I’m Craving: Long, Fingerless Gloves

I know I just finished hating hard on the whole “homeless” look, but I think that the idea of fingerless opera gloves, or whatever you want to call them, are SO appealing! I’d wear them under 1/2 and 3/4 sleeve jackets, or kimono-sleeve… anything!

I think that I would stray from the chunky-knit ones, though… I want to keep them as “evening glove” looking as possible. Once they get chunky, they get less versatile (and a touch more bum-like, too), so a cozy, thin wool would be PERFECT! Or, if it’s mild outside, even jersey would be fine – I just love the way they look.

I think they’re only an emerging trend, as they’re REALLY difficult to find online! I think I only found a few pairs that matched up with my criteria. There were a whole lot of long-ish gloves that were cute – but didn’t reach the elbow, like I want.

Here’s what I found:

Zero & Maria Cornejo Fingerless Gloves

Of COURSE, the ones I pick as my favorite are the ones that are almost $70. That’s just my luck. But can you blame me? I LOVE the orange color – actually, all the colors they have to choose from are great! I would slide these orange puppies underneath the cropped sleeves of a moss-green swing jacket – oh yes. Or the purple ones beneath a light blue trench… Oooh! I want, I want, I want!

Long Fingerless Gloves from Sock Dreams

Sock Dreams… They’re such an amazing company, so of course they’d have the most affordable gloves ever, that are thin knit and perfect. The color options are a bit limited, but hey – they’re $13, for Heidi Fleiss’ sake. They come in the Mallard Green (above), Fire Engine Red and Holiday Red (a difference? I can’t see one). But, they also have the very similar Black Fingerless Gloves and these, which are totally not long, fingerless gloves, but I NEED THEM, STILL:

Fingerless Rhinestone Fishnet Glove of GREATNESS!

Now, back on topic…

Nordstrom Long Fingerless Gloves (CASHMERE!!)
$48 $23.90

On top of the fact that they’re CASHMERE!!, these are thin-knit, have a little bit MORE of a finger left than some other gloves, which is nice for warmy-ness, and are the perfect length. What’s not to love? I mean, they’re on sale!

So, what do you think of this idea – am I crazy? Have I totally lost it? Or are you just as smitten as I am? (PUN!)