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Old 04-02-2017, 07:57 AM
Location: SW Florida
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I've never heard of an "all white" party except for polo matches on Downton Abbey. I also don't get the point. Why white as opposed to "all blue" or "all black". Is there some history behind it? Now I'm going to have to google it as my curiosity has been aroused.
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:56 AM
Location: North Idaho
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I think it is bizarre to require everyone to wear all white, but if you want to go, OP, just buy a length of wide white ribbon and pin it over the hatband on your new hat.

There are those red hat parties, but that is a little different since it is a club of sort. Is there an "all white club"? (Barring clubs like the KKK?)
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:56 AM
Location: not where you are
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Some background about the original, but, it has splintered and people have their own take, mostly in the US it's more welcoming of the Spring/Summer type events. Frankly, when I started attending, it didn't matter, it was just about getting together with friends, sometimes co-workers, family for a fun relaxing time getting the clothing soiled wasn't an issue, people expect that would happen when wearing all white, but, the light crisp airiness of white was just part of welcoming in the seasons shedding off the winter cold dreariness for some. There are of course winter white parties held by some as well, it's whatever people want it to be, no one holds stead fast to the origins, most people don't even know how or where it all started, some think it just started in the 2000's somewhere in Miami, even I didn't think that. But who cares really, mostly just another excuse for fun times with people who's company you enjoy for any reason or no reason or even to make some new friends depending on the scale of the event.

Personally, I find many other things a lot more bizarre, like super bowl attire and team color that cause fights to break out among team worshipers or over losing teams. People who seem a bit overly bothered by innocent fun others have that doesn't hurt anyone, maybe just hurt feeling because of lost invitations possibly. J/k

"Dinner In White" French Tradition is Going Global | Xpatnation

Summer night in white: Hundreds dine at Fete en Blanc in Lancaster's Buchanan Park | Local News | lancasteronline.com
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:51 PM
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I've never heard of a white party, why white? That's asking for everyone's outfits to get stained haha. I would think the black band would be fine though.
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by TRosa View Post
A party is a party, you get an invite, accept decline, not a big deal, the people who choose to attend generally have a good time, it's not a costume party, you just wear attire that is white, no different than any other affair which may sometimes put out a request of something or another. If it is bothersome to a person, just ignore the invite and stay home.

Some people hold them as charitable events. It doesn't look to me the people in those videos are having a not so fun time. These types of parties are held world wide, just one more fun themed party that has a very long history held by different people and groups for a variety of reasons. I guess it just depends on your fun meter if you can take it in stride, I've attended many kinds of themed parties, for the most part I've enjoyed them.

My first white party was sometime early 90's it was very laid back, that one some probably would have thought was boring, but, it was nice, more of a lawn event with lawn games.
If you're responding to me, I didn't mean that the actual party would be boring, just that everyone wearing the same thing would be. It just doesn't seem like there is very much room for creativity or self expression if everyone is required to only wear one color. Part of the fun of going to a party is planning out my outfit. I don't really wear white, so I would only have one outfit to choose from. And since I don't like wearing white, I wouldn't go out and buy a new outfit that I'm just going to feel uncomfortable in.
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:19 AM
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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I have been to numerous soul (aka urban) line-dance events that are color-themed. Shades of Blue, Black-Out, Black & White, Pink, Red & White, even Camo. Everyone enjoys them and it's fun to see all the different outfits of the same color. I've never been to an all-white affair but I know they are popular too. So we decided to have a color theme at one of our over-55 community dances -- first one was blue, second was black-and-white. Everyone enjoyed them and most people have those colors in their wardrobe. There were under a handful who didn't follow the theme. Now, I must say, all-white would be more difficult but if I wanted to go, I'd put together a white outfit for sure.
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