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Berea, Ohio
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"Rules" about white

What are the regional dictates about wearing white? In Charleston is it by date or temperature? I'm not referring to "winter white" by rather an item like white denim jeans or white dress pants. I'd like to fit in when we visit April 9-18.

(When we were in Sarasota area in January, I noticed many others wearing white jeans/pants.)

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1. Re: "Rules" about white

We are pretty flexible. I would not think that you would seem out of place at all. We tend to rely more on the temperature to dictate dress options.

Enjoy!

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2. Re: "Rules" about white

Southern women are taught--white can only be worn after Easter and up to Labor Day. Some are breaking this "rule" nowadays.

Good thing you'll be visiting Charleston after Easter;-)

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Thanks for the feedback. What's the word on straw bags? I have a black straw purse I'm considering bringing.

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4. Re: "Rules" about white

Bring it, no problem.

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5. Re: "Rules" about white

Straw bags follow the same as white shoes "rule" - Easter to Labor Day.

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Since Easter is right in the middle of your trip, I'd say you'll be fine!

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7. Re: "Rules" about white

From what I saw in Charleston, there are no "rules" of dress. I saw just about everything. I certainly wouldn't worry about it. You'll "fit in" as long as you wear SOMETHING. I would dress for the weather and assume it will be warm.

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8. Re: "Rules" about white

White jeans is fine. It is the white shoes that makes most southerners cringe. Some southerners say white shoes after Easter and some will say white shoes only after Memorial Day. The white shoes with tan pantyhose is a big faux paus in my opinion but that is anytime. I was there this weekend and you saw everything so don't worry about it, you will be fine.

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9. Re: "Rules" about white

White shoes for men should only be worn on a golf course.

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golfer so true!