29 Bridal Gloves for a Glamorous Winter Wedding Look

For the vintage, fashion-forward, or edgy bride

Serichai Traipoom

From veils and hair accessories to jewelry and belts, there are many ways to personalize your bridal look on your wedding day. It always starts with the gown, whether it’s a fairy-tale ball gown, figure-flattering mermaid silhouette, bohemian slip, or daring illusion style dress. Unconventional brides may feel inclined to wear a colored wedding dress (like Mandy Moore recently wed in!) or a silhouette with romantic bows for a distinctive wedding-day look. But for vintage, fashion-forward, or edgy brides, gloves are an accessory that guarantees a standout bridal moment.

Bridal gloves are certainly an old-school and formal tradition—your grandmother possibly wore a pair in her wedding photos way back when—though they’re undeniably glamorous. Think about it: When is the last time you put a pair on for an evening event? They make for a totally nostalgic and opulent look! And what could be better for standing out on your wedding day?

Royals and style icons have famously donned bridal gloves. Audrey Hepburn wore them when she married actor and director/producer Mel Ferrer in 1954. (Her 1957 Funny Face character, Jo Stockton, famously wore a pair of wrist gloves to accompany the high neckline Givenchy wedding gown, too!) Also in gloves: Carolyn Bessette when she married John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1996, Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands when she married Claus Von Amsberg in 1966, and Princess Masako of Japan for her First Audience Ceremony at the Imperial Palace when wedding Prince Naruhito in 1993. For vintage-inspired brides, gloves are a perfect accent to any style of wedding dress from delicately embroidered and crochet styles to elegant opera-length gloves in silk to pearl-adorned versions in wrist, elbow, or full length.

For a modern take on bridal gloves, long, full-length styles deliver drama to a fashion-forward or strapless wedding dress, while black gloves (like Vera Wang showed en masse for her 2014 spring/summer bridal collection) deliver on edge for the daring bride. Even if you don’t wear gloves for your wedding ceremony, they make for a photogenic accessory when posing for all of your wedding photos. Plus, gloves are a clever tactic for staying warm if you’re shooting your photos outside in the winter.

If you think bridal gloves are for you, ahead, shop our edit from vintage styles found on Etsy to sheer, satin, and embellished styles from bridal brands. Bring on the glamour!

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Light in the Box Lace Gloves

Courtesy of Light In The Box

SHOP NOW: Light In The Box, Was $3.98, now $1.99

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AW Bridal Evelina Elbow Length Gloves

Courtesy of AW Bridal

SHOP NOW: AW Bridal, was $9.56, now $4.99

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JJ's House Tulle Elbow Length Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of JJ's House

SHOP NOW: JJ's House, $6

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Lauren Bridal Elegant Jersey Ivory Wedding Gloves With Applique & Beading

Courtesy of Lauren Bridal

SHOP NOW: Lauren Bridal, $9.99

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Shop Olga Vintage Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of Shop Olga

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $12

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Lea Matte Satin Wrist Length Gloves

Courtesy of Lea

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $14.95

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Yandy Extra Long Satin Gloves

Courtesy of Yandy

SHOP NOW: Yandy, $14.95

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Purple Lily Vintage Cream Vintage Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of Purple Lily Vintage

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $15.84

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Urban Outfitters Long Lace Glove

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, was $16, now $9.99

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Jenelle Lace Wrist-Length Gloves

Courtesy of Jenelle

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $16.95

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Luxurious Bridal Kenna Lace Elbow Length Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of Luxurious Bridal

SHOP NOW: Etsy, was $25, now $17.50

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Unique Vintage Dusty Pink Vintage Lace Sheer Wrist Gloves

Courtesy of Unique Vintage

SHOP NOW: Unique Vintage, $18

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Coco Melody Bow Gloves

Courtesy of Coco Melody

SHOP NOW: Coco Melody, $19

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Clara Satin Elbow-Length Gloves

Courtesy of Clara

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $19.95

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Advantage Bridal Sheer Gloves with Pearl Embellishment

Courtesy of Advantage Bridal

SHOP NOW: Advantage Bridal, was $42, now $21

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The Vintage Magpie 01 Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of The Vintage Magpie 01

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $20.90

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GreatLookz Satin Opera Length Gloves

Courtesy of GreatLookz

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $24.95

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Mia Mona K Vintage Embroidered Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of Mia Mona K

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $26

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Why We Love the Past White Crocheted Gloves

Courtesy of Why We Love The Past

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $28.50

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BobbinsNBombshells Vintage Beaded Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of BobbinsNBombshells

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $30

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A Divine Style Pearl Wrist Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of A Divine Style

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $34

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Old Things Makes Music Vintage 1950s Calfskin Leather Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of Old Things Makes Music

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $34.95

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Magic Sash Accessories Black Lace Elbow Length Gloves

Courtesy of Magic Sash Accessories

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $36.92

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Aristocrafts Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of Aristocrafts

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $58

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Bon Ton Shop 50s White Tulle Gloves With Polka Dots and Ruffles

Courtesy of Bon Ton Shop

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $58.97

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Shayna Dog Jewelry Art Deco Satin Bridal Gloves

Courtesy of Shayna Dog Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $68

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Cornelia James Lara Net Glove

Courtesy of Cornelia James

SHOP NOW: Cornelia James, $134

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Gucci Tulle Gloves

Courtesy of Gucci

SHOP NOW: Gucci, $490

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Houghton Gloves

SHOP NOW: Houghton, price upon request

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