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Calista | Satin Opera Glove
Calista | Satin Opera Glove
Calista | Satin Opera Glove

Calista | Satin Opera Glove

Sale priceCHF 281.00
Colour:Black
Size:7

Upper Arm Fit Guide

For our Opera length gloves, we take a measurement for your upper arm fit to ensure the glove has a correct and flattering fit all the way up your arm. 

Please take care with this measurement and give it to us accurately. We really want your gloves to look perfect, and not be too loose or too tight. With your help we can get them just right!

How do I measure my Upper Arm?

Measure from where the thumb creasve meets the wrist.

Keeping your arm relaxed, measure up the arm until you reach 16 inches. This is where the glove ends.

Measure the circunference of your arm at this point.

The exact result in inches is your Upper Arm Fit for an Opera Glove. Please round to the nearest 0.25 inches.

To convert centimetres to inches, divide by 2.54 - e.g. 23cm = 9 inches

My measurement is below 8.5 or above 15.5 inches, what should I do?

We will still be able to work to your specification, but please contact us before ordering.

Upper Arm Fit Guide

For our Opera length gloves, we take a measurement for your upper arm fit to ensure the glove has a correct and flattering fit all the way up your arm. 

Please take care with this measurement and give it to us accurately. We really want your gloves to look perfect, and not be too loose or too tight. With your help we can get them just right!

How do I measure my Upper Arm?

Measure from where the thumb creasve meets the wrist.

Keeping your arm relaxed, measure up the arm until you reach 16 inches. This is where the glove ends.

Measure the circunference of your arm at this point.

The exact result in inches is your Upper Arm Fit for an Opera Glove. Please round to the nearest 0.25 inches.

To convert centimetres to inches, divide by 2.54 - e.g. 23cm = 9 inches

My measurement is below 8.5 or above 15.5 inches, what should I do?

We will still be able to work to your specification, but please contact us before ordering.

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Mousquetaire

We offer the traditional mousquetaire opening as an optional addition to all of our longer occasion gloves. The mousquetaire is a buttoned opening on the inside of the wrist of the glove. Its purpose is to allow the wearer to remove the hand from the glove whilst keeping the sleeve of the glove on the arm. The empty ‘hand’ of the glove is then neatly tucked up inside the sleeve. At a formal banquet or dinner, it is traditionally incorrect to wield knife and fork in a gloved hand and the mousquetaire opening offers a way around this social hurdle. It is also most helpful when a ring finger needs to be made available at a wedding.

Buttons

We offer the mousquetaire with a choice of either covered buttons (in the same fabric and colour as the gloves) or Swarovski crystal buttons.

Covered buttons

Covered buttons

Crystal buttons

Mousquetaire

We offer the traditional mousquetaire opening as an optional addition to all of our longer occasion gloves. The mousquetaire is a buttoned opening on the inside of the wrist of the glove. Its purpose is to allow the wearer to remove the hand from the glove whilst keeping the sleeve of the glove on the arm. The empty ‘hand’ of the glove is then neatly tucked up inside the sleeve. At a formal banquet or dinner, it is traditionally incorrect to wield knife and fork in a gloved hand and the mousquetaire opening offers a way around this social hurdle. It is also most helpful when a ring finger needs to be made available at a wedding.

Buttons

We offer the mousquetaire with a choice of either covered buttons (in the same fabric and colour as the gloves) or Swarovski crystal buttons.

Covered buttons

Covered buttons

Crystal buttons

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Ring Window

The ring window is a specially designed - and finely crafted - feature which allows you to put on, take off or simply show off your ring without having to remove your glove from the hand.

It’s ideal for Brides as it allows for the ring finger to be removed from the glove for the ring ceremony and then replaced, leaving the ring on display. It’s simple, straightforward and - importantly -  stress free.

Ring Window

The ring window is a specially designed - and finely crafted - feature which allows you to put on, take off or simply show off your ring without having to remove your glove from the hand.

It’s ideal for Brides as it allows for the ring finger to be removed from the glove for the ring ceremony and then replaced, leaving the ring on display. It’s simple, straightforward and - importantly -  stress free.

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Monogram - occasion gloves

Whether it’s for a special occasion or a unique gift; our monogramming service is the perfect, thoughtful addition to your gloves - add up to four letters to personalise your gloves with elegant, gold embroidery.

  • Please always type your monogram in the exact order you would like your letters
  • The font we use is GOUDY BOLD
  • The colour of the thread is gold
  • The charge for monogramming is £25
  • We are normally unable to accept returns of monogrammed gloves
  • Monogramming can be done in Latin characters only

Positioning

On short gloves (up to 8 inches), we position the monogram on the underside of the left wrist - just the left hand glove - as in the picture above. 

On gloves which are 12 inches and longer, we position the monogram on the inside of the upper arm - again, on the left glove - as in the picture below.

If you'd prefer something different, we can normally accommodate your request - just let us know.

Monogram - occasion gloves

Whether it’s for a special occasion or a unique gift; our monogramming service is the perfect, thoughtful addition to your gloves - add up to four letters to personalise your gloves with elegant, gold embroidery.

  • Please always type your monogram in the exact order you would like your letters
  • The font we use is GOUDY BOLD
  • The colour of the thread is gold
  • The charge for monogramming is £25
  • We are normally unable to accept returns of monogrammed gloves
  • Monogramming can be done in Latin characters only

Positioning

On short gloves (up to 8 inches), we position the monogram on the underside of the left wrist - just the left hand glove - as in the picture above. 

On gloves which are 12 inches and longer, we position the monogram on the inside of the upper arm - again, on the left glove - as in the picture below.

If you'd prefer something different, we can normally accommodate your request - just let us know.

Index Finger Fit

This optional measurement allows us to account for your finger length, if you suspect they are unusually long or short in relation to your hand width. Please provide the length of your Index finger in inches, starting from where it meets your middle finger. This measurement is usually between 2.25 and 3.5 inches.
Do I need to provide this?
No, this is a totally optional measurement. Please only worry about it if you suspect you have unusually long or short fingers in relation to your hand. Our standard fit is excellent for 90% of people.

Index Finger Fit

This optional measurement allows us to account for your finger length, if you suspect they are unusually long or short in relation to your hand width. Please provide the length of your Index finger in inches, starting from where it meets your middle finger. This measurement is usually between 2.25 and 3.5 inches.
Do I need to provide this?
No, this is a totally optional measurement. Please only worry about it if you suspect you have unusually long or short fingers in relation to your hand. Our standard fit is excellent for 90% of people.
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Our glovemaking

The hub of our glovemaking operation is a small, flint walled building that was built some 150 years ago to house dairy cows. All around us are pastures. A mile to the south, the green hills of the South Downs separate us from the salt seas of the English Channel.

It takes a lot to make a good pair of gloves. Great fabrics, selected with great care from mills large and small, skill and people with a passion for making things just right.

Almost everything we make is made to order. So that the person who is making your gloves knows exactly what you want in terms of glove size, style and dimensions.  They will also know your name and you will know theirs because, when they’ve finished your gloves and they’re completely happy with them, they will sign the tag to say so.

Our glovemaking

The hub of our glovemaking operation is a small, flint walled building that was built some 150 years ago to house dairy cows. All around us are pastures. A mile to the south, the green hills of the South Downs separate us from the salt seas of the English Channel.

It takes a lot to make a good pair of gloves. Great fabrics, selected with great care from mills large and small, skill and people with a passion for making things just right.

Almost everything we make is made to order. So that the person who is making your gloves knows exactly what you want in terms of glove size, style and dimensions.  They will also know your name and you will know theirs because, when they’ve finished your gloves and they’re completely happy with them, they will sign the tag to say so.

Our glovemaking

The hub of our glovemaking operation is a small, flint walled building that was built some 150 years ago to house dairy cows. All around us are pastures. A mile to the south, the green hills of the South Downs separate us from the salt seas of the English Channel.

It takes a lot to make a good pair of gloves. Great fabrics, selected with great care from mills large and small, skill and people with a passion for making things just right.

Almost everything we make is made to order. So that the person who is making your gloves knows exactly what you want in terms of glove size, style and dimensions.  They will also know your name and you will know theirs because, when they’ve finished your gloves and they’re completely happy with them, they will sign the tag to say so.

Our glovemaking

The hub of our glovemaking operation is a small, flint walled building that was built some 150 years ago to house dairy cows. All around us are pastures. A mile to the south, the green hills of the South Downs separate us from the salt seas of the English Channel.

It takes a lot to make a good pair of gloves. Great fabrics, selected with great care from mills large and small, skill and people with a passion for making things just right.

Almost everything we make is made to order. So that the person who is making your gloves knows exactly what you want in terms of glove size, style and dimensions.  They will also know your name and you will know theirs because, when they’ve finished your gloves and they’re completely happy with them, they will sign the tag to say so.

Virtual Personal Shopping

Our virtual appointments offer a hassle-free way to shop our collections, wherever you are around the world. From navigating the right glove for a specific event, to finding a perfect match for the big day, our dedicated team are on hand to help with the following:
  • Styling and product edits
  • Sizing, measuring and fit advice
  • Gift suggestions

Your Time is Precious

We’re here to work around your schedule. With our simple booking process, you select the time and day that works best for you. Virtual consultations are available Monday to Friday, 9:00-16:00 BST.

Tailored to You

Just like our gloves, each appointment is bespoke. You’ll be asked to share any specific requests or queries when booking. This helps us pre-select suitable products, ensuring you get the most out of your 30 minute consultation.

It’s complimentary, always

It’s not only the quality of our product that sets us apart, but our approach. We don’t believe in charging our customers for advice. As advocators of slow fashion, we endeavour to guide you in making the right decision. Our gloves transcend seasons, so take your time to consider your purchase. We're just happy to offer some friendly advice along the way. 

Virtual Personal Shopping

Our virtual appointments offer a hassle-free way to shop our collections, wherever you are around the world. From navigating the right glove for a specific event, to finding a perfect match for the big day, our dedicated team are on hand to help with the following:
  • Styling and product edits
  • Sizing, measuring and fit advice
  • Gift suggestions

Your Time is Precious

We’re here to work around your schedule. With our simple booking process, you select the time and day that works best for you. Virtual consultations are available Monday to Friday, 9:00-16:00 BST.

Tailored to You

Just like our gloves, each appointment is bespoke. You’ll be asked to share any specific requests or queries when booking. This helps us pre-select suitable products, ensuring you get the most out of your 30 minute consultation.

It’s complimentary, always

It’s not only the quality of our product that sets us apart, but our approach. We don’t believe in charging our customers for advice. As advocators of slow fashion, we endeavour to guide you in making the right decision. Our gloves transcend seasons, so take your time to consider your purchase. We're just happy to offer some friendly advice along the way. 

Virtual Personal Shopping

Our virtual appointments offer a hassle-free way to shop our collections, wherever you are around the world. From navigating the right glove for a specific event, to finding a perfect match for the big day, our dedicated team are on hand to help with the following:
  • Styling and product edits
  • Sizing, measuring and fit advice
  • Gift suggestions

Your Time is Precious

We’re here to work around your schedule. With our simple booking process, you select the time and day that works best for you. Virtual consultations are available Monday to Friday, 9:00-16:00 BST.

Tailored to You

Just like our gloves, each appointment is bespoke. You’ll be asked to share any specific requests or queries when booking. This helps us pre-select suitable products, ensuring you get the most out of your 30 minute consultation.

It’s complimentary, always

It’s not only the quality of our product that sets us apart, but our approach. We don’t believe in charging our customers for advice. As advocators of slow fashion, we endeavour to guide you in making the right decision. Our gloves transcend seasons, so take your time to consider your purchase. We're just happy to offer some friendly advice along the way. 

Virtual Personal Shopping

Our virtual appointments offer a hassle-free way to shop our collections, wherever you are around the world. From navigating the right glove for a specific event, to finding a perfect match for the big day, our dedicated team are on hand to help with the following:
  • Styling and product edits
  • Sizing, measuring and fit advice
  • Gift suggestions

Your Time is Precious

We’re here to work around your schedule. With our simple booking process, you select the time and day that works best for you. Virtual consultations are available Monday to Friday, 9:00-16:00 BST.

Tailored to You

Just like our gloves, each appointment is bespoke. You’ll be asked to share any specific requests or queries when booking. This helps us pre-select suitable products, ensuring you get the most out of your 30 minute consultation.

It’s complimentary, always

It’s not only the quality of our product that sets us apart, but our approach. We don’t believe in charging our customers for advice. As advocators of slow fashion, we endeavour to guide you in making the right decision. Our gloves transcend seasons, so take your time to consider your purchase. We're just happy to offer some friendly advice along the way. 

Alterations & Customisations

Alterations

If you would like to have the length of this glove adjusted made longer or shorter than normal, we can normally accommodate that. Please just contact us to confirm before ordering.

Swatches

If you would like to see cuttings of our materials & colours before ordering your gloves, we can arrange that. The amount you spend on swatches and shipping is refunded to you as store credit straightaway, which you can use against your eventual order. Go here to order your swatches.

Dyeing

Depending on the material of glove you are choosing, we can normally offer a dyeing service to achieve a very close match with the rest of your outfit. It adds a small amount to the turnaround time - normally 7 working days to be safe. The cost for this service is around £130. Just contact us if this is of interest. 

Alterations & Customisations

Alterations

If you would like to have the length of this glove adjusted made longer or shorter than normal, we can normally accommodate that. Please just contact us to confirm before ordering.

Swatches

If you would like to see cuttings of our materials & colours before ordering your gloves, we can arrange that. The amount you spend on swatches and shipping is refunded to you as store credit straightaway, which you can use against your eventual order. Go here to order your swatches.

Dyeing

Depending on the material of glove you are choosing, we can normally offer a dyeing service to achieve a very close match with the rest of your outfit. It adds a small amount to the turnaround time - normally 7 working days to be safe. The cost for this service is around £130. Just contact us if this is of interest. 

Alterations & Customisations

Alterations

If you would like to have the length of this glove adjusted made longer or shorter than normal, we can normally accommodate that. Please just contact us to confirm before ordering.

Swatches

If you would like to see cuttings of our materials & colours before ordering your gloves, we can arrange that. The amount you spend on swatches and shipping is refunded to you as store credit straightaway, which you can use against your eventual order. Go here to order your swatches.

Dyeing

Depending on the material of glove you are choosing, we can normally offer a dyeing service to achieve a very close match with the rest of your outfit. It adds a small amount to the turnaround time - normally 7 working days to be safe. The cost for this service is around £130. Just contact us if this is of interest. 

Alterations & Customisations

Alterations

If you would like to have the length of this glove adjusted made longer or shorter than normal, we can normally accommodate that. Please just contact us to confirm before ordering.

Swatches

If you would like to see cuttings of our materials & colours before ordering your gloves, we can arrange that. The amount you spend on swatches and shipping is refunded to you as store credit straightaway, which you can use against your eventual order. Go here to order your swatches.

Dyeing

Depending on the material of glove you are choosing, we can normally offer a dyeing service to achieve a very close match with the rest of your outfit. It adds a small amount to the turnaround time - normally 7 working days to be safe. The cost for this service is around £130. Just contact us if this is of interest. 

Glove Size

We make our gloves in hand sizes from 6 to 8½. To find your glove size, pass a tape measure around the widest part of your hand - usually over your knuckles, excluding the thumb. The result, in inches, is your glove size. If you are between two sizes, round down to the lower. 

Here is how you convert from centimetres to inches:
Glove size Inches Centimetres
6 6 15.2
16.5
7 7 17.8
19
8 8 20.3

21.6

 

How do I guess someone's glove size?

If you are buying gloves for someone and don't know their glove size (and don't want to ruin the surprise), their height can indicate their most likely glove size. Please note, this is statistically most likely but won't be correct 100% of the time.

Applies to women only

Height Most likely glove size
Under 5'1"
5'1" to 5'6" 7
5'7" to 5'8"
5'9" to 5'11" 8
Above 6'

Glove Size

We make our gloves in hand sizes from 6 to 8½. To find your glove size, pass a tape measure around the widest part of your hand - usually over your knuckles, excluding the thumb. The result, in inches, is your glove size. If you are between two sizes, round down to the lower. 

Here is how you convert from centimetres to inches:
Glove size Inches Centimetres
6 6 15.2
16.5
7 7 17.8
19
8 8 20.3

21.6

 

How do I guess someone's glove size?

If you are buying gloves for someone and don't know their glove size (and don't want to ruin the surprise), their height can indicate their most likely glove size. Please note, this is statistically most likely but won't be correct 100% of the time.

Applies to women only

Height Most likely glove size
Under 5'1"
5'1" to 5'6" 7
5'7" to 5'8"
5'9" to 5'11" 8
Above 6'

We offer you a personal service

Virtual personal shopping

We’ve been dressing people for occasions for 77 years, we'd love to help you. Book a complimentary virtual personal shopping appointment by clicking

We'll invite you into our showroom via video call and you can discuss your needs with one of our stylists.

Phone (uk hours)

 +44 (0) 1273 920761

Email

contact@corneliajames.com

There are certain occasions when even 16 inches of sleek satin opera glove is not quite enough and for those occasions we have made Calista, which features everything that you would expect in an opera glove plus the most splendid bow. The bow sits at the base of a side vent at the top of the arm and is designed to flatter and embellish. Is it over the top? Maybe just a little but then there are those occasions when a little bit extra just falls into place.

Dimensions
Opera Length. Calista is 16 inches long, measured from where the thumb meets the wrist, to the opening of the glove.

Calista | Satin Opera Glove

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