General Glove Ettiquette:
Taken from Godey's Lady's Book
White gloves should be worn only for ceremonies and the greatest of occasions. Outside of these occasions white gloves should never be worn. Additionally only white kid gloves are acceptable, white gloves of any other material are considered vulgar.
Black gloves are acceptable when in mourning. Should a darker color be desired dark grey, blue or brown are acceptable.
Gloves should always be one shade lighter than the dress. Wearing dark gloves with a light colored dress is considered most offensive. Godey's recommends the Swedish kid gloves in tan for all everyday wear.
Short gloves of one to four buttons in length are acceptable depending on the length of your sleeve with the 3 button being the most popular. Examples include:
Velvet Gloves by New Looks
Vintage French Victorian Gloves on Etsy
Vintage Peplin Gloves on Etsy
Gloves from 4 to 12 buttons were typically worn in the evening as sleeve length is shortened. Examples include:
Kidskin Opera Gloves on Etsy
Scroll work Gloves from NewLooks