During the mid-to-late 1990s, I used to frequent a local thrift store, garage sales, and estate sales in search of vintage-to-modern dolls and doll accessories. If necessary, I restored preloved doll finds and incorporated those into my collection. If found dolls were not the kind I collected, but still collectible, I sold them on eBay to generate additional money to fund my hobby. In the late 1990s through approximately 2005, eBay was definitely a seller's market.
One thrift store find was a $2 bag filled with miscellaneous non-doll-related items. In addition to other items, the bag contained two purple sequined majorette gauntlet gloves, similar to the ones in the first picture. I knew one of these could be a perfect dress for a 1950s high-heel fashion doll that was in need of something different to wear. I added a pair of my earrings and purchased a pair of gold high-heel shoes to complete her look.
1950s high-heel fashion doll wearing purple sequined majorette's gauntlet as a dress
The additional matching gauntlet came in handy after Darling Debbie arrived a few years later. She too wears a pair of my earrings to complete her look.
The gauntlets look tailor-made for the dolls.
If you have thrift stores in your area, you might consider browsing their doll/toy section and/or other departments for similar finds. Check out estate sales, too, especially when dolls are advertised as a featured item.