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Treat Yourself with Kid Gloves | Manolo for the Big Girl

Treat Yourself with Kid Gloves

If you’ve opened a single magazine or seen a single fashion campaign, you know that gloves are having a major moment. So why not seize it? They’re chic, fun and a great accessory with which to make dramatic gestures (my one fondest wish is for some man to get fresh with me while I’m holding gloves because so help me God I stay up nights DREAMING of smacking some louche gent across the face with a pair of dainty white gloves) Plus they can transform a boring outfit dress into something transcendent.

The ivory pair couldn’t be more classic but check out the other colors! They’re all handmade in Italy, unlined (which I prefer) kidskin, available up to an XL and remarkably inexpensive. Here are some of my favorites. Too darling!

Mint!
The mint shade is just slightly unusual, they’re pastel but not precious.

Ochre!
If you’re going to wear a fabulous shortie glove, WEAR a fabulous shortie glove. Go for the drama!

Robin!
Wouldn’t these baby blues be perfect for a picnic in London’s Regent’s Park with a mod mint green shift a big pale yellow hat and even bigger white sunnies? Love. Them.

9 Responses to “Treat Yourself with Kid Gloves”

  1. deja pseu November 8, 2007 at 11:06 am #

    Oh, those yellow ones are SO MINE. BAM!

  2. Brittany November 8, 2007 at 11:25 am #

    I love the gloves! Love them! But how do we wear them and how do we incorporate them? Is it just something that I wear for during my commute in the cold? If you open up a magazine they’re on everything. But I’m pretty sure people at my office would think I was pretty crazy if I wore fabulous looking gloves like those all day. Confusion! Help!

  3. Toby Wollin November 8, 2007 at 11:29 am #

    I too love the gloves – but I tend to wear longer ones because I am rocking the 3/4 length jacket thing these days and shorties make me look like I have the arms of TRex. Too stumpy. Longer ones, especially if they are close to or match the color of the jacket sleeve, make even stumpy Petite-length arms such as mine look almost elegant. I love them. For those of us who like retro – I’ve found going to Ebay for genuine 40s and 50s gloves to be a great resource and sometimes, when you are extremely lucky and the stars are aligned, you can get whole collections of different colored gloves, in the same size, from estate sales. I’ve done that twice now and have scored wonderful beaded evening gloves that way.

  4. mary martha November 8, 2007 at 12:09 pm #

    I love that gloves are in!

    I tend to have a more vintage sensibility in fashion (i love the 40s-50s looks).

    I have been wearing gloves for a while when swing dancing (great for those clammy handed leads) and can’t wait to take them out into the world!

    A couple of glove tips from my mother (who grew up in a glove world). Don’t wear them when eating and if you are a smoker use a cigarette holder to ensure you don’t stain your gloves.

  5. TeleriB November 8, 2007 at 12:19 pm #

    Nov 6:
    “Okay, once, JUST ONCE I would like a guy to meet me, think I’m smart, funny and gorgeous and then NOT ask me to punish him in some bizarre way. I mean, is it me?”

    Nov 8:
    “(my one fondest wish is for some man to get fresh with me while I’m holding gloves because so help me God I stay up nights DREAMING of smacking some louche gent across the face with a pair of dainty white gloves)”

    Nosce te ipsum, Plumcake. :)

    Beautiful gloves! I, too, want the yellow ones.

  6. JayKay November 8, 2007 at 1:02 pm #

    “my one fondest wish is for some man to get fresh with me while I’m holding gloves because so help me God I stay up nights DREAMING of smacking some louche gent across the face with a pair of dainty white gloves”

    You and me both, dear. You and me both.

    I SO (heart) you Plumcake!

  7. Bridey November 8, 2007 at 2:17 pm #

    Alas, I can’t wear these because my hands are so small that I have to buy gloves in children’s sizes, but I still love to see gloves coming into style. Could it be the first glimmering of a return to grown-ups dressing like grown-ups?

    Now, if only hats came back. I can totally rock a good hat!

  8. class-factotum November 8, 2007 at 11:02 pm #

    Amen to the hats! I wear a hat any time I am outside (baseball hat plus zinc oxide on my face for running — sooooo attractive!, regular straw or wool for everything else) because I get nasty brown spots on my cheeks and forehead with any sun exposure. It is difficult to find nice, broad-brimmed hats. I wish they were in fashion because there would be a greater selection — although then I wouldn’t be the only one walking into the grocery store looking elegant and dramatic.

  9. dinazad November 9, 2007 at 6:09 am #

    If you ever get the chance to buy gloves at an old-fashioned glove shop: DO IT!!! The experience alone is worth it, not to mention, for example, black kid gloves with dainty red, white and orange buttons and red, white and orange insets between the fingers….. The shop was in Lisbon, smaller than your regular lavatory: the shopkeeper took one look at my hands, daintily picked the correct size of gloves from a large bundle and proceeded to widen the glove fingers with a pair of wooden tweezers. He then powdered them inside, asked me to plant my elbow on a brocade pillow, and then gently and very thoroughly pulled the glove over my hand, smoothing down every finger, until the glove was like a second skin. Only when I nodded did he stretch the fingers of the second glove, lovingly wrap the pair in silky smooth tissue paper, put them into a special little bag…. Sighhhhh…. I need more gloves. And hats. Lots of them!