Now, more than ever, there’s a yearning to dress up a bit more. Even if there are no black-tie events on the calendar, fanciful accessories—like statement gloves are having quite the moment. Designer houses like Prada and Simone Rocha are proving that the winter accessory goes far beyond its functional use with whimsical prints and luxe embellishments. And it’s not just a winter need. Statement gloves can add a bit of excitement to any look, thanks to cut-out designs and lightweight mesh fabrics.
Emilia Wickstead’s latest collection proved that the exuberance and glamour of an elbow-length glove don’t have to be reserved for the ballroom floor or a night at the opera. In fact, they look just as chic with midi slip dresses and strapless frocks. Emerging labels like Aune are also having fun reinterpreting the glove. One of their trompe l’oeil printed pairs is designed to be wrapped around the neck like a scarf—Paloma Elsesser demonstrated how fun they were to wear on Good Morning Vogue.
During New York Fashion Week, Solange stepped out in a dramatically beautiful shoulder-length pair. And last spring, she turned a moment by the pool into a photo-worthy opt with a dramatic pair of gloves that featured space-agey discs that slinked up her arm. Turns out, a bikini is as good of an outfit as any for statement gloves.
Transition into spring with a sunshine yellow or peak-a-boo, see-through pair. Ahead, you’ll find 12 pairs of joyous gloves sure to make the best kind of statement.
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