14 reasons fingerless gloves are the ultimate winter must-have.

Winter must have

Winter is a tough season to dress for. The bitter cold hits you immediately as you walk out your front door and your fingers and toes start turning into icicles.

Now, when it comes to age-old remedies, cold-weather accessories like hats, socks, and—yes—gloves are top of the list for a reason.

But if you’re like most of the world, you likely also grapple with how to text, email, and—of course—scroll through Instagram while still keeping your hands warm and fingers, well, working.

The solution? Fingerless gloves. 

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With a pair of cozy fingerless gloves, your hands and most of each finger can remain toasty warm in shearling, cashmere, wool, and the like, while your finger pads remain free to swipe away on that touchscreen of yours to your heart’s content.

No more accidental typos, unresponsive phones, or the dreaded phone slipping through your fingers and landing in a shattered heap on the concrete at your feet. 

Variety of choices

In a range of styles, materials, and even lengths, shop our favorite fashionable fingerless gloves to keep you warm—and on your phones—throughout the coldest days of the winter.


White + Warren Cashmere Fingerless Glove

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For the most classic of the bunch, shop a pair of cashmere fingerless gloves in a neutral tone of gray, camel, or black that matches your lightweight down jackets.

These are no fuss, no muss, ultra-comfortable, soft, and (of course) warm. 

The Elder Statesman Tie-Dyed Cashmere Fingerless Gloves

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These are so cute! Add a whimsical flair to your cashmere fingerless gloves with a tie-dye print that makes you feel like a kid again, no matter how old you are.

Ella Sussman Alpaca Traditional Hand Knit Fingerless Glove Flip Cover

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Go for a rustic feel with a pair of Fair Isle inspired fingerless gloves for your chunky cable knit sweaters.

These are not only colorful and chunky warm, but they also have mitten tops that you can flip over your fingertips when you really get cold.

Lele Sadoughi Jet Pearl Snowflake Fingerless Knit Gloves

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Day or night, add a bit of embellished flair to your fingerless gloves with the help of Lele Sadoughi, who designed a pair that boasts pearl snowflakes sprinkled throughout the tops of each hand.

Ugg Sheepskin Fingerless Gloves

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Leave it to Ugg to craft the most perfect shearling gloves.

While a traditional style might feel quite bulky, this fingerless style allows you to move all those nimble digits with ease while still staying toasty warm.

Alanui Striped Alpaca-Blend Fingerless Gloves

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Add a pop of color to your wintertime wardrobe (like white sweaters!) with a pair of rainbow striped fingerless gloves made of a cozy alpaca wool.

Keeping you warm while your fingers remain free to type and work! 

RELATED: The Best 14 White Sweaters to Add to Your Wardrobe

Carolina Amato Fingerless Knit & Leather Gloves

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Don’t compromise your chic black outfit!

Add some edge to your fingerless gloves this season with a bit of leather trim that contrasts a soft ribbed knit, like this all-black style from Carolina Amato.

Scottish Wear Cashmere Fingerless Mitts

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For a simple, no-fuss style, slip your fingers into these cashmere gloves all winter long.

They’re slightly thinner for transitional days, and allow all of your fingers to touch, as opposed to styles that separate each finger from another. Wear them with your favorite suede jacket!

RELATED: Suede Jackets Make You Feel Instantly Luxe

Babaton Frissell Cashmere Arm Warmers

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For a little extra coverage, shop these gloves that, while fingerless, climb up to your elbow for a little bit of extra arm warmth than many of the other, shorter options.

Don’t forget to check out our 50 nails designs for this season to complete your look!

J.Crew Ribbed-Knit Glittens

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When you want to be able to use your fingers throughout the day without freezing, plus the ability to cozy up in a mitten when the cold just becomes too much, this classic convertible style is the way to go.

Crafted of an affordable and warm wool blend. 

Adrienne Landau Knit Fingerless Gloves

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Get some furry flair but all-out shearling with these knit fingerless gloves that boast a faux fur top. They’ll keep you warm and feeling extra festive.

It will add nice textures to your corduroy jackets.

Max Mara Manny Fingerless Teddy Gloves

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Feel like a true teddy bear when wearing these plush-topped ribbed knit fingerless gloves.

With ribbing on your palm, you’ll still be quite dexterous, and the teddy bear shearling topper will keep you completely cozy warm. 

Barrie Long Cashmere Fingerless Gloves

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Go big or go home with these opera-length cashmere fingerless gloves.

Hide them underneath your layers for a little extra coverage or make quite a statement during transitional days with a sleeve that shows off the gloves’ length.

Apparis Ariel Gloves

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For a true furry paw feeling, go totally (faux) fur with these black fingerless gloves from Apparis. You’ve never felt cozier. 

Pro Tip


While many companies boast “tech compatible” gloves that allow you to swipe through your phone while your fingers are hidden behind a layer of knitwear, there’s nothing that works quite as well as a pair of fingerless gloves.

In cashmere, shearling, wool, and more, shop the best of the best when it comes to fashionable practicality this winter by way of a pair—or three!—of cozy fingerless gloves.

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