Sister Lori here:
I found this great magazine, below, at a thrift shop recently.
Patterns of fashions from back in the day:
They call these eight o'clock frocks for the bulwarks of society who get their husbands off well-fed in the morning:
And this was considered to be what one should wear to the Fair, as there were two important ones in New York and San Francisco that year:
And the next ones were recommended for the dance floor, graduation dress, party frock, or at a dinner table.
I like them all, let's go back to that era!!!!