Ask any women and she will tell you that of all the articles of clothing that inspire anxiety and worry, most would have to say that it is white pants. White pants hold a special place in the person’s closet of woe. Miniskirts, strapless tops, bare-toed sandals also share that quite nothing lays bare the nexus of bad body image and fashion faux pas like plain white pants! Black pants are your friend, if not your salvation. But – White Pants are a tempting but treacherous foe. So – why do women worry so much about White Pants?
So here’s the scoop, the fashion monarchy has decreed that white is safe and good for all. Today in 2012, White jeans are pretty much okay now all year round. In the past the rule was white slacks, pants, trousers were blessed between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day in September. Today – some of the fashion rules have gone out the window, so when you do start wearing white pants? The wearing of white jeans or slacks also depends on many of the situations listed below?
- Do you have small children (hence they will be wiping their hands on your white pants)
- Do you have a dog or cat?
- What type of fabric are your white or off white slacks made out of?
- Where are you going, and will your slacks become dirty?
- White pants are not really flattering unless you’re thin, really skinny?
- Will you be riding on the back of your boyfriend’s motorcycle?
I live in Southern California and sometimes I feel like I have a free pass to wear White Jeans all year-long, due to my geography. But as we age and worry about our body image, winter reminds us of the coats we can pile on to hide our silhouette. I also love to add metallic belts in gold or silver with my white slacks!!
Wearing white jeans or white pants is not about Size, it’s about confidence. I have a good friend in Boston, and she says she will never ride the Subway with her white slacks on. She also says, consider the size of the butt – when you wear White pants….
Seen below I am shown wearing white (nice) jeans speaking to the officers of the DCL Disney Wonder. Happy to report that I wore my white pants with a long pink tunic top to dinner on the ship and I would not hesitate to wear them again on a cruise.