Post # 1
My SO and I are going to have a 1940s themed wedding. But it’s not going to be like a glamour theme. I’m very into the rustic/vintage side of it and were hoping to get married at our barn. Problem I need help with is choosing a good vintage 1940s color scheme. One color I love is navy blue just because it has that swing dance vibe to it. Were hoping for a spring wedding so maybe a trio or duet color scheme would work. If I can narrow down my choices then everything else can just go around the colors. I like pastels but I feel like certain colors are a bit fancy for my theme. We want swing dancing and I’m possibly going to have some vintage inspired dresses for bridesmaids and such. I really want it authentic looking. Any ideas? I’m so indecisive and until my SO traditionally proposes, I can’t consult with family yet.
Post # 3
What about navy, peach, and mint green? I think that would bring in the spring pastels you want and also have a vintage 40’s vibe.
Post # 4
i like navy blue and yellow
this has a vintage swing dancy vibe to me with the colors:
navy with green could be good:
when i think of 40s swing dance i think of red:
Post # 5
The 1940’s need to be divided into the war years and the post war years.
Because of shortages, during the way years garments were cut in slimmer lines to save abric, there wasn’t much embellishment, garments were solid colors-again to minimize waste, and the most popular color was “Air Force Blue”. Other colors worn included dark green and khaki.
High heeled ankle strap shoes were popular. Pants were not worn much until women replaced the traditional male workforce.
After the war was over, designers used more fabric, had softer shoulders, emphasied the bust and waist and used full skirts. Colors were much brighter , as Dyes were now available to color fabrics such as rayon and nyon.
Post # 6
@julies1949: I cannot even express how much I love your replies!
OP: I definitely think you should work in some yellow accents! It will give any color sheme a rustic vintage feel 🙂