Opera gloves seem to be making a fashion comeback. The accessory was a sign of wealth prior to World War 1 and their history goes back to the 18th century. The sexy gloves are defined as those which reach just above or just shy of the elbow.
During the New York Fashion Week for Fall 2009 many fashion design houses have embraced this polished trend including Jean Paul Gautier, Anna Sui, Charlotte Ronson, Oscar de la Renta and Phi. Designers from couture classics to cutting edge have included opera, or evening gloves in their collections.
The images here showing the opera glove trend in all their stylish elegance are:
1. & 6. Charlotte Ronson
2. L’Wren Scott
3. Jean Paul Gautier
4. Anna Sui
7. G Star
10. Oscar de la Renta