(Closed) Not sure about wedding color scheme for our 1940s wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
279 posts
Helper bee

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
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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
46590 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

Early 40’s

 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.

Later 40’s

Post # 6
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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 🙂

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