For those planning to slip on a pair of gloves this Easter Sunday, this post is dedicated to you.
The Etiquette of Wearing Gloves
- Gloves are not worn when eating food, drinking beverages or shaking hands.
- Remember to remove your gloves when you enter someone’s home, during a church service and when receiving Holy Communion at church.
- To remove your gloves, use one hand to loosen the leather at the palm of the other hand, running it smoothly over the palm of your glove. Then, gently pull each gloved finger, removing the glove one finger at a time. Avoid rolling the entire glove off like your hand like an itchy sweater and pulling the glove inside out in the process.
- Neatly put your gloves in a side pocket of your purse or a place where your beautiful white leather gloves won’t get stained with buffalo wing juice or cranberry sauce.
- Don’t wear rings and bracelets over your short, white Easter gloves (unless you are intentionally attempting to make a bold fashion statement, and then in that case, good luck with that). Take a look at your own fashion style, for some it may be somewhat eye catching while on others it can seem ridiculous.
- Avoid swatting, swinging or fanning yourself with your dainty Easter gloves.
- Before you jump on the dance floor to do the bunny hop with your favorite dance partner, take off your gloves so you don’t look like you are guiding a plane in for a landing.
- Easter gloves must not be furry, wooly or plaid – unless it’s freezing and then they are called winter gloves.
- While these glove rules apply to most of us, the exception to the rule is the Queen of England who keeps her gloves on while she shakes hands and does whatever else she deems appropriate while wearing her gloves.
Just remember, your Easter gloves are an accessory item. If you decide to wear gloves this Easter, I’d love to see a picture. I might even post it – sans the buffalo wing juice on the leather white glove finger tips.