Due to the discussion about color schemes and styles of the new BEFOREVER clothes - Kit in particular, I thought I would browse Pinterest to see what exactly would represent girls clothing styles from 1930-1940.
We know Kit was said to not be fond of girly, frilly pink styles and is more a tomboy than her BFF Ruthie.
Girls 1930s dress patterns - note the silhouettes/ colors.
These are very similar to the AG illustrations. (Which we will no longer have as an historical reference within the books.)
1930s Child star Shirley Temple - note the colors and silhouettes.
Darla Hood from the 1930's Little Rascals "Our Gang" show.
1940s Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet
No teal green or bright yellow in any of these images. There's been a few comments left over the last few weeks about Kit's teal green dress. One comment stated "And unlike most of you, I'm actually going to keep faith that most of the items will be high quality and mostly historically accurate (yes, that includes Kit's turquoise dress, bright colors did exist in the 1930s, you know)."
No one is denying that color existed in the past including 1930-1940. However the HUE is where we do see a DISTINCT difference. Teal green is a 1980s color. Olive green, celery green and mint green are more in keeping with Kit's era.
Bright Yellow is a 1980s color. In Kit's era it was mustard or pale banana. Some of my friends have said her reporter outfit is "clownish" and even something from a Gymboree store.
For fun have a look at these darling photos of Shirley Temple with her dolls.