When a woman dressed to go out in the 1950's she wore gloves, a hat, jewelry, a purse and shoes that matched, and carried a handkerchief.
Gloves were worn everywhere in the 1950s and completed a woman's grooming. Without gloves she was not properly dressed. Clean gloves were also the hallmark of a lady and white or cream were the most favored gloves.
Gloves worn in so many colors were usually made of cotton as this was more affordable than leather gloves or the newer nylon and they could be washed very easily. Even so many women owned a special pair of leather gloves.
The formality of wearing gloves even continued into the sixties with interesting cut out peephole variations in the popular stretch nylon and designed almost like a golfing glove. By the 1970s gloves were more used functionally for keeping the hands warm than for any other reason.
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