A reader has noticed celebrities accessorizing their red carpet looks with elbow-length evening gloves. What’s the appeal?
I keep seeing long evening gloves everywhere I turn: on Casey DeSantis, on celebrities on the red carpet. But I think of them as very out of date. Why are they so popular, and are we really expected to be wearing them now? — Cynthia, Havana, Fla.
Elbow-length gloves, or opera gloves or evening gloves, have been around as a fashion statement since the 15th century, when Queen Elizabeth I reportedly appeared in an 18-inch pair with two inches of gold fringe.
They’ve gone in and out of fashion for years: Jacqueline Kennedy wore long
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