Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Women’s New Year Glove Etiquette

There is no hand clasp like the bare one. In one's own home, the extended hand should be gloveless.

Edwardian Etiquette for Gloves 
and the New Year

It is in the height of etiquette to go without gloves at the New Year reception, for there is no hand clasp like the bare one. In one's own home, the extended hand should be gloveless. Still, there are hostesses who wear long gloves New Year's day, and for them there are the gloves with handsomely trimmed tops. 

There is this about the long glove— that it comes well up toward the shoulder and sort of dresses up the arm and is becoming. Another has a top trimmed with applique put on to make a still upper part. A third has a lace top with the kid cut out underneath the lace, while there is another style that has the embroidered top, the roses coming out in full relief of color against the kid background. It is difficult to purchase such gloves ready made, but they can be ordered to match one's costume. – San Francisco Call, December, 1901

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