White is a hazardous color to wear, unless your primary worry is whether or not you'll spill baby powder all over yourself. It doesn't get dirty any more easily than other colors, but it shows it more readily than most. The only clothing I have lost to permanent tomato staining were white: the lovely, densely embroidered Yugoslavian blouse I was given when I was young was made of an extremely thin, light fabric which refused to yield its tomoto stain, once attached to it. In full-outfit form, white is suitable for christenings, weddings, Ivy Day*, (all of which are formal and ceremonial events) and anyone who is accustomed to carrying around a full-length coat with them at all times, just in case.
Yet, now that it is summer, now and again I will see someone who is dressed entirely in white: white cocktail dresses and tuxedos seem to be stylish displays of summer luxury, proof that the owner can afford to only wear the outfit once, if need be, or has sworn to only eat cream sauces and vanilla ice cream for the evening, and has the ability to avoid leaning against anything, just in case.
What is your opinion on the subject of wearing white clothing? (Pick as many as you like.)
* A Smith tradition involving a collegeful of young women all dressed in all-white outfits. Thanks to maxineofarc, mine was a lovely Tudor-style confection.