The "no white before Memorial Day and no white after Labor Day" rule is probably one of the most well-known and strictly followed fashion rules, but why? Historians disagree about the origins of this one. Some say it was a matter of keeping cool in the summer, and some say it was a way to distinguish the rich folks (in their vacation linens) from the working class.
Today, though, you don't have to be a bride to wear white before Memorial Day. Last spring, for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, First Lady Michelle Obama stepped out in white pants paired with a pink cardigan. If Mrs. Obama -- one of the most fashionable women of her generation -- can do it, then so can you!