When it comes to wedding attire, we love to resuscitate trends that were in vogue a while back. One item that has been given a second go is the bridal gloves. This hand-wear calls to mind old glamour. A proper pair of gloves gives off an air of sophistication and grandeur, making the wearer a vision of elegance.
As always, there are a certain things to consider when shopping for a pair, and it would be advisable to source for help from professionals, a service that Abigail Bridal Boutique would be more than willing to render.
Traditionally, the gloves match the color of the wedding gown. In this sense, white goes with white and you should opt for champagne gloves if the wedding gown is of this shade. In the same way, the textures of both the gown and the gloves should be similar. Lace with lace, silk with silk and so forth.
Remember that simple always goes a long way. Don’t let the gloves overwhelm the overall look. This is especially so if the wedding gown has a lot of details. However, you can go with louder gloves if the gown is a little more on the simpler side.
Gloves come in a variety of lengths. Some end at the wrists, others at the elbow while others stretch all the way to the shoulders. Look at the sleeves of the gown to determine what glove length to go for. A longer sleeve would go better with shorter gloves and vice versa. An off-the-shoulder or strapless gown for example pairs with wrist-reaching gloves.
Ensure that the gloves don’t cover the dress’ sleeves. Additionally, it will look tacky to wear gloves with a full sleeved dress.
Etiquette dictates that the gloves should be removed from the left hand during the exchanging of the wedding bands. Just hand it to the maid of honor and put it back afterwards. For more convenience, wear finger-less gloves that you can still leave on.
It is also a good idea to have them off during the reception as it’s considered bad behavior to eat or drink with the gloves on. They should also be off when cutting the cake but on during the dancing and picture taking parts. You can have it either way when greeting guests.
It’s advisable to practice taking off the gloves and putting them on before the ceremony.