Fashion or function? The history of ladies’ gloves is rich and varied. Now worn as a fashion accessory and for warmth women’s gloves had, in centuries past, a symbolic significance representing an outward sign of trust, faith, love and honour. Worn by royalty and the upper classes as emblems of status and power they were made from fine leather, richly embellished and often scented with perfume. Silk gloves, lace gloves and cotton gloves later became stylish often worn by ladies at night to keep their hands soft and white. With the advent of the classical empire look long opera gloves extending above the elbow became ‘de rigueur’ worn with high waisted dresses of the period. Our diverse collection of ladies’ gloves combine contemporary design with meticulous craftsmanship and the very best quality materials; luxury that lasts.