The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) owns the Cornelia James Imogen gloves in three different colours, navy, black and brown. She’s worn them regularly since joining the Royal Family in 2011.
About the Cornelia James Imogen Bow Gloves:
The wrist-length gloves are crafted from pure merino wool, sourced from Australia. They feature a bow detail on the side of the glove.
The company says “if you are after warmth but not bulk, Imogen is the glove for you”.
‘Imogen’ is a glove which is dear to our hearts and a glove which will take you anywhere. It’s practical enough to be an ‘everyday’ glove – robust, warm and delightfully comfortable. But the bow that we have cunningly insinuated into the cuff adds a touch that makes this glove perfect for special occasions. It will turn any event into an occasion and it will make you feel special. If you are thinking of buying your first pair of ‘proper’ gloves, then this is the glove for you.
In addition to the black, navy and brown shades worn by Kate, the Imogen bow gloves come in a number of colours, including forest green, red, elephant grey, pink, plum purple, taupe and biscuit.
Where to buy Kate’s Imogen bow gloves:
The gloves can be purchased from CorneliaJames.com. They retail for £75 (around $92 at the time of writing).
Jen from The Sustainable Edit reviewed the Cornelia James gloves. Here’s her verdict:
I really like the more ladylike style. They make you feel so elegant, but aren’t so fancy you feel uncomfortable wearing them to the shops. The gloves are wrist length with a cute little bow detail. […] They are lightweight and surprisingly warm perfect if you don’t want bulky gloves.
About Cornelia James:
The company has been making gloves since 1946. Each pair of Cornelia James gloves is designed and made in East Sussex, England.
The company, who’ve held a Royal Warrant since 1979, also make gloves for Her Majesty The Queen. She wears her gloves to every public engagement – it’s been part of her signature style for decades.
In addition to Kate, a number of royal princesses have worn gloves by Cornelia James, including Princess Diana and Princess Anne, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.
Kate Middleton and Cornelia James gloves:
In addition to the Imogen bow gloves, Kate owns the following styles:
- Beatrice – merino wool with a small front bow
- Alice – merino wool glove with bow & velvet detailing
- Clementine – merino wool glove with faux fur trim (pictured below)
- Desdemona – opera length silk gloves in ivory
- View all of Kate’s gloves on this page.
Also worn by…
Kate isn’t the only famous face to have worn Cornelia James’s bow gloves, Taylor Swift wore them in her video for “Blank Space”. See if you can spot them below: