Rules of Glove Wearing
There are many rules to be observed in the art of Glove Wearing, here are the main ones:-
* Gloves should be worn when shopping, dancing, visiting and outdoors as well as to a place of worship. (Basically whenever they would look pretty!)
* Gloves should not be worn whilst eating, drinking, applying make-up or smoking.
(This is common sense , don't wear gloves when they may get dirty!)
* If gloves get soiled, remove and do not wear until washed.
* Remove your right glove before shaking hands. If not possible then you should apologise by saying 'pardon my glove'.
* When gloves are removed they should be placed directly in your bag and not carried.
* Remove rings before putting on gloves
I hope they're going straight into your handbag Audrey dear!
Types of gloves...
There are many types of gloves and several lengths availablefor you to choose. A general rule of thumb is that
"the shorter the sleeve the longer the glove"
These are approximately 14" or six-button in length. These may be worn with any length sleeve, tucking under longer sleeves.
Suitable for most sleeve lengths, the armpieces are worn over the sleeves.
Short gloves finishing at the wrist. Made from cotton or later nylon, also popular were crocheted gloves.
During the 1950s gloves were the finishing touch to any ladies outfit, giving a polished, groomed look. Although cream or white were most popular choice, gloves were now available in a whole range of colours
Choose colours that match compliment or contrast your outfit see my colour post for help
How to find your Glove Size
- Measure all around your hand with a tape measure. Place tape around the knuckles of your hand (indicated by the red line in the photo below).
- Measure your dominant hand - the right if you are right-handed, and the left if you are left-handed.
- Compare this measurement on the chart below to find your correct glove size!
Note: some manufacturers indicate glove sizes by inches and others by Small, Medium, Large, etc. . Use the tables below to find your size.
If you manage to get yourself a pair of vintage gloves that need a little freshening up, you can find a guide on how to wash them here