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Opera Gloves are celebrities' favourite accessory for winter

Functional and fancy, these gloves are a night out staple

Opera Gloves are celebrities' favourite accessory for winter  Functional and fancy, these gloves are a night out staple

Gigi Hadid’s outfit at Met Gala 2021 would not have been the same without that fateful pair of silk gloves in the Prada outfit. A sophisticated and avant-garde accessory with an echo from the past, the opera gloves are a trend of Fall/Winter 2021 worn on red carpets and catwalks preferred by celebrities and their stylists in silk, leather, nylon, colored mesh and many glitter patterns. It is rare that a widespread trend in the '50s comes back in vogue when digital fashion and the metaverse have an increasingly powerful echo towards the Gen-Z. Is it a nostalgia rogue? Perhaps, as in all the historical moments of recovery, a look at the past is the reassuring solution to go towards the future, even if the direction of trends follows a much more futuristic path. Looking at the past or not, the opera gloves are a fancy element that makes the difference in an evening outfit, and combines functional use that protects from the cold to a diva allure able to elevate every look.

Marine Serre and Gucci imprint their logo on soft fabric gloves already from the FW19, while Miu Miu offers them in knit in his show set in the mountains for the FW20, but also in vinyl version on the red carpet of the MTV Music Awards of the same year. Valentino and Oscar de la Renta thought long gloves up to the elbow according to their identity for a touch of Old Hollywood style with a high impact. The Attico and Schiaparelli instead think of the accessory in a more gritty key making leather. The opera gloves are now a must-have red carpet, worn by celebrities like Lizzo, Beyoncè, Precious Lee, Bella Hadid, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and with their retro touch suggest a feeling of empowering when you wear them. 

Here is a selection of opera gloves to wear for gala evenings or any other occasion that resembles them, or even just to feel a little more like divas in this cold winter: 

 

MARINE SERRE  Second Skin Gloves

MARINE SERRE Second Skin Gloves

295€
SPORTMAX Black Malizia Long Gloves

SPORTMAX Black Malizia Long Gloves

340€
STYLAND Feather Trim Long Gloves

STYLAND Feather Trim Long Gloves

234€
JIL SANDER  Mid-Lenght Gloves

JIL SANDER Mid-Lenght Gloves

333€
MANOKHI Long Fringed Gloves

MANOKHI Long Fringed Gloves

324 €
GUCCI GG Motif gloves

GUCCI GG Motif gloves

430 €
SHUTING QIU Multicolor Floral Print Gloves

SHUTING QIU Multicolor Floral Print Gloves

115€
DRIES VAN NOTEN Pink Leather Gloves

DRIES VAN NOTEN Pink Leather Gloves

440€
RICK OWENS Opera Gloves

RICK OWENS Opera Gloves

270€
ALBERTA FERRETTI Knit Gloves

ALBERTA FERRETTI Knit Gloves

105€
RAF SIMONS Mohair Blend Patch Gloves

RAF SIMONS Mohair Blend Patch Gloves

338€