Catherine: "Do I! Oh perfectly."
Mrs. Allen: "It was very agreeable, was not it? Mr Tilney drank tea with us, and I always thought him a great addition, he is so very agreeable. I have a notion you danced with him but am not quite sure." - Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
Silk gloves add an elegant touch to a ball gown, as Mrs. Allen described, or a luxurious note to a formal outfit. Silk is also an excellent insulator. Worn next to the body, the cloth holds in body heat. It is even used to insulate space vehicles! Better yet, silk threads are hypoallergenic and can be worn next to even the most sensitive skin. When knitted, silk provides the malleability most desired for gloves and active wear. Soft, luxurious, and durable, silk is the ideal gift for someone special. If you're looking for a unique gift that costs less than $25, look no more:
- Winter silk glove liners
- Colorful recycled silk gloves for the "green" minded
- Fancy silk gloves: From hand crocheted to opera length
Costume Parisiene, 1804
Posted by Vic, Jane Austen's World