(Closed) Bridal Gloves: Fashion or Tradition?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Is it just a fashion or a tradition to wear bridal gloves as a bride??
    It is just a fashion. : (17 votes)
    65 %
    It is traditional. : (9 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve seen very few brides wearing gloves. Old pictures or new. Maybe it’s a regional/cultural thing. It did not even cross my mind to consider gloves. I’ve never known anyone who wore them. I don’t think they always look bad. Sometimes they can be interesting. Sometimes they can be a bit old fashioned. Sometimes they can look chic. Just depends on the bride, the dress, and the style of wedding.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have never seen anyone wear gloves, recently or in the past!

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think it’s pretty old fashioned.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Honestly, I don’t think it’s really either. 

    For some who may have mothers and grandmothers that wore gloves, it’s a tradition.

    For some who may just like the look, it’s that simple: they just like the look. 

    I haven’t seen too many brides do the whole glove thing, actually. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The only person I’ve ever seen wear gloves in a wedding was Princess Diana

     

    I don’t think it’s tradition or fashion

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i bought them for our honeymoon in rome, The pope blesses newlyweds who wear their wedding attire to church. I bought a bolero and gloves to cover up.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Neither?

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve seen them on Say Yes To The Dress but I’ve never seen them in real life. I’m not really a fan. But I’m a June bride. Maybe if I was getting married in the winter I could see them as fashionable???

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think it is just a fashion.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I don’t really think it is either; it’s just a matter of personal taste.  NotFroofy and I wore matching silk opera gloves for our wedding.  However, that wasn’t really fashion.  (Few brides do wear them.)  And it wasn’t particularly traditional.

    Post # 14
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    From all the reading I had done on ‘Western Wedding’ cultures, the gloves, strictly speaking, are not traditionally part of the wedding but rather important symbol of the relationship.

     

    Back then, if a man feels strongly towards a woman, the gentleman would give the lady a pair of gloves to expression his feelings towards her and she would wear them at Sunday church to ‘tell’ him that she feels the same way about him.

    Personally, I think it has a very romantic notion to the relationship. I will be wearing gloves (16-button or classic opera length) at my wedding – not because of the notion but because it goes with the overall princess look / elegant feel I want to achieve.

     

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