Bridal gloves first hit the fashion scene during the Victorian era, before making a comeback in the 1930s and 40s. Thanks to a resurgence in the popularity of retro fashions, gloves are making a comeback as the ultimate ladylike luxe accessory for a bride's big day.
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Wrist-length gloves, or just-above-the-wrist gloves are best featured on a short-sleeved gown, such as the combination pictured in the above photo
The wrist-length/short-sleeve combo is also reminiscent of Jacqueline Kennedy's wedding look.
Elbow-length gloves look best with a cap-sleeve wedding gown, to balance out the space between the upper and lower arm.
Above-the-Elbow gloves, or "opera-length" gloves look best on a sleeveless gown and on a bride with long arms.
Canadian magazine, Elegant Wedding recommends wearing gloves along with other retro accessories, such as a plush white stole and a bold silk flower headpiece. "This is the year to have fun with colourful, glittery, bright, extravagant accessories in various sizes and materials."
These simple and sophisticated wrist-length satin gloves in white (style no. GL56/900) are courtesy of Markham, Ontario's .
(Also from Mitchell Bridal) Dramatic ostrich feathers add a theatrical frill to these just-below-the-elbow satin gloves (style no. GL232/1450) - available in white, black, red, and white on black.
Beading and lace detailing adds a vintage flair to these above-the-elbow white satin gloves, style no.M1038, also from Impressions are Everything.
Toronto boutique, Bridalane features a wide selection of wedding gloves available in over 90 colours. They also carry tiny gloves for flower girls, such as the ones pictured above with the adorable bow cuff.
These elbow-length satin gloves with pearl detailing are the perfect picture of understated elegance. Available in white or ivory from Impressions are Everything.
When you hear the words "fingerless gloves", you might think of the lace gloves Madonna wore in the 80s. But in wedding speak, fingerless gloves refer to the style shown above – which features an elastic which is secured around the middle finger. These fingerless opera length gloves, made of matte satin, are available in white or light ivory from Impressions are Everything.
Going even further in fingerless glove fashions is this fancy applique style (no.GL224/1550) courtesy of Mitchell Bridal, which is available in white and ivory.