Let’s face it. Given a choice, women’s casual gloves would do far more than protect chilly fingers from the cold. They would have a dash of suede trim, a vintage buckle, a flourish of embroidery, or some other fanciful touch to distinguish them from basic women’s leather gloves or knit gloves. Throughout history, women’s casual gloves have been cut-and-sewn, thread-woven, knotted and knit from materials that range from deer and goatskin, luxury fibers like linen, silk and cashmere, and of course cottons and wools. Because of their supple flexibility, women’s leather gloves are preferred for driving. And of course women’s wool gloves keep you toasty warm in cold weather. Glove brands like Cire, Auclair and Grandoe offer selections of women’s cashmere gloves in addition to their more basic casual gloves to add a little luxury to a woman’s winter accessories.