Accessorize your vintage inspired outfit with a pair of ladies vintage gloves or new vintage style gloves. Long or short, a pair of opera, gauntlet, or wrist gloves are the perfect way to add vintage style to your look. Choose wrist length gloves for day wear and opera or elbow length gloves for evening wear. Vintage white gloves are classic, but don’t forget to match colored gloves to your dress or accessories for a stand-out vintage style.
Most vintage gloves were either thin kid leather or soft cotton fabric. Lace or crochet net were breathable options in summer, while heavy knit or fur-lined gloves kept hands cozy in winter. While white or beige were the most common colors but black or brown were welcome too. Wedding gloves had to be white. Learn about the history of vintage gloves here.
Shop these new vintage inspired gloves (they will fit better than genuine vintage gloves) in the style of the Victorian era, 1900s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 70s, 80s and now.
New Vintage Gloves
Vintage Gloves by Decade
Victorian gloves covered the arm in pretty knits, handmade lace and sewn silk or soft suede and leather. Fingerless knit gloves made housework in winter tolerable.
Edwardian gloves were still long but getting shorter on the arm. They were more simple than the Victorian era with solid fabrics and leather.
1920s gloves were now almost wrist length except for evenings. Leather gloves buttoned at the wrist for a snug fit. Fancy gowns called for opera length silk gloves.
1930s gloves had elaborate cuffs and art deco themes.
1940s style gloves were plain and affordable. They could be any length. Evening gloves were usually ruched or gathered.
1950s gloves were short wrist length gloves in all kind of solid or sheer fabrics. Long gloves for evening gowns were as classic as ever.
1960s gloves were now carried instead of worn. Lace gloves were trendy with almost no wrist.
1970s gloves became masculine with vintage leather driving gloves. The hippies like crochet mesh gloves.
1980s gloves went wild with short lace gloves with big cuffs, fingerless mesh gloves, biker gloves, polka dot gloves, red leather gloves, velvet gloves and many more. Evening gloves has appliques, cut outs, lace insets and anything else that gave a nod back to the Victorian era.