The Forgotten Accessory: Gloves

Poor gloves, so neglected, so overshadowed by the mighty shoe obsession. Back in the ’50s gloves were a staple. They had their heyday gracing the hands of such legends as Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe. Now in the modern world, they are all but forgotten. Sure, we use them for functional purposes. Like wearing them outside to keep the winter chill from turning our nail beds purple. But what happened to the days when we used to wear them for fashion purposes? I’d love to attend a cocktail party and keep a little set of satin gloves ON while I sip my martini. It’s so throwback chic. I’m waiting for gloves to make a full-fledged comeback. They’re functional and a great way to add a chic look or pop of color to your outfit. After the jump, check out styles that will make you want to wear gloves year round.

Above: Mod Cloth Don’t Mind If I Do Gloves, $79.99.

3.1 Phillip Lim Arbus Leather Gloves, $295.

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Fred Flare Suede Majorette Gloves, $42.

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Moschino Gold Gloves, $128.

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