One thing that has always fascinated meis 3/4 leather gloves. Although originally invented to protect the hands from uncomfortable tasks; keep the fingers clean at meal time; and also protect hands from the cold. They did have their fashion heyday as an essential part of Dior's 'New Look'; and they also saw their time in the limelight, glamorised in Hollywood films by style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
From the 70's onwards they do seem to have lost their appeal, but I have noticed that these “glovelettes” have recently undergone a spectacular come-back over the last couple of seasons in collections from Chanel, Vuitton, Jamie Wei Huang and Fydor Golan to name a few.
Here, I am wearing a beige pair from my collection of vintage 1950's gloves which I love. I can’t help showing them off anywhere and anytime I can; and over a regal purple Rodier polo neck they really do pop.
My Kenzo 1970-80's thin strapped dress could be considered more of a summer item, but there are ways of wearing it that make it into a more wintery look. I often pair it with flat lace up shoes and dark opaque tights to give it a different take.