Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Love That Fits Like A Glove...

What is it about a pair of beautiful gloves?  That look, the feel, of a wonderful pair of gloves?  That feeling of excitement when slipping on a pair of opera length white kid gloves to compliment your Ballgown?  There is just something magical about gloves.  I know I have created entire ensembles around a pair of gloves, and I am sure several of you reading this blog have done the same!  Gloves are one of the many accessories that are just not as fashionable in today's main stream fashion as they once where, but I certainly find myself wearing a pair at least two to three times per month!  Sound familiar?  But how do we buy a pair of gloves online?  Well knowing your sizing is key!  Here are some tips!

1947 Hermes Suede Gloves
To find out your glove size, measure your hand around the palm (do not include your thumb) with a tape measure. You should use your dominant hand, the right if you are right-handed, and the left if you are left-handed.
  • Measure around the hand at the fullest part
  • Measure from the tip of the middle finger to the base of the hand
  • Use the largest of these two measurements for the correct size gloves
  • If you are Right handed, take the measurement from your right hand
  • If you are Left handed, take the measurement from your left hand
  • The number of inches measured equals the size of the gloves
(A 7" measurement equals a size 7 Glove which is S)
  • S - 6 1/2" - 7 1/4"
  • M - 7 1/2" - 7 3/4"
  • L - 8" - 8 3/4"
  • XL - 9" to 9 3/4"
What I found interesting, was that my dominate hand was just a little bigger than my other hand, and that my length measurement was smaller than my width on both hands.  So, make sure to take all the measurements to insure your best fitting glove.  Of course being able to actually TRY a pair of gloves on will certainly tell you if they are a fit, but sometimes you find the most wonderful pair online, and you hesitate to make a bid.  Well, with proper measurements, and a good seller/return policy, I would say "go for it"! 

1830 Net Lace Mitts

1892 Embroidered & Ribboned Kid Gloves
1900 Silk Gloves

Vintage, date unknown; Ladies Gloves

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