From practical to fashionable, gloves have been part of human history for centuries. Some of the earliest references to gloves are found in "The Odyssey" by Homer when he describes Laertes wearing gloves to avoid brambles in the garden. Ancient Roman author Pliny the Younger also writes about his uncle's shorthand writer wearing gloves in the winter. During the 13th century, women started wearing gloves as fashion accessories. Today, people use gloves for everything from fashion to sports, and especially for keeping fingers warm during those winter months.
Gloves or Mittens
When you're shopping for gloves for your little girl, you also have the option of getting mittens, and you might wonder which one is better. Since gloves have individual openings for each finger, they're good for children who want to do things like zip their own coats or open doors on their own. However, because mittens cover the entire hand without separate openings for fingers, they keep fingers warmer than gloves do. Whether you choose gloves or mittens, you'll find an excellent selection of both from popular brands like Baby Gap and Janie and Jack when you shop at thredUP.
As you look for the perfect pair of gloves, consider other useful features that are available. Some gloves come with an attached strap to help prevent them from getting lost. Other gloves come with matching girls' hats or girls' scarves so it's easy to create a stylish set. You can even find fingerless gloves for when she needs nimble fingers and thumbs. Some fingerless gloves also include mitten flaps that fold over to keep her fingers warm.
A Variety of Colors
With so many designs available in gloves, it's easy to find exactly what your girl wants. She can choose gloves that match her winter jacket, ones in her favorite color, or ones with unique patterns and fun extras. There are gloves in solid colors that will look nice with any outfit, and gloves in fun prints for those budding fashion designers.
Other Ways to Stay Warm
While gloves are an important part of staying warm during winter, there are other helpful items that can keep your little girl comfortable. Insulated winter jackets prevent those cold winter breezes from causing a chill. If your girl doesn't like wearing hats, you can buy a jacket with an attached hood so her head still stays warm. Girls' sweaters are also great for days when it's too warm for a winter jacket but not so warm that she can go outside with no coat at all.
When the temperatures start to dip, your daughter can stay warm and comfortable with a pair of like-new girls' gloves available at thredUP.