Gloved in Love: Finding the Ideal Pair of Gloves for Your Plus Size Wedding Dress

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Courtney L.
September 21, 2022

What do gloves add to a bridal ensemble? A  touch of elegance and sophistication, that’s what! 

Whether you desire a vintage-inspired vibe or a contemporary twist, gloves are a timeless accessory. However, it can be a challenge to find the perfect pair for your look- especially when it comes to plus-size wedding gowns.

In this guide, we'll tell you what you need to know when choosing gloves for your wedding dress, ensuring that they complement your gown and complete your look.

What Style is Your Plus Size Dress?

When selecting gloves, you’ll obviously need to consider the style and design of your plus size wedding dress. 

For example, with a traditional ball gown, opera-length gloves that extend beyond the elbow are great for creating a dramatic effect. 

A sleek sheath or mermaid gown pairs well with shorter gloves, such as wrist-length or gauntlet-style. 

Lace or fingerless gloves add a touch of romance to bohemian-inspired dresses, while satin or silk gloves enhance a classic, vintage look. 

Overall, it’s up to you regarding how you want to mold your aesthetic, so if you absolutely love a certain glove, just go for it! When it comes to your wedding, there are no rules!

Choosing the Material and Texture 

The choice of material and texture plays a significant role in the overall look and feel of your gloves with your wedding dress. 

Opt for materials that complement your dress and personal style. Satin gloves offer a smooth and polished appearance, while lace gloves exude femininity and intricate detailing. 

For a glamorous touch, consider gloves adorned with pearls, beads, or sequins. If you prefer a more contemporary feel, leather or velvet gloves are as edgy it it gets!

Choosing the Best Length and Fit 

There are a TON of glove styles out there, so it’s natural to feel overwhelmed when trying on so many different lengths. 

Generally, longer gloves create a more formal and dramatic statement, while shorter gloves offer a more relaxed and modern vibe. 

When trying on gloves, a good rule of thumb is to look at your arm proportions to find a flattering fit. Gloves should fit snugly without being too tight or restrictive. 

Also, pay attention to the finger length and ensure that your range of motion is not hindered. Your gloves should feel comfortable, allowing you to move and interact with ease throughout the ceremony.

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