I think it's important that we don't cling to the rules our mothers taught us "just because that's the way it's always been done." If your legs look better with hose, wear hose. If you find that brown and black is not a good combination for your skin tone, then don't wear it. Don't be a slave to fashion rules -- old or new.
Step aside, fashion police: we make our own rules. Or, more specifically, we don’t need your fashion rules thanks entirely
There are two reasons a woman would choose to wear white to a friend's wedding; she considers herself more fashionable than traditional, or she is a narcissistic cow who wants all eyes on her.