Bridal Gloves

Considering bridal gloves? Here’s where to get your hands on a pair

Jewellery + Accessories // Stories // Wedding Dresses // by QB

Hands up if bridal gloves are on your radar? As anyone who has binged Bridgerton, scanned recent red carpets or watched Nicola Peltz officially become a Beckham can attest: gloves are trending. [Feature image: Blumenthal Photography]

If you’re thinking about adding bridal gloves to your wedding look, there are plenty of iconic moments to draw on.

While we love classic Audrey Hepburn vibes and give kudos to Nicola for her handmade French lace detail, it’s always Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy for us. Back in 1996, the newly minted wife of JFK Jr. showed us how delicate tulle gloves could look thoroughly modern when paired with an effortlessly cool Narcisco Rodriguez gown. The gold standard. 

So, whether you’re thinking vintage lace ‘shorties’ (wrist-length) or opera-length drama, here’s where to get your hands on a pair of bridal gloves for your Queensland wedding.

First thing’s first!

Your first stop for bridal gloves should be your gown designer or bridal shop who might have (or know where to track down) the perfect pair. Bride Sophie (below) worked with designer Brad Webb of Darb Bridal Couture to realise her regal dreams. Sophie told Vogue Australia, “I always knew I was going to wear gloves at my wedding, from the moment I watched The Princess Diaries in 2001. Brad sourced the gloves and added the pearl cuff.”

Photo: Blumenthal Photography

Fun fact: Traditionally, gloves were measured from the base of the thumb in ‘buttons’ (or boutons in French), roughly equivalent to an inch. 

(Above) A strapless gown will give you maximum arm real-estate to rock a statement glove like the beaded Eva from KHYA. Perfect for the modern bride.  

(Above) As seen on Bridgerton! Phoebe Dynevor (aka Daphne Bridgerton) donned these Desdemona Silk Opera gloves with Mousquetaire from British glovemakers Cornelia James for an iconic dance scene with the Duke of Hastings. 

Glove lingo: What is Mousquetaire, you may well ask? This style has buttons at the wrist so you can slip your hand out (for important duties such as scoffing cake) without taking the whole glove off. 

(Above) Vera Wang ‘Sureau’ Gloves. These extra-long fingerless lace gloves create a cool tattoo effect. Shown with the ‘Frania’ gown and optional neckpiece from White Lily Couture.

(Above) Loving everything here. Valiant Sheer gloves with hand-beaded 3D florals from Untamed Petals

(Above) These sweet ‘India’ tulle gloves from Cornelia James would be darling with a cap sleeve gown and come in six colours. 

(Above) Vintage-inspired cotton crochet cuties from Dents of England.

(Above) Silky and sweet Carolina Amoto ‘Farfalla’ gloves from BHLND 

(Above) Channel that Regencycore mood for your bridesmaids, from Cornelia James.

(Above) Comb through thrift shops or online marketplaces to unearth treasure like these vintage lace bridal gloves from Etsy.

(Above) The ladylike Carolina Amoto ‘Gabriella’ gloves are giving us modern Carolyn Bessette vibes. From BHLND

(Above) Just add pearls! Find this classic mid-length choice on Etsy.

(Above) Not quite ready to commit to bridal gloves? Digital creator @lillehoang rocked Long Satin Evening Gloves with a Feather Cuff (from Dents of England) for her Bachelorette bash. Photo via

(Above) Heading to Europe? Toss these ‘bracelet-length’ sweeties in your honeymoon suitcase. Victoria Sueded Cotton Dress Gloves from Cornelia James

(Above) Bringing the film noir drama! Statement Bow Gloves from Dutch brand Viktor & Rolf