Would you wear ladies gloves?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you wear light ladies gloves?
    Yes! : (9 votes)
    20 %
    No! : (32 votes)
    70 %
    Other - see below for a more lengthy reason : (5 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
    42182 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    FleeSircus:  I wear leather gloves when I need to for cold weather, but not really interested in extending the look year round.

    Post # 3
    8679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Nope. I think they’re elegant at parties, weird in the every day.

    Post # 4
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think to pull the look off, you have to dress a certain way. Most people do not dress in that way. Even when I am dressed up for work (say in heels, and black pants, and a blouse) – I would look ridiculous in ladies gloves. I commute in NYC as well. I just wash my hands when I come into the office or into the house.

    I wore them at cotillion as a child, and then when I was a debutante, and that’s it.

    Post # 5
    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I agree with Carobee. But you know, NYC commuters wear whatever works for them. Seeing women walking in pencil skirts and sneakers is not uncommon! I would consider the gloves if I was still working in NYC, but only for the commute, not for going out with friends or anything.

    Post # 7
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    The leather ones in winter look cute, but I wouldn’t wear them the rest of the seasons. They look a bit matronly in my opinion, plus I’m in Texas so the rest of the time it’s pretty hot here I don’t think I could tolerate them 

    Post # 8
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    None of my winter ones are wool, and I usually don’t wear leather ones, but I only wear winter ones, although they get use whenever it’s cold, which includes fall & spring.

    Post # 9
    600 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema

    I wear them! But I also dress in the fashions of the 1940s and 1950s every day. Love my gloves! 🙂

    Post # 10
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I am all too familiar with that dirty NYC feeling (um, sorry NYC, I can’t think of a nicer word for it!)

    I say go for it- maybe not paired with yoga pants, but I think it could work with office attire!

    Post # 11
    15019 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wish they would come back in full form, they are such a finished look, imo. I own several pairs that go with certain dresses and I wear them when the occasion calls for it. I would probably wear them more often if I commuted like you do, personally, I find wearing them for commuting an excellent idea. 

    Post # 12
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    In the winter I am always wearing gloves, I still have yet to find a leather pair that i love which can be worn inside and out for when I need to drop in to sign papers and stuff.

    My main reason for not wearing these gloves all year round is that it just wouldn’t be comfortable… my ring needs to be taken off when I wear gloves that are too tight to my skin, any looser and I’d need to take them off to do anything. 

    I’m actually thinking of finding a fashionable pair of gloves to wear whenever I take the transit for my new job, I HATE holding onto those poles because I have a condition where I am always rubbing at my eyes… not a good combination!

    I would applaud any woman who actually wore gloves like this on a regular basis, it looks so cool to me but I am not confident enough to pull it off.

    Post # 13
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I have a large collection of nice leather and cashmere gloves, rotate through them daily, and really don’t feel like my winter outfits are complete without them. They’re also a must have for rush hour commuting because the train rails are disgusting to touch. I take mine off when I take my wool coat off, but the ones I like are thin and delicate enough that if I’m walking through an underground concourse (there’s a city underneath the city in Toronto) or through a mall, I’ll keep them on.

    In warmer months, I don’t wear gloves. I just don’t know how I could without looking silly, and I’m pretty image-conscious. I do wish that wearing ladies’ gloves was de rigueur, because I absolutely would love to wear some fine silk gloves daily, so the same reasons as you – the city is disgusting.

    Post # 14
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    ElayneRunner:  I flip my ring inward (towards the palm of my hands) when I put on my leather gloves. I like my gloves very form fitting. You can see my knuckles through my gloves when I move my hands, but I don’t have a problem with my ring when I flip it. 

    Post # 15
    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    FleeSircus:  For cold, yes. I have a selection of gloves, and I think they sometimes pull the outfit together. I have some that coordinate with my coats, or match my toque. Leather gloves can look pretty suave and elegant. That said, we have an 8 month winter where I NEED them so I’m definitely not interested in wearing them if I don’t have to.

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