You might be watching old Disney movies again because of different reasons: it could be nostalgia, chance or just because they are excellent films, many of whom have stood the test of time many decades after they have been released. More often than not you probably just let go and enjoy the experience, without getting into detail or overanalyzing.
Luckily, some people do just that, bringing us fascinating insight into how aspects of the stories came to be. The vigilant watchers over at Allure have noticed numerous Disney characters wear blue outfits and found the reasons behind this decision. Read up!
If you think about it, some of the most famous female Disney characters wore blue.
Belle’s blue peasant dress can also be seen in the Beauty and the Beast live-action remake
Alice wears a blue dress throughout Alice in Wonderland
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Cinderella attended the ball in a stunning blue gown with what would nowadays be seen as a modern neck detail
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So what does all this blue mean? Some people believe the color was used to symbolize freedom and adventure
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Blue used to be stereotypically known as a male color, but these things are prone to change in different eras. At the time when the movies were made, however, studio people expected a girl wearing blue to be seen as dependable and reliable.
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“You’re adding a bit of power to the character by giving her the blue,” says Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It’s a very subtle way of saying, ‘Yeah, but young women, young girls, can be empowered, too.'”
All these stories were tales of extraordinary adventure, and Disney is not the only film studio that understood the evocative power of color
Dorothy also wears blue in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s The Wizard of Oz
Just like the blue-claded Disney characters, she also embarks on a great, daring adventure.
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Now you have something to think about when choosing colors for the grand adventures and balls of your life