I was a bobby-soxer: green cardi with lots of beads & sequins, and some clunky loafers with white bobby socks.
Not everyone got that it was a costume. It was years before I allowed myself to wear the skirt in real life, but I liked it all along. And I only wear sensible pumps with it now. Made from who-knows-which simple straight (pegged?) skirt pattern, and lengthened to make it more "50's". The fabric is a stretch-woven, and I seriously wish I had more.