Posted by Samantha M

Long leather gloves look unspeakably chic. They can be worn on relaxed autumnal strolls in the countryside or out and about in the city; teamed with elegant evening-wear or as part of a casual yet sophisticated day outfit; to the office or for social events. Long leather gloves are beautifully versatile. They are also hard-wearing, deliciously warm and have a beautiful finish. Some of our gloves are lined with cashmere for extra warmth and comfort, whereas others have smooth silk linings that feel sumptuous and luxurious on the skin.

 Tips for wearing leather gloves:

 Leather gloves can look undeniably stylish, but you need to stick to a few basic rules if you want to conquer the look.

  • Avoid wearing them with long sleeves – leather gloves look great when they are allowed to naturally ruche up, you don't want any extra fabric adding bulk. ¾ length sleeves are ideal, as are capes, cloaks and coatigans.
  • Avoid wearing them with long boots – when there is a risk of looking like a musketeer or a dominatrix, then it is better to play it safe and avoid long leather boots at all costs!
  • Keep your focus on the gloves by limiting other statement accessories – a few subtle accessories can really tie an ensemble together, but you'll want to refrain from adding to much to your look. Long leather gloves are very much a statement look and need a paired-down palette to really shine.

 

Daytime Chic

 Wear your long leather gloves with a winter coat or better still, a cape or cloak. Capes allow you to really exhibit the glove and show off your layers. To avoid looking too gothic, opt for a softer cape in shades of caramel or cream. Finish the look with a cashmere beanie, and a simple black leather clutch bag. For a lovely versatile pair of long leather gloves, that is ideal for this look, why not try our Long Black Leather Gloves with Diagonal Zip. Add a cashmere cape such as our Cream and Camel Double-Sided Cape in Cashmere and Silk  and our Grey Cable Knit Cashmere Slouch Beanie.

 

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Cocktail Party

 Leather adds a coquettish twist to the traditional cocktail glove. This look is ideal for strapless gowns or short sleeved dresses. It's the perfect way to show off a toned bicep. Opt for a black satin dress for a timeless look, or something in a rich jewel tone for a little more colour. Our Long Leather Gloves are simply begging to be worn to a cocktail party. Add an elegant but striking piece of jewellery to complete the look, our Sophia Sterling Silver and Pearl Choker is the perfect choice.

 

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Office Chic

A crisp white linen blouse with ¾ length sleeves, a silk scarf and a woollen pencil skirt in tweed or this season's herringbone pattern, make for a highly sophisticated work outfit. Add some pearl studs and some long leather gloves and you have the perfect office attire. You may not be able to type in your gloves, but they'll ensure that you turn up for work with warm fingers and serious helpings of style. If you don't need to type or are in a creative industry, then leather gloves can add a welcome drama to your look. They can also add an air of authority and are ideal for lunch meetings and presentations as they will draw attention to your gestures. Try our Long Black and Taupe Woven Leather Gloves for an air of sophistication and add some colour and texture with a silk scarf such as our Gallia Italian Silk Scarf. If you are looking for pearl studs with a difference, then our Titania Tahitian Black Pearl Ear Studs have a quiet, refined beauty.

 

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 If you are yet to wear long leather gloves this season, then this is the perfect time to try them out. Opt for something classic and versatile in black that can be worn in a number of different scenarios. Once you get a feel for the added style points and the exquisite comfort that a high-quality pair of long leather gloves can bring, you'll be aching to buy another pair.