I ended up buying a long, black, velvet 1930s gown that is so pretty. It's looser at the top but form fitting at the waist and below. I'm going to get some jewelry for it and wear it on New Years. I also got 1930s shoes that are very wearable. They have silver art deco accents and mostly black velvet, silver for the T-strap part. I cannot believe they fit though because all the 30s shoes I find are 5 or 6, and I'm 7! But there were also really pretty red satin shoes too. Too small of course.
I want to check out the art deco show in San Francisco too. It's my dream to own an art deco style vanity.
Okay here are pictures. Sorry about the quality - I took them with my mother's digital camera which is as old as brontosaurus, but she uses it to photograph her items she sells on eBay, so if it's good enough for selling purposes, hopefully it's good enough for this.
This dress would have originally come with some serious jewelry... as you can see, that gaping neck and upper chest area is just begging for something shiny, but it was (obviously) no longer with the dress.
I know one of the shoes has a lot of wear on the shiny silver, but you know, they're old so it's understandable, but they fit which is unusual.