We are Debbie and Oscar, your guides to dressing up like decades past. We are here to help you find clothing online and learn about vintage fashions as worn by everyday people, just like you. Need help with your outfit? Ask us anytime.


  1. Hello. Would it be appropriate to wear a 1920’s Gatsby flapper dress to high tea.

  2. Hello! I was just wondering if a lightly beaded frock would be appropriate to wear at a garden party. Thank you in advance for your help!

  3. As a lover of dance and vintage what a find in this blog! I stumbled here while searching for photographs of Black women at a tea party [ none found yet 🙁 ]. I am choosing the route of sewing my wardrobe and blogging the journey.

    Now I’m off to check out the rest of your blog. Thank you for being a presence in cyberspace.



  4. Ooohh, you’ve really and truly put me in the mood for 1920s fashions with all of your marvelous posts on the subject lately, dear gal! If I could slip into that collared effect dress in the first image right now, I might just have to bob (or faux bob) my hair and add the 20s to my wardrobe rotation. 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Thanks as always – It’s great seing these dresses in color, and I love being able to zoom in and read the detailed descriptioins. Was there a “summer weight” fur accessory, do you know? I see so many pictures from this era with fur stoles or trim (probably because the lady ran to get her best thing before the photograph).

    • Summer weight fur…. mmmm I doubt it but i’ll have to dig more into that when I get to the fur section. Its possible women wore their furs in the summer evenings. Like you said it was about wearing your nicest thing even if the weather was against it.