.
Today, people wear white in various ways. They mix it with other colors to form a new shade, or use it as a background for designs. Because white is worn so often, it is not receiving the attention and appreciation that its beautiful simplicity demands. White has been working very hard behind the scenes for some time and it deserves some spotlight. In fact, white is so important, it deserves its own season.
In the nineteenth century, the Fashion Lords declared white should only be worn during the summer. The summer months were for white and only white. During this time, banners of pure white would be hung across countries for worship. Leaders would reach into their all-white wardrobes for outfits. In the 1800’s, ‘Royal Purple’ did not exist. White was the only Royal color, and it needed no companion on the throne.
Unfortunately, as the disrespectful generations have passed, white has lost its royal status. Fewer people have stopped wearing white after Labor Day, and the summer season is no longer the ‘white season’.
A world without white is unimaginable. If all white clothes were to disappear, the world would be dysfunctional. The simplest tasks, such as buying a white T-shirt or bath robe, would be impossible.
White can no longer be taken for granted; the first step towards countering the color white’s defamation is giving the color its season back. After, Crayola can think about renaming white to ‘Royal White’. For now, however, wearing white after labor day must end.