Worn by style icons such as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and most recently Kate Middleton, opera gloves are a timeless wedding trend that effortlessly add vintage romance to any wedding or formal look. Suitable for both brides and bridesmaids, opera gloves and wedding gloves have been around for decades as a style statement but were typically more for vintage brides. Lately, we’ve been noticing a whole host of celebrity brides including Nicola Peltz and Kourtney Kardashian and red carpet regulars rocking them, and designers sending them down the bridal runways in all sorts of styles (not to mention the Bridgerton influence!). However, this ain’t your grandmother’s bridal accessory! This finishing touch can feel ladylike, or innovative, edgy, and avant garde and speaks to our longing for dressing up. To tantalise your wedding moodboards, we’ve rounded up our favourite bridal opera glove looks as well as a handy list of the best places to buy them.
Opera Gloves for Brides
Light ivory, beaded, ruffle opera gloves by Untamed Petals.
Floral embellished gloves from the Hermione de Paula Kadō Collection.
Aubrey opera gloves with all over lace design by Nana Jacqueline from Anthropologie.
Contessa glove by Amato photographed for Sandy Liang.
Extra-long white bridal gloves from the Viktor & Rolf.
The fun and fabulous Zephyr Ruffle Gloves by Sleeper.
Oversized white bridal gloves from the Vera Wang Collection for Pronovias.
These 3D, ruffled, mesmerising opera gloves in powder pink by Sleeper at Anthropologie.
Beaded elbow-length bridal gloves from the Naeem Khan.
Valiant fingerless bridal gloves with hand beaded 3D florals by Untamed Petals.
The hand embroidered Tess’ Vow Gloves byon Etsy.
Embellished, leaf and floral embroidered, fingerless mesh opera gloves by Hermione de Paula from the Lunar Garden collection.
Contemporary white tulle wedding gloves byon Etsy.
Extra-long wedding gloves from Edem Couture.
These elegant crystal and pearl embellished elbow length gloves by Retrofête at Anthropologie.
Black and white, opera length leather gloves from the Vera Wang Spring 2023 Haute Wedding Collection.
Delicate, soft white opera gloves adorned with ostrich feathers and hand beaded crystals by Untamed Petals.
90s inspired White Symphony sheer tulle gloves byon Etsy.
Moonlight sheer bridal gloves with hand-beaded jewel tone crystals by Untamed Petals.
Fingerless, tattoo lace Sureau opera gloves by Vera Wang.
These glamorous, mesh opera Lexie gloves with feather cuff detailing by Untamed Petals.
Colourful crystal embellished mesh gloves by Hermione de Paula.
Where to Buy Wedding Opera Gloves
Keep your eyes out in vintage stores (we adore Dirty Fabulous in Monaghan and Jenny Vander in Dublin) and Etsy for a pair of gloves that might fit the style of your wedding day – you never know when you could stumble across the perfect pair. Alternatively you can check out more specialised stores and online stores such as:
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