Gloves and the Wedding RingIf the bride chooses to wear short, loose gloves, she merely pulls one glove off at the altar so that her ring can be placed on her hand. But if she wears elbow-length or longer gloves, the underseam of the glove's wedding finder may be ripped open, and she need only pull off the tip to have the ring slipped on. (This can be cumbersome, however, so you may prefer wearing no gloves at all.) If the bride's gown is enhanced by long gloves, an alternative to cutting the seam of the ring finger is fingerless gloves.
I'm pretty sure that if your gown is enhanced by long gloves, wearing fingerless gloves is a big step in the wrong direction. Have we not edited this in the past, oh, 15, 20 years? By the fourth edition you really would think we'd be past fingerless gloves. I'll have to go back to the library to see if the fifth edition has reconsidered this nugget of sartorial wisdom.
(picture from weddingsinwhite.com)