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Satin Gloves

Satin Gloves

Opera gloves were first seen in the late 16th century and early 17th century. In 1566, Queen Elizabeth I of England sported a pair at an Oxford ceremony. Queen Mary II, in 1690, sat for a portrait wearing her opera gloves. Stories tell of Napoleon owning more than 240 pairs of gloves, although they don't tell us if they were all opera gloves. Both he and his wife wore a pair at their coronation, and the public soon followed suit. Opera gloves, during this time, were made from a variety of materials. A color could be found to coordinate with every outfit. Until 1825, these gloves remained popular before they took a 50 year hiatus. 

Opera gloves of today mimic those worn in France in the 17th century. Named after the glove worn by the Three Musketeers, these gloves obtained the name the mousquetaire. Originally designed to be worn on only one hand while dueling, these opera gloves and cool gloves ran between 19 and 23 inches long. Common colors included black, colored white and ivory. All were made from kid leather with a leather opening at the wrist. The opening closed with either a snap or three buttons. When adapted for women, these opera gloves extended above the elbow. 

The popularity of these gloves continued through the 19th century. During the Edwardian period, this fashion hit its peak. Women continue to wear them to this day. They are appropriate for every occasion, from weddings to funerals. Many have been buried in a pair of opera gloves!

Hot pink satin opera gloves combine naughty and nice in one style. Perfect for a romantic evening or costume ball, these gloves are full length. Peach satin opera gloves are appropriate for spring and summer events while those who love the outdoors may opt to go with forest green opera gloves. 

Opera gloves are to be worn when greeting guests, offering a hand to be kissed or dancing. Take them off before eating though to keep them clean! When dining, hide them in your lap, and never wear black with light-colored clothing.

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  • Blue Gloves Opera Satin 23" 1217 Blue Gloves Opera Satin 23" 1217

    Blue Gloves Opera Satin 23" 1217

    $12.99
    Are you attending a formal affair but are getting tired to wearing black? Why not try to express yourself as the individual that you are. These elegant opera length (Approximately 23" from fingertip to end of glove) satin gloves are great for formal...
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  • Gold Gloves Opera Satin 23"  1214

    Gold Gloves Opera Satin 23" 1214

    $12.99
    If you want a taste of the good life, then these gold opera gloves may be your ticket .These elegant opera length (Approximately 23" from fingertip to end of glove) satin gloves are great for formal occasions. Stretchy and easy to put on. Imagine these...
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  • White Long Gloves Opera Satin 1211 White Long Gloves Opera Satin 1211

    White Long Gloves Opera Satin 1211

    $10.99
    The white opera gloves are perfect for adding to that wedding or formal outfit that you have been planning. Perfect for costume accessories for a Fairy Princess or Movie Star look. These elegant opera length (Approximately 23" from fingertip to end of...
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  • Hunter Green Short Satin Gloves 5111 Hunter Green Short Satin Gloves 5111

    Hunter Green Short Satin Gloves 5111

    $8.99
    Green beer? Who needs it if you're already the life of the party? As long as you're equipped with hunter green satin gloves on Saint Patty's Day, nobody will be able to overlook your stroke of genius. Why you ask? Well... think of the possibilities for...
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  • Satin Gloves Silver Short 1209

    Satin Gloves Silver Short 1209

    $8.99
    Satin gloves are not only comfortable but they add class to just about any outfit  that you would go out in. Our short satin gloves are the 7” and fit comfortably around your wrist. These silky accessories are the perfect way to set yourself apart...
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  • Turquoise Short Satin Gloves 1204

    Turquoise Short Satin Gloves 1204

    $8.99
    Turquoise is a calming, warm and unique color. If that is the vibe you are trying to achieve with your outfit them our turquoise satin gloves. These silky, smooth 7" gloves rest comfortably at the wrist. Our short satin gloves are the perfect addition to...
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