Bridal gloves, once considered a must-have accessory as well as a symbol of elegance according to wedding formal etiquette are making a comeback with brides who want to create a stylish statement. We’re inspired by Nicola Peltz who wore handmade lace, opera-length wedding gloves in Palm Springs, 2022 when she married Brooklyn Beckham.
The perfect bridal gloves will add an air of sophistication to your wedding dress, whether they are a vintage inspired pair with delicate ruffles or embroidered details or more contemporary ones that feature a lace edging. How do you select the right bridal gloves that will complement your wedding gown? You can find out all the information you need by reading on.
Opera-length gloves are a great way to add sartorial interest. They extend about halfway up your upper arm, or 23 inches (or more) from the base. The length of the gloves is best suited to plain strapless dresses or gowns with simple necklines such as spaghetti straps, bateau or V-neck. Consider a gown featuring a long empire-line with short sleeves and opera gloves for a look inspired by the early 19th Century. Bridgeton-esque!
The 8BL, or button length glove sits just below the elbow and is an elegant choice for short sleeves. It also works with strapless dresses. The length is also better for short arms than the opera-length gloves.
This less traditional, yet classic wedding glove with a 2bl button length rose in popularity during the 1940s and continues to be popular today. The 2bl (button length) wedding glove is a classic style that goes with most gowns. It also works well for brides looking to add a modern twist.
After deciding on the size of the gloves you will need to decide the type of material you want to use. You should also consider the fabric of the dress and the season. If you are wearing a silk dress, it is not advisable to wear gloves with sequins or beads as these could damage the fabric. Tulle, a lightweight fabric that is popular for weddings in the summer months, can be paired with heavier fabrics such as satin.