Apr 29

Choosing the Best Bridal Gloves

When you are a bride-to-be planning your big day there’s no doubt you will want to ensure every element is taken care of – including the fine details. This will, of course, not only ensure that the day goes smoothly, but also guarantee that everything from the bridal gloves to the venue and guest list are exactly as you imagined they would be. When it comes to the big issues of the day, top of the list are the dress, the wedding venue, the reception details, the bridesmaids’ dresses and the flowers. However, when it comes to the finer details of the day, such as choosing accessories, everything, including the bridal gloves, will make a statement and draw together the overall look and feel of the day.

Long length

Generally speaking, the longer the bridal gloves the higher the level of formality for the event. This harkens back to a time when hand wear for a wedding (and indeed anytime during the day or evening) were a symbol of wealth and status. A long length is often considered ones that go up the forearm, up to or over the elbow and even all the way up to the shoulder of the bride. Keep in mind that the longer length usually works best with those dresses that are strapless or sleeveless, so as not to produce an overly stuffy effect. Likewise, you might want to be careful if your dress is highly embellished, as a longer length might not work well.

Medium length

Medium length is considered those that go from the wrists up to the elbow. One of the more popular lengths is one that comes just above the wrists; these can be used to add a unique style by allowing you to dress them up or down. If you are going for an A-line dress, a classic short style hand wear with a few buttons is perfect to complement it, but if you want to really be “on trend”, you may wish to opt for a coloured pair in a nod to the overall theme. Likewise, make sure your hand wear matches the dress fabric – it’s not appropriate to have lacy gloves with a modern gown or vice versa. Remember, coherence is the key.


Modern, cool and stylish are the words that come to mind when you think of fingerless bridal gloves, and more and more modern brides are choosing this look. One of the main benefits is, of course, that you don’t have to remove them during the ring exchange and you can even keep them on for the rest of the event and reception without breaking any rules of etiquette. This style comes in many forms from fancy lace to simple satin, or you can add a pop of colour to make them really stand out.


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