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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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  • Gold Short Satin Gloves 1205 Gold Short Satin Gloves 1205

    Gold Short Satin Gloves 1205

    $8.99
    Gold is the color of wealth and decadence. If you feel that these traits describe your personality then I suggest you take a look at our gold satin gloves and enjoy the finer things in life. These silky, smooth 7" gloves rest comfortably at the wrist...
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  • Hot Pink Short Satin Gloves 1206 Hot Pink Short Satin Gloves 1206

    Hot Pink Short Satin Gloves 1206

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    Hot Pink Short Satin Gloves 1206 Trying to find the one thing to put your princess outfit over the edge? How about the finishing piece to a playboy bunny costume? If so then our Hot pink satin gloves are the perfect fit for you. These silky, smooth 7"...
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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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  • Ivory Gloves Opera Satin 23" 1222

    Ivory Gloves Opera Satin 23" 1222

    $12.99
    These Satin Opera gloves are classy, elegant and great for formal events. Not only are they great for that next black tie event that you attend, but they are also perfect for a princess or ballerina costume. Stretchy and easy to put on. Imagine these...
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  • Lavender Satin Opera Gloves 23" 1216 Lavender Satin Opera Gloves 23" 1216

    Lavender Satin Opera Gloves 23" 1216

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    Are you a kind hearted person willing to take care of those around you? If so then let the world know by donning these lavender opera gloves. These elegant opera length (Approximately 23" from fingertip to end of glove) satin gloves are great for formal...
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  • Light Pink Satin Opera Gloves 23" 1226

    Light Pink Satin Opera Gloves 23" 1226

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    These Gloves are a great way to spice up your outfit. The Opera glove is a classic symbol of elegance and with the fun light pink color you can have some fun with your look. Try these to ascent a sexy Halloween costume or add to a princess costume. Our...
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