10 best women's leather gloves


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Leather gloves do the job of woolly ones but just look so much chicer. They’re an investment that will last you for cold-snaps for years to come. Here we’ve found classic, long and fingerless versions for all budgets this winter.

{1} River Island Fingerless Driving Gloves: £22, riverisland.com



If you want a pair that will stop your hands getting chilly when you’re at the wheel on colder days, try these grey and black driving gloves. They will punk up an outfit and they’re fingerless, so you’ll never struggle with your touchscreen.

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{2} Coast Black Elbow-Length Lottie Gloves: £50, coast-stores.com



If you feel like channelling the Downton Abbey ladies and going for a longer style, here’s an elegant black pair with chic button detailing from a label that has a deserved reputation for affordable luxury.

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{3} M&S black Touchscreen Gloves: £25, marksandspencer.com


Great for tech fans who want to use their tablets while keeping their hands snug, these are lined with Thinsulate for extra warmth and are cinched in at the wrist for an elegant look.

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{4} RJR. John Rocha gloves: £28, debenhams.com


From the consistently good Designers at Debenhams stable, this pair from John Rocha’s diffusion line are cosier than most thanks to the shearling cuff. The lace-up detailing keeps them looking smart, too.

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{5} Topshop Biker  Zip Gloves: £25, topshop.com



The zip on these black gloves adds a bit of an edge to this stylish pair. The cuff flares out at the wrist with stitched panels, making them a more comfy fit than some snugger styles. The stitching takes the biker-ness up a notch.

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{6} M&S Collection gloves: £18, marksandspencer.com



Supple, buttery leather and a gorgeous blue colour are a great pairing, with easy joint movement and a soft lining for added insulation and comfort. They come in 13 colours so you’re bound to find one – if not more – that you like.

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{7} Ted Baker Bow  Detail gloves: £75, selfridges.com


Ted Baker has a reputation for creating luxe bold, bright accessories with interesting details. We love the delicate metal bow on this tangerine pair. They’re lined with a cashmere blend and they also come in taupe if you don’t do orange.

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{8} Next Red Gloves: £18, next.co.uk


Cinched in at the wrist to keep the cold out and with stitched detail on the back, these good value gloves in a festive berry red with a soft lining will make a nice Christmas pressie.

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{9} Topshop Colour-Block Leather Gloves: £25, topshop.com


This smart but fashion-forward pair have a lovely zip detail on the side, along with colour block panels in rich burgundy and high quality stitching – a nice change from plain classic black designs.

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{10} Kaleidoscope Animal Leather Gloves: £25, kaleidoscope.co.uk


If you want a touch of animal print, start with a pair of gloves that will add a bit of interest to your outfit. The leather is a great quality and your hand movement isn’t restricted. The animal print is laminate with a cute buckle on the back.

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Verdict: You can’t beat good old M&S for quality and value. For something fashion-forward but still a bit different, we like Topshop’s colour-block pair.


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