Bridal gloves add a touch of sophistication and elegance to your wedding day - or special event. Finding the right style may not always be what you like the best! There are many things to consider when selecting the right bridal glove, such as length, style, as well as glove etiquette. Below are some helpful tips for wearing gloves:
*Neutral colored gloves - white, ivory, beige, taupe, etc - are most often worn. Light colored gloves should be worn with light colored dresses and can be worn with any colored dress.
*Black gloves should be worn with black, dark colors or bright colors.
*Colored gloves, least popular, should be worn to match the dress’ color. Contrasting colors should be avoided.
*Wrist: best worn with 3/4 or full length sleeves. If sleeves have details like lace and buttons, gloves should not be worn.
*Elbow and Opera gloves should be worn with strapless, straps, short sleeves or off the shoulder dresses.
Bridal gloves typically come in one size. Be sure the glove does is not too tight. IE: if you have thicker upper arms, opera gloves may be too tight and will accent your arms. Opt for elbow or wrist gloves.
*Opera gloves should be worn all night, with the exception of eating. When eating a plated dinner, take gloves off and place under you napkin on your lap. Before getting up from table, carefully put gloves back on. You may take off for drinking, but it is not necessary. Etiquette states you should not put your gloves on/take off in public! Thus opera gloves are worn all night – dancing, shaking hands, etc.
*Wrist and shorter gloves may be taken off at any time. You have the option of leaving on or taking off when shaking hands or for the receiving line. Gloves should be taken off for dancing.
*To put gloves on, start with the fingers and work your way up to the wrist. For longer gloves, smooth remainder of glove up your arm. Never ‘pull’ the glove from the wrist to above your elbow.
*To take gloves off, push longer gloves to your wrist. Then with ease, pull the glove off.