Gloves aren’t just for winter wedding anymore! Glove will add touch of elegance to the bride and even to the flower girls as well. There are fingerless glove for those who don’t want the hassle of fully gloved fingers. Gloves come in varying length so you can choose the dramatic flair to suit the theme of the event or your little girl’s attire.
Can you guess who first wore gloves as elegant fashion accessories. MEN! Yes, it is true, historically; it was the male nobles, patricians, prelates that wore gloves to help demonstrate social status. Even King Tut (the great Tutankhamen) wore gloves. Very old world gloves worn for male status were usually made of woven fabric or leather, with superb embroidery detail or jewel adornments.
Catherine de'Medici made gloves a woman's fashion accessory when she wore gloves in her marriage ceremony to Henry II of France. Queen Elizabeth I of England introduced Kidskin gloves to ladies of her court.
The crochet mitt, which is popular among brides and flower girls, was a Victorian creation. These were usually crocheted in dot, scallop, or dainty floral patterns.
It was not until the Industrial Age (the turn to the 20th Century) that hand and machine knit gloves of fabric (silk, wool, and cotton) became popular among ladies of most social standing.
Today, satin, silk, cotton, and velvet are popular materials for gloves to adorn Flower Girl Dresses. Here are tips for selecting gloves to match flower girl dresses, or girls' fancy dresses, whatever the event.
1.) Length follows common-sense...a longer glove for a sleeveless dress (elbow length); shorter gloves for dresses with sleeves (wrist length for three-quarter sleeves, no gloves for long sleeves).
2.) Adornment and fancy detail of the glove should be in opposite proportion to the dress. A heavily beaded and embroidered bodice will usually look best with a simple glove. In contrast, a plain matte satin dress can be matched with a pearl trimmed or lace appliqué fancy glove.