The 16 Best Bridal Gloves for Every Modern Bride

These perfect pairs are anything but stuffy!

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Sure, bridal gloves are thought to be an old-school accessory and reserved for more formal celebrations but they also make for a totally nostalgic and opulent wedding-day look! And who are we to argue with an accessory beloved by the royals and worn by the impossibly chic Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy on her wedding day?

For vintage-inspired brides, wedding gloves are a perfect accent to any style of dress, from delicately embroidered and crocheted pairs to elegant opera-length gloves in silk. For a more modern take on bridal gloves, long, full-length styles complete with oversized ruffles or edgy embroidery deliver drama to a fashion-forward or minimalist slip dress.

From veils to hair accessories to shoes there are many ways to personalize your wedding day look. But if you're going for an unexpected finishing touch, consider one of these pairs of bridal gloves.

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DressbyDulianytska Sheer Tulle Long Gloves

Tulle gloves

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Sheer, gauzy and light, these handmade gloves have an air of elegant mystery to them. Crafted from tulle that is nude, rather than stark white, these gloves will complement your skin tone and warm up your look.

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Tender and Dangerous Bridal Tonal Embroidered Gloves

embroidered bridal gloves

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Forget everything you think you know about bridal gloves because this brand has made bridal gloves cool again. Embroidered with tonal floral motfis and embellished with rhinestones that spell out 'Forever Yours' there's no mistaking that these gloves are for the fashion-forward bride. Pair yours with an impossibly chic slip, a dramatic ballgown, or a courthouse ready bridal suit.

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Tender and Dangerous Nude Embroidered Tulle Gloves

Embroidered tulle gloves

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For a subtle pop of detail, consider these nude embroidered tulle gloves also by Tender and Dangerous. With dainty celestial embroidery of white stars and delicately bedazzled moons, this pair is an easy way to inject fun into your bridal look and be reminded that your love is written in the stars.

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David's Bridal Jenelle Lace Wrist-Length Gloves

Lace gloves

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Wrist-length lace gloves are the perfect accompaniment to a classic and clean ballgown but if you're going totally retro for your wedding, pair them with a tea-length dress for ultimate vintage vibes.

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Carolina Amato Floriana Gloves

Opera-length gloves

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Nothing says Old Hollywood glamour quite like a pair of opera-length gloves. Chic and regal, you truly can't go wrong when it comes to this tried and true classic style. Longer length gloves are ideal for more formal weddings so if you're throwing a black-tie bash, scoop up a pair of these Carolina Amato gloves for the perfect final touch.

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The Vampire's Wife Floral-Lace Long Velvet Gloves


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Long lace gloves that hit just below the shoulders? Yes, please! These dramatic gloves are perfect for the winter bride looking to make a statement. Adorn your limbs with these velvet beauties that pair effortlessly with a structured slip dress or with a modern ballgown.

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Cocomelody Fingerless Opera Length Gloves


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If you like the idea of gloves but don't love the fact that your hands will be covered, opt for fingerless gloves. Not only will you feel less constricted, but you also won't have to worry about taking them off when it's time to exchange the rings. Show off your ring and band combo (and that fresh bridal manicure!) all night in these opera-length gloves dotted with tiny faux pearls.

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LEIN Lace Gloves


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We all have that one friend who is the ultimate cool girl who looks effortless in everything. If you're that cool girl and you're heading to your chic city hall wedding, then you need these swiss dot gloves (and that hat!). Made from soft and supremely, light tulle, these LEIN gloves are a no-brainer for a summer wedding.

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KerryParkerStore 3D Floral Gloves


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Opt to add unexpected detail to your wedding day look with gloves that feature 3D flowers. Although these floral appliqués are subtle, they pack a big punch when it comes to dressing up an otherwise simple wedding gown.

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Cornelia James Lara Net Gloves

Net gloves with cuff

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The harlequin cuffs of these wrist-length gloves are all you need to elevate a simple and understated wedding dress. Wear them with a gown with a more form-hugging silhouette to make the cuffs stand out.

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FabulousPartyHats Lace Gloves

Lace gloves

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These vintage-inspired lace gloves not only look beautiful on but they'd also make for a great prop. Have your photographer take a picture of them alongside your engagement ring and your other bridal accessories for a stunning details shot.

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Cocomelody Flower Beading Gloves

Gloves with floral beading

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If you are all about clean lines for your wedding dress but all about whimsy when it comes to your accessories, opt for gloves with playful details like 3D florals and tiny tulle bows.

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David's Bridal Lea Matte Satin Wrist-Length Gloves

Short bridal gloves

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No need to worry about looking back at your wedding photos and saying: "what was I thinking?" because these matte satin wrist-length gloves are as classic and timeless as it gets. Since these gloves are such a crisp white, be cautious of keeping them away from your makeup to avoid any unwanted stains.

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Cornelia James Hermione Duchess Satin Gloves

Long satin gloves

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Opera-length gloves are crowned 'opera' gloves for a reason– because they're the epitome of glamour and opulence. Pair these Cornelia James duchess satin gloves with a structured and impressive ballgown or with a classic slip dress à la Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy.

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Cornelia James Ariadne Duchess Satin Gloves

Gloves with feathers

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This above-the-elbow pair adds flair to any bridal look. Trimmed with ostrich feathers, you can wear these luxe gloves to match a simple, sleek slip dress, a sleeveless roaring 20s-inspired dress, or even a strapless gown with a mermaid silhouette.

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Sleeper Zephyr Ruffle Gloves

Long gloves with ruffles

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And here we leave you with Sleeper's modern take on the bridal glove. If you had any qualms that it's not cool to wear gloves on your wedding day, it's time to put that notion to rest with these frilly beauties. These are so fun you could even probably swing wearing them beyond your wedding day!

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