There was once a time when a lady wouldn’t dare leave the house without her gloves. I watched Little Women some days ago and Aunt March was appalled at the idea of Meg venturing out without gloves, especially being among “society.”
Gloves come in a variety of fabrics and with a multitude of embellishments. We know winter gloves—cashmere knits, wool, mohair, leather, suede and mittens. There’s also gauntlet styled gloves, with cuffs that cover the wrist or forearm.
In today’s culture, the wearing of gloves is not generally the mark of being a gentlewoman, but as a needed accessory for protection from the weather, contamination or abrasions; and of course for style and fashion. We no longer have to subscribe to daytime and evening glove wear to denote our social status and level of sophistication. Still, I personally can’t help but to see the elegance in wearing beautiful ladies’ gloves. Perhaps I have been overcome with visions of old Hollywood glam and vintage couture. I am especially fond of fingerless gloves.
The gentlewoman’s or ladies’ gloves come in three distinctive lengths, and are casual, formal or semi-formal. There’s wrist, elbow and full/opera length (also known as evening gloves).
Ladies’ Evening Gloves
Now let’s talk about ladies’ evening gloves. If you’re a fan of the opera such as I am, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Satin, silk, lame, suede, lambskin. Sophistication and glamour. This style of gloves extends beyond the elbow. There’s also Mousquetaire gloves—opera gloves that button at the wrist. We see opera gloves in various contexts—weddings, proms, formal dances, pageants and debutante balls. I definitely think formal when it comes to opera gloves.
Do any images from black and white movies, or perhaps paintings, come to mind?
For the love of gloves!! What about you? Are you a fan of gloves? Perhaps you’re not so much into formal gloves, but like stylish embellishments, fringe and stitching with a more youthful flair. Whatever the case, welcome to the Glove Girl Club. Share a comment and tell me what you think.
With the official first day of winter just four days away, many of us have an important fashion question in mind—What kind of boots to wear? I love wearing boots but sometimes I even skip buying them, and think that winter is here for a short time. Why invest in boots when I already have a pair with me? But I have changed the way I think and I feel. Wearing boots is a must in winter and it will be unfair to your wardrobe, style and yourself if you don’t invest in at least one pair of great boots for this season. There is a variety of boots available in stores—from casual to formal, to leather and warm woolen boots.
When it comes to winter boots for women, there are thousands of different boots. Women can choose among many styles, fabrics and type of heel they prefer. There are no limits.
You can choose long boots, which are the most popular. Long winter boots are easy to wear and the perfect winter footwear. You don’t get snow in them and they keep you warm from the freezing cold. Long boots are made of fur, leather, suede and man-made materials. Long boots often go up to and over your knees. Although high heels are not the most functional winter boots, you can get winter boots with different heels to match your style and personality.
Flat Winter Boots
I personally think flat winter boots are the most versatile ones to go with any outfit. They look super chic. Suede boots for women can suit casual wear, as well as formal wear. They can be a comfortable and easy fit. Suede boots are available for different dresses in different designs and patterns like ankle-length suede boots, knee-length suede boots and thigh-high suede boots. You can also get variations in size and style of toes—square, pointy, round—and heel of suede boots for women.
The knee-high boots for women can be worn with dresses and skirts, such as with a short or mid-length skirt worn with stockings or leggings. They come in many colors as well as designs and patterns. They can be made of materials like synthetic rubber, polyvinyl carbonate or from pure leather. These boots can also be given a party look by making them glossy, shiny or sparkly.
I am definitely going to buy some cool and designer boots for myself. What about you? I am also buying some woolen and warm boots for my casual and chilly winter.
Author’s Bio: Suzy Walsh is a fashion blogger and style expert with ‘The House of Elegance Fashion’. She is one of the most prominent and active online fashion bloggers and has a huge fan following in varied parts of the globe that believe in her style statements and stick to her for advice.
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