Looking for ways to spruce up your bridal ensemble? Turn to one of this year’s biggest bridal trends: embellished gloves. The vintage-inspired look is making a comeback, and for good reason. Embellished gloves are a sophisticated and elegant accessory that brings an old school aesthetic to modern styles. And they work with everything from ballgown and mermaid silhouettes to simple slip dresses.
Wedding stylist Alison Bruhn says that the glove comeback is influenced by current cultural trends inspired by the past. "Bridgerton,’ the Golden Age, and other period dramas, as well as renewed attention on style icons like Princess Diana, Carolyn Bissette Kennedy, and the young Royals…have all brought us to this bridal moment," she adds.
When searching for your perfect pair of embellished wedding gloves, Bruhn suggests keeping quality of materials, length, price, color, and design in mind. She recommends looking for colors that match your dress and to ensure the gloves fit properly, as you don’t want them sliding down or fitting too tightly around your arms. Additionally, she says to “make sure that the embellished gloves aren’t going to snag on your dress or your veil.”
Bruhn recommends ordering your gloves early and getting several pairs from different retailers. This way, you'll make sure that they match with your dress and that you’re getting the best quality gloves for the price.
To help you find the most beautiful bridal gloves—whether you wear them for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or for your reception outfit change—we’ve researched and selected a few of the best options available.
Read on for the best embellished bridal gloves.
Retrofete Ari Embellished Gloves
Buy it: $298, Revolve.com
For glamorous brides who aren’t afraid to make a statement, we love these opera-length gloves featuring faux pearl and rhinestone embellishments. The intricate design combined with the sheer, 100% nylon fabric makes for a refined, yet bold bridal look.
Zwillinger's Airy Embroidered Tulle Fingerless Gloves
Buy it: $850, Saksfifthavenue.com
If there is any day to splurge on your outfit, your wedding day is certainly it. These luxury gloves by Mira Zwillinger are the perfect fit for boho brides or a spring garden ceremony. Crafted from delicate tulle, these beauties are adorned with floral appliques, sequins, and silver beads to create a whimsical look. Plus, the fingerless style allows you to show off that sparkling diamond ring.
Cornella James Ophelia Satin Opera Glove
Buy it: $229, Cornellajames.com
Look fabulous in feathers thanks to these stunning satin gloves from Cornella James. We can picture these adding a fun flair to any reception or after-party ensemble. Not only are they an eye-catching accessory, but they’re made with a subtle stretch fit for comfortable and long-lasting wear.
Cutopitumont Vintage Hepburn Style Gloves
Buy it: $34, Etsy.com
“Shorter gloves—which may feature mesh, added bows, or pearls—are feminine, girlish, and very lady-like,” says Bruhn. We adore this Audrey Hepburn-inspired pair, which are crafted out of mesh material and topped with pretty tulle bows. These are perfect for the black-tie bride who wants to dress her look up even further.
Carolina Amato Viviana Silk Gloves
Buy it: $101, Anthropologie.com
When in doubt, you simply can never go wrong with a pair of classic silk bridal gloves. They are effortlessly elegant and go with any bridal style. We love this Anthropologie pair for their soft and luxurious feel, comfortable fit, and opera length. Bruhn says she loves opera length gloves because they are both “timeless and glamorous at the same time.”
Meet the Expert
Alison Bruhn is an expert stylist based in New York City. She is also a Co-Founder of The Style That Binds Us, a media company and community that explores the cross section between style and culture.
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