Gloves guard us against the weather but can also be a great way of adding glamour to an outfit, just think of Grace Kelly, who is a supreme example of elegance with her beautiful long gloves.
Pop stars wear gloves to give an edge to the whole look, one of the most famous is probably Michael Jackson, the rhinestone-encrusted glove worn by him for his first Moonwalk dance in 1983 was sold at auction for over £200 000.
|Sermoneta gloves, source: sermonetagloves.com|
For this winter, I bought a pair of Sermoneta gloves, a bit longer than usual to wear with a three quarter sleeve jacket. It's an Italian brand, founded by Giorgio Sermoneta in the 60s and made by artisans. It was featured by How To Spend it magazine on its latest fashion editorial.
|Paula Rowand, source: paularowand.ie|
Here, in the UK, Paula Rowand, who is based in Dublin, gives us different choices: from animal print to cashmere and silk lined gloves.
|Aspinal of London, source: aspinaloflondon.com|
The established British brand Aspinal of London has a great pair of golden fingerless driving gloves. But if you love the retro look, there's also a button pair in contrasting colours.
|Ann Demeulemeester, source: brownsfashion.com|
From the catwalk, Ann Demeulemeester created a pair of black long soft leather gloves with a zip on the outer side and a belt at opening, available online at Browns Fashion.
|Gucci and Burberry, source: net-a-porter.com|
Net-a-Porter has other stylish designer options, from Gucci's patent leather to Burberry's long fingerless gloves, but my favourite are definitely Lanvin's. Simply adorable!
|Lanvin, source: net-a-porter.com|
Whatever your budget, keep your hands warm and remember this does not imply ski-looking gloves, fashion has a lot to choose from, so be glamorous!
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