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Can Crepe fabric be used for formal gloves?

Hi everyone,

I'm currently in the process of selecting fabric for a pair of formal gloves I'll be wearing to my cousin's wedding, and I'm wondering if crepe fabric would be a good option. I love the texture and appearance of crepe, but I'm not sure if it's suitable for formal wear.

I'll be wearing a long gown and a fascinator, so I want my gloves to match the elegant, sophisticated look I'm going for. I've considered silk and satin, but I'm not a big fan of how slippery they can be.

If anyone has experience wearing crepe gloves to a formal event, I would love to hear your thoughts. Are they appropriate for a wedding? Will they hold up well throughout the day? And most importantly, will they look stylish with my outfit?

Thank you in advance for any advice or suggestions!

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Hi there,

I have never personally worn crepe gloves, but I did some research on the topic and found that crepe is actually a popular choice for formal gloves. The textured surface of crepe can add an interesting element to your formal attire, and the fabric is durable enough to withstand a day of wear.

One thing to consider is the thickness of the crepe fabric you choose, as this can affect the appearance and durability of the gloves. Thinner crepe fabrics might look more elegant, but they may be more prone to wrinkling or tearing. Thicker crepe fabrics might be sturdier, but they could also feel bulky on your hands.

Regardless of the thickness you choose, it’s important to make sure you get the fit right for your gloves. Gloves that are too loose or too tight can look awkward and uncomfortable. Consider getting your gloves professionally sized or measuring your hands at home to ensure a good fit.

Overall, I think crepe gloves are a great and unique option for formal wear. Just be sure to take care of them properly to ensure they last through the event.



I have never personally worn crepe gloves to a formal event, but I do have experience with the fabric as a dressmaker. As others have mentioned, crepe can be an excellent option for gloves, especially if you're looking for something with a bit of texture.

In terms of formality, I think crepe is versatile enough to work for a variety of events, including weddings. You can find crepe gloves with simple or elaborate designs, depending on your preference.

However, it is worth noting that crepe can be a bit more delicate than other fabrics. If you're considering crepe gloves, make sure to take care when putting them on and taking them off, and be mindful of potential snags or pulls. If you can, try to avoid activities that might put too much stress on the gloves, such as vigorous dancing or handling heavy objects.

Overall, I think crepe gloves can be a lovely option for a formal event. As with any piece of clothing or accessory, it all comes down to personal taste and whether or not you feel comfortable and confident wearing them.


Hey there!

I have worn crepe gloves to a formal event with a similar outfit - a long gown and fascinator - and I think they looked great. The texture of crepe added a nice visual interest to the overall look, and the gloves stayed securely on my hands without slipping around, which can be an issue with silk or satin gloves.

One thing to be mindful of is that crepe fabric is not as forgiving as some other materials when it comes to wrinkles and snags, so you'll need to be careful while wearing them. However, that being said, I didn't encounter any issues while wearing mine for a full day at a wedding, and they didn't show any noticeable wear or tear.

If you're worried about whether or not crepe gloves would be appropriate, you could think about the formality of the event you're attending to, and if you're still unsure, you could try looking for examples online of crepe gloves being worn with formal attire to see if it's a look that resonates with you.

All in all, I think crepe fabric is a great choice for gloves, and it's definitely worth considering as an option for your upcoming event.


Hi all,

I've worn crepe gloves to a few formal occasions and have found them to be an absolutely fabulous choice. As others have mentioned, crepe has a fantastic texture that adds depth and interest to your outfit. Plus, it’s a breathable fabric which means your hands won’t get too hot and clammy during the event.

One tip I have for those considering crepe gloves is to think about the color carefully. Since crepe is a textured fabric, it might not look as sleek or formal as silk or satin gloves in certain colors. For instance, a bright yellow pair might look more playful than formal. Neutral-colored or dark crepe gloves can often give the sophisticated look you are after. Black, navy blue or grey crepe gloves are a classic choice that can go perfectly with a formal outfit.

Finally, if you’re concerned about how your crepe gloves will hold up, know that crepe is a sturdy fabric that should last for a good amount of time with proper care. Just make sure to store the gloves properly and avoid putting them under heavy objects!

Overall, I highly recommend considering crepe gloves for a formal event - they're interesting, stylish, and comfortable.


Hi! I have some experience wearing crepe gloves to a formal event and I think they can definitely work for a wedding. Crepe is a great fabric option for gloves because it has some grip and doesn't slip around on your hands like silk might. I also love the texture and elegant look of crepe.

One thing to keep in mind with crepe gloves is that they might not hold up as well as a silk or satin pair. Crepe can be more delicate and prone to wrinkling or snagging, so just make sure you're gentle with them throughout the day.

Overall, I think crepe gloves can definitely be a stylish and unique option for formal wear. If you're worried about them looking too casual, you could consider getting a pair with some added embellishments like lace or beading to elevate the look even more.

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