Women’s dress gloves come in different lengths or “buttons,” depending upon the occasion where you wear them. Short gloves (where the glove hemline extends approximately one to two inches above the wrist) is commonly referred to as a one-button glove. The hemlines of two- and four-button gloves fall somewhere between the wrist and the elbow. Elbow gloves end just below or above the elbow and are referred to as six-, eight- or ten-button gloves, depending on the length of your arm. Opera gloves are the most formal of all gloves, extending all the way up to the upper part of the bicep. Opera-length gloves are worn with sleeveless and strapless gowns and commonly extend 16 buttons from the wrist.