Siakot, Pakistan (PressExposure) May 25, 2009 -- Ladies opera gloves are a type of formal glove that reaches beyond the elbow with excellent fitting. These type of gloves are also called full length (over the elbow, usually reaching to the biceps but sometimes to the full length of the arm)
The most expensive full-length gloves are custom made of kid leather, also known as Kidskin. Many other type of leather, most usually soft varieties of cowhides is used in making opera-gloves: Patent leather and Suede are especially popular as alternatives to kidskin, and are often more affordable then kidskin. Satin and stretch satin material is extremely popular, and there are mass produce varieties as well. Normally stretchable leather is used for this type of gloves.
Long leather gloves are one of the most popular and stylish types of gloves. They not only keep the wearer's arms warm and save them from harmful rays of the sun, they also give a touch of elegance and style to the overall personality of the wearer.
Opera gloves can reach the shoulders or biceps of the wearer and can be a great complement for a strapless or sleeveless dress. Available in black, brown, white and many other colors of pure leather, they become a unique fashion statement for people who wear them in a special event such as an overnight party, a prom night or a formal ball. Because it is not very easy to slip them on, they usually have zippers or buttons on their side so that the hand can be inserted into the glove and can be zipped up or buttoned to get a firmer grip of the wearer's arm. As far as the hand part is concerned, it may have separate compartments for each finger or may have a single bigger compartment in which all the fingers have to be inserted. It may even have a large opening, allowing the fingers of the wearer to move freely without covering them.
They are strong enough to withhold every type of conditions and provide ample protection from the unfavorable environmental and weather conditions. Apart from that, the wearers also get greater flexibility and sensitivity to accomplish their tasks, without the need to remove the gloves every time they need to do something.
The manners of wearing this opera length gloves: Your opera length gloves must be there while shaking hands in a formal party line and while dancing.
Opera Gloves should be wore while drinking so you should be take care that the liquid should not spill on the gloves, when the opera gloves are specially designed with the kidskin and the delicate leather then one should not keep the gloves aside and try to remove the gloves partially when possible.
Whenever one sit for the dinner while wearing the gloves, then one should keep aside the opera gloves and after dinner one should wear the opera gloves again.
One should not wear the opera length gloves partially while going for a formal get together as it fades away all the beauty of the gloves. One can remove these gloves while drinking.
While removing the opera gloves, one must not keep them aside and call the undue and the seductive attention during the process.
You can also remove the opera gloves with the current trend: for that you have to unbutton the mousquetaire and the wrist opening. After that you pull the hand from the opening wrist. With the help of the empty glove your hand may be moved up at the nearest level of the wrist. You can either fit the gloves behind wrist or bracelet, if you are wearing one. You should also follow some rules while wearing the opera length gloves: If you wear shorter sleeves then you must wear long opera gloves. Six-button gloves are very necessary to wear with the wedding dresses. Remove the opera gloves while lunch and drink.