Gloves for Women
Gloves to Emulate Starlets of the Silver Screen
Classic films are filled with eternal style moments, from Ingrid Bergman’s trench in Casablanca to Audrey Hepburn’s LBD in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The costuming in these films is flawless down to every detail, including oft-neglected accessories like hats, stockings and most of all, gloves. The drama of a special set of gloves can’t be understated — slip into a pair and cause a few gasps.
Investing in a pair of exceptional gloves is a style choice that brings any ensemble from fashionable to iconic. Exude the timeless elegance of these classic beauties down to the tips of your fingers.
Grace Kelly in Rear Window
Ever prim and proper, Grace Kelly embodied Alfred Hitchcock’s perfect woman with her icy blonde hair, waspish waist and polished personal style. In Rear Window, she plays the glamorous wife of an injured photographer who suspects his next door neighbor of murder. Steal her style by pairing short, white driving gloves with a pastel-colored suit, but update it by playing with proportions — lengthening the skirt, clashing prints and adding menswear-inspired oxfords give the style a modern eccentricity.
Marianne Faithfull in The Girl on a Motorcycle
Ferocious mid-60s dream girl Marianne Faithfull had a handle on her black motorbike as well as her style. WIth her piles of honey-blond hair and heavy winged eyeliner, she was often done up in head-to-toe black leather — famously in The Girl on a Motorcycle. Channel your inner biker babe without having to shimmy into a leather bodysuit with a dangerous moto jacket, black skinny jeans and a pair of fingerless motorcycle gloves perfect for speeding down the highway.
Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The ultimate sex symbol was also often styled in gloves, most famously in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, in which Monroe played a sweet but simple-minded beauty in search of a wealthy mate. In one scene, she wears a hot pink gown with matching gloves and a pile of diamond jewelry. Borrow from her look with a pair of long fuchsia gloves worn and a relatively simple outfit, like a white sheath, and understated jewelry.
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
You may not necessarily want to imitate Holly Golightly’s professional career, but her fashion in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is something we can all aspire to. The opening scene, in which Hepburn eats early morning croissants before the windows of the famed jewelry store in Givenchy’s now-famous black gown and long black evening gloves, is a moment that made fashion history. Experiment in elegance with a pair of long dark gloves with your LBD, but add a modern twist with fringe or quilting.
Gloves are more than just a way to warm your digits. Invest in a pair of truly special gloves for a show-stopping look worthy of the big screen.