Opera gloves are a dramatic carpet trend

On the eve of the Oscars, we decided to highlight one of the most dramatic carpet trends – retro-style opera gloves that can add a touch of Hollywood’s golden age to any evening dress. The trend was set by Beyoncé in Kujta & Meri evening gown at P. Diddy’s 50th birthday party and Rihanna at The Fashion Awards 2019 in London, for her singer and designer chose a mint Fenty dress and matching high gloves.

Considering the fact that this dramatic and sophisticated accessory was at its peak in the 1950s, it is surprising that today, in the era of streetwear, it came in handy and became a kind of inoculation of elegance. At the SAG Awards, Zoe Kravitz reprized the look of Jackie O in the peach dress that the first lady wore on her trip to India in 1962. Of course, the ensemble would not be complete without snow-white gloves. For example, actress Margot Robbie decided that white was too boring and matched the feather-trimmed Dries Van Noten dress with fuchsia gloves (a bold choice thanks to her personal stylist Kate Young). Before you are the most successful outlets of the stars, which prove that there is a place for such a trend in the wardrobe of a modern woman.

Jay-Z and Beyonce at Kujta & Meri

Zoe Kravitz at the Oscar de la Renta

Blake Lively at Dolce & Gabbana

Emma Roberts in The Attico

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Erin O’Connor as Giles Deacon

Rita Ora in Miu Miu

Halima Aden in Michael Kors

Bella Hadid at Dior

The bold evening trend has not been spared by Kim Jones. At the Dior Men show, which took place in Paris in January, models took to the catwalk wearing gloves worn over sweaters, coats and jackets. So we advise you to follow suit and start wearing opera gloves every day.

Dior Men Fall Winter 2020

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