Thursday, June 21, 2012

TREND ALERT: THE GAUNTLET

Think of the gauntlet as a hybrid between sleeve and glove. If you're looking for a two way dress, this concept is ideal.  The gauntlet dates back to medieval times.  Originally made out of chain mail or armor, knights used them to protect the hands.  Fast forward a few centuries and the gauntlet has gone through some changes.   Today they are fashion statements, made of fabric and are trendy as we speak partly due to the Goth revival which borrows heavily on Victoriana, a time when gauntlet lace 'mitts' were in vogue.  Defined, a gauntlet glove typically extends from the elbow (sometimes all the way to the shoulder) to the wrist, leaving hand and fingers exposed.  Often brides love this formality for the ceremony--making the ring exchange a cinch.. As you probably guessed, gauntlets can also be removed come reception time . . . .  


Some designers have a signatures look. One of Parisian designer Suzanne Ermann's  is adding gauntlets to many of her gowns.  So innovative with this one component, I'd call these a combo of costume-inspired and neo-couture . . . . 

7 comments:

MOSAMUSE said...

interesting new trend! i dont think i would wear it on my weding day... but i love the photos!
xo
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Vera Vanity said...

I love 1st look. Have a nice evenig. XOxo V.V.

KONABARBIE said...

I love the first look. Love your blog. You always have the best ideas and pictures! Wonder if these would go with a strapless dress?

Satin Bow Bridal said...

Both dress looks so beautiful and i like this design and material. This is one of the best idea for wedding dress. I impressed by that.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Just amazing!! Have a great weekend :) x

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