The 16 Best Bridal Gloves for the Modern, Classic and Vintage-Inspired Bride

These perfect pairs are anything but stuffy!

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Sure, bridal gloves are certainly an old-school and formal tradition 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 crochet styles to elegant opera-length gloves in silk to pearl-adorned versions in wrist and elbow-length. For a 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 for an unexpected finishing touch, add gloves to your list and scroll below to find the best bridal gloves for every type of bride and wedding vibe.

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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 a tulle that is nude, rather than stark white, these gloves will complement your skin tone and warm up your look.

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Sleeper Pink Ruffle Gloves

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Courtesy of Sleeper 

Known for their luxurious lounge dresses and pajamas, Sleeper recently launched their first ever bridal collection and it's nothing short of a blissful dream. Rock these modern yet feminine pink ruffle gloves with a silky slip dress for a boudoir bridal vibe.

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Tender and Dangerous Bridal Tonal Embroidered Gloves

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Courtesy of Farfetch

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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Jenelle Lace Wrist-Length Gloves

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

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 Opera Length Gloves

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Courtesy of Carolina Amato 

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 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 for the perfect final touch.

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The Vampire's Wife Floral-Lace Long Velvet Gloves

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Courtesy of Matchesfashion 

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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Courtesy of Cocomelody

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, 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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 Courtesy of LEIN

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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Courtesy of KerryParkerStore

Opt to add an 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 dressing up an otherwise simple wedding gown.

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Milanoo Tulle and Faux Pearl Gloves

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Courtesy of Milanoo

Just a hint of shimmering pearls is all you need to elevate a simple and understated wedding dress. If you choose to wear embellished gloves, keep jewelry minimal so as to really showcase all of the intricate details of the gloves.

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FabulousPartyHats

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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 photograph them alongside your engagement ring and your other bridal accessories for a stunning details shot.

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Cocomelody Flower Beading Gloves

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 Courtesy of Cocomelody

If you were 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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Lea Matte Satin Wrist Length Gloves

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

No need to worry about looking back at you wedding photos and saying: "what was I thinking?" because these matt satin wrist length gloves are about 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 Duchess Satin Gloves

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Courtesy of Cornelia James

Opera-length gloves are crowned 'opera' gloves for a reason– because they're the epitome of glamour and opulence. Pair these Corneila 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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MetricMod Vintage Wrist Length Gloves

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 Courtesy of MetricMod

Dainty lace flowers flock this pair of delightfully feminine gloves that look like they came straight out of a Jane Austen novel. Whether your dress is vintage-inspired or you're looking to add a sweet touch to wedding day look–these gloves will not disappoint.

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Sleeper Ruffle Gloves

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 Courtesy of Sleeper

And here we leave you with Sleeper's 2020 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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