Q&A Friday: When is too early to start wearing white?

Question: When is it too early to start wearing white?

Answer: Years ago I religiously following the “Memorial Day – Labor Day” rule, and would never wear white in the winter. I’m so glad I don’t follow that rule anymore because wearing white is great year round. White makes the other colors, textures, & tones in your outfit pop a little more and also makes a great base for a look that appears fresh, not frumpy.

There are a couple guidelines I still follow while wearing white in the fall and winter months. I have a favorite white, cotton dress that is perfectly lightweight for summer, but would be challenging to wear in the winter even with tights and a sweater. I look for heavier weight white items to wear in the colder months to tie in the item appropriately, such as white corduroy pants, sweaters, quilted vests, etc.

So yes, I love wearing white all year round, but do caution against wearing white in fabrics that are better suited for warm weather (think seersucker, linen, thinner cotton).

Do you wear white year round? 

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2 Comments on Q&A Friday: When is too early to start wearing white?

  1. Kim
    February 5, 2017 at 9:53 am (6 years ago)

    I agree, white makes colors pop. I love to layer white in between winter fabrics. I have a pair of white cords and a white over-shirt with a gold belt that I’ve kept for years. Love your blog.

    • thedressdecoded
      February 5, 2017 at 5:42 pm (6 years ago)

      You always dress so nice! 🙂


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