15 Best Bridal Gloves for Every Modern Bride

These perfect pairs are anything but stuffy!

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Cornelia James Ariadne Duchess Satin Gloves

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While bridal gloves might be thought of as an accessory only reserved for more formal celebrations, 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, there's no shortage of options to choose from. 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. While gloves are traditionally worn during the ceremony—from walking down the aisle to the exchanging of vows—trust us, this is one accessory you won't want to skimp on.

From veils to hair accessories to footwear, 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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Most Versatile: DesignerDULIANYTSKA Sheer Tulle Long Gloves

DressbyDulianytska Sheer Tulle Long 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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Best Lace: David's Bridal Jenelle Lace Wrist-Length Gloves

David's Bridal Jenelle Lace Wrist-Length Gloves

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

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Most Whimsical: KerryParkerStore 3D Floral Gloves

KerryParkerStore 3D Floral Gloves

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Opt to add unexpected detail to your wedding day look with gloves featuring 3D embellishments. 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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For the Glamorous Bride: Carolina Amato Floriana Gloves

Carolina Amato Floriana Gloves

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Nothing says Old Hollywood glamour quite like a regal pair of opera-length gloves. If you're throwing a black-tie bash, scoop up a pair of these pearl-strewn Carolina Amato beauties for the perfect finishing touch.

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For the Fanciful Bride: Cornelia James Lara Net Gloves

Cornelia James Lara Net Gloves

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The harlequin cuffs on these wrist-length gloves are all you need to elevate a simple and understated wedding dress. To make the cuffs stand out, pair them alongside a figure-hugging gown for a drama-inducing look.

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Best Vintage-Inspired: FabulousPartyHats Lace Gloves

FabulousPartyHats 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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For the Timeless Bride: David's Bridal Lea Matte Satin Wrist-Length Gloves

David's Bridal Lea Matte Satin Wrist-Length 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 careful and keep them away from your makeup to avoid any unwanted stains.

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Most Glamorous: Cornelia James Hermione Duchess Satin Gloves

Cornelia James Hermione Duchess Satin Gloves

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

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For the Contemporary Bride: Sleeper Zephyr Ruffle Gloves

Zephyr Ruffle Gloves in White

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If you had any qualms that it's not cool to wear gloves on your wedding day, then it's time to put that notion to rest. These frilly beauties not only bring the pomp and circumstance, but you'll be able to wear them beyond your big day.

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For a Black-Tie Wedding: Cornelia James Ariadne Duchess Satin Gloves

Cornelia James Ariadne Duchess Satin Gloves

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This panache-packed pair will add flair to any bridal look. Trimmed with ostrich feathers, these luxe above-the-elbow gloves were made 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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Most Dainty: Teraskorotoolanp Pearlie Sheet Tulle Gloves

Teraskorotoolanp Pearlie Sheet Tulle Gloves

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These pearlescent gloves (also available in a fingerless style) are here to make your happily ever after a reality. They're handcrafted from a stunning sheer tulle material that's at once stunning and sweet.

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Best Bow: CICIWeddingStore Ivory Tulle Bridal Gloves With Cute Bowknot

CICIWeddingStore Ivory Tulle Bridal Gloves With Cute Bowknot

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Channel a romantic bridal look with these ivory tulle bridal gloves front and center. A lovely bowknot detail is accompanied by shimmery floral embellishments for an impactful finish.

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For the Edgy Bride: Tender and Dangerous Frida Kahlo Embroidered Gloves

Tender and Dangerous Frida Kahlo Embroidered Gloves

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Whether you're getting hitched in Vegas or are just looking to add an alternative touch, look no further than these conversation-starting Frida Kahlo-embroidered gloves. Swap out your gown for a bridal jumpsuit and blazer co-ord to really put these stunners on display. 

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For an Evening Wedding: Cornelia James Jessica Fine Net Glove

Cornelia James Jessica Fine Net Glove

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If you're all about clean lines for your wedding dress but prefer a dash of whimsy when it comes to your accessories, opt for gloves with playful details. Go big or go home with this opera-length pair featuring nine exquisite bows. 

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Best Wrist-Length: Daisy Pure Swiss Cotton Jersey Glove

Daisy Pure Swiss Cotton Jersey Glove

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Make like one of the royals with this perennial favorite style. From the Swiss cotton jersey material to the charming bow detail, these wrist-length gloves are fit for a summer wedding in the idyllic countryside.

Shopping FAQs

Looking for a way to elevate or add some pizazz to your bridal ensemble? Ahead, we've answered three common questions that brides have when shopping for wedding-worthy gloves.

  • Why do brides wear gloves? Though historically worn as a sign of respect and for an air of formality, today, bridal gloves are a matter of personal preference. Like any wedding accessory, gloves are a way to dress up your look and, in some instances, channel a bygone era. 
  • Are there different lengths for gloves?As a rule of thumb, the length of your sleeves will dictate whether you opt for a shorter or longer length glove. While a strapless gown typically calls for elbow-length gloves, a long-sleeved wedding dress looks best paired with short-length gloves.  
  • When should you wear fingerless gloves? 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. 

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