We're going to talk about one of my absolute favourite fashion accessories: opera gloves! These are long, elegant gloves that extend all the way up to the wearer's elbows, and they're just so damn glam. First of all, can we just talk about how fab the name "opera gloves" is? Let’s be honest, it just sounds so fancy and sophisticated, like something you'd wear to a grand opera performance. And that's exactly what they were originally designed for, back in the 19th century. Women would wear them to opera and theatre performances as a way of keeping their arms warm while still looking incredibly chic. Slay queens. But these days, opera gloves aren't just for the opera. They can be worn for all sorts of occasions! Maybe you're attending a fancy cocktail party and you want to add a touch of elegance to your outfit. Or maybe you're just feeling extra fancy and want to wear them while doing a tescos shop- no judgement here! One of the things we love about opera gloves is how they can make even the simplest outfit look high key glamorous. Pair them with a little black dress and some killer heels, and you’re on your way to winning best dresses at the party. It wasn’t a competition, but you just made it one. When buying opera gloves on the Whering Marketplace, you can be sure they were created with people and the planet in mind as we’ve only partnered with sustainable brands using ethically sourced materials and environmentally friendly production methods. This way, they don’t over produce opera gloves that end up being wasted, pay their workers a fair living wage and ensure that they work in safe labour conditions. Hundreds of brands are proving how easy it is to create ethical opera gloves when you put in time and effort into changing your business model - we’re waiting for more brands to follow suit. When buying any kind of opera gloves, even those from a sustainable brand, it’s super important to think about whether or not you actually like them. Do they reflect your style? Will you love this item for years to come? If the answer is no, it could be time to reconsider whether opera gloves are the right thing to add to your wardrobe. Use Whering to discover ethical underwear brands so you can make purchases with confidence.