|Yellow wool jacket collared in Persian lamb. Beneath, a black wool dress.|
Note the fabulous Persian lamb gauntlets! Marshall Field's & Company, Chicago.
Photo by Horst for Vogue, 1936.
|Delightful pink sequined gauntlet gloves with matching scarf.|
Gloves, bag, hat, and dress from Hattie Carnegie for
Frost Bros., San Antonio, Texas. From Vogue, 1943
|Caroline Reboux millinery and the most dramatic gauntlets for an|
evening on the town. Circa 1945.
Photo courtesy hprints.com
By the mid-thirties, the area over the wrist and forearm grew to an enormous funnel-shaped extension, reminiscent of the gauntlets worn by 17th Century French mousquetaires (musketeers). The flared portion of the glove, called a gauntlet, was usually made of a stiffer fabric than the hand to give it body. Gauntlets were often piped with contrasting color which accented the shape and design. Other design elements included top-stitching, buttons, and tabs. Gloves were not only made of the usual silk, lambskin, pigskin, and doeskin; but also washable chamois-suede, cotton pique, organdy, and cotton matelasse. Printed woven fabrics were also made into gloves to match a particular garment.
|Crochet gauntlets, circa 1930's.|
|Myrna Loy wearing polka dotted gauntlet cuffs that button over|
her gloves, circa 1930's.
Photo courtesy seraphicpress.com
|Unusual gauntlets with red trim, circa 1930's.|
Photo courtesy stardustyears.com
By 1939, the exaggerated gauntlet style had receded to minimal flare. The height of the popularity of the gauntlet glove was between 1934 - 39, but styles continued into the 1940's and even the early 1950's.
|Veronica Lake looking smart in a pair of white kid gloves.|
Circa 1940's. Photo courtesy weheartvintage.co
Original source & copyright: Robert Huffstutter.
Director Ivy Jordan wears a pair of color-blocked suede gauntlet gloves, a favorite with the stars of Monolithic Studios. OOAK hat and gloves are from The Couture Touch. Suit and muff are from Ashton Drake, shoes from Integrity.