(Closed) Gloves, to wear or not to wear?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not a fan.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Post a pic of your dress 🙂 That will help!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Honestly, I’m really not a fan of gloves for a bridal look. Reminds me of cotillion or prom.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not a fan either

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m not into gloves, they look a little dated In My Humble Opinion.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am not a fan of gloves either. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I think they look really weird/ugly in photos, so I say no.  

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Not a fan… they scream 90s to me.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

To the OP: If you do decide to wear gloves, in days gone by the bride opened the seam on one side of the ring finger so that finger could be removed from the glove for the exchange of rings.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really love gloves… but finally decided against wearing them. Here were my inspirtion photos of more modern takes on gloves:

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

It takes a certain person and the right ensemble to pull them off without looking costumey.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I adore gloves, and have a large collection of vintage silk and kid leather gloves. Gloves have been worn to the most formal events for decades — if not centuries. The most elegant women in history wore gloves, and gloves are a timeless, classic and elegant look. Frankly, I don’t care for most modern bridal gloves, and prefer the traditional look with my favourites being 16-button gloves with mousquetaire openings.

Having said that, I am not sure how well they would work for a bride. The mousquetaire opening allows a quick extraction of the hand, so ring exchanges would not be a problem, but they are very formal. I wore 2-button lace gloves to my wedding, and they went well with my dress with elbow length sleeves. It’s important to match the length of the gloves to the length of the sleeves — otherwise the proportions are off. The rule is the shorter the sleeve, the longer the glove. Also, long gloves tend to look best on slender arms.

In summary, I am in favour of gloves, but they must fit your dress and your personal style. One size/style never suits all, and that is especially true when it comes to gloves.

If you’re looking for places to buy, you should definifitely take a look at the following Web sites:

http://www.corneliajames.com – Queen Elizabeth’s glove maker

http://www.florentinegloves.com/index.html — Italian-made gloves

http://lacrasiagloves.com — truly bespoke gloves made by a master glove-cutter

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wouldn’t personally do it. Not only is it a dated look, but it might be something you regret seeing in your wedding photos 10, 20, 30 years from now.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am not a fan of gloves either.  They look VERY dated, in my opinion. 

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