How to Wear an Anklet?
How to Wear an Anklet?
Are you curious about wearing an anklet but not sure where to start? It’s time to get on board because ankle bracelets have been around for centuries and are coming back in the fashion world.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about these beautiful jewelry pieces, including why you should wear them, which ankle to wear them on, and where to find stunning options no matter what your ankle size.
So, come with us as we explore the wonderful world of wearing ankle bracelets by addressing some frequently asked questions.
What is an anklet?
First, an anklet, also known as an ankle bracelet, is a piece of jewelry worn around - you guessed it - the ankle. It is usually made of precious metals such as gold or silver but can also be made of other materials such as beads, shells, or leather. Anklets have been worn for centuries in various cultures worldwide and come in many different styles and designs. Anklets are sometimes referred to as ankle bracelets.
Anklets have a long history - anklets were actually discovered in Sumerian tombs, making them 4,500+ years old. Anklets also have a symbolic meaning in history. In India, women wore charm anklets so men could hear the clanking when they were coming. While ancient Egyptians wore anklets to declare their social status. In ancient Egypt, wearing an ankle bracelet meant you were married. It was a similar idea to a modern-day wedding ring.
Why wear an anklet?
Ankle bracelets are worn for a variety of reasons. Some people wear them as fashion accessories to complete their look, while others wear them as a symbol of their culture or religious beliefs.
In some cultures, anklets are worn to signify a woman's marital status or to ward off evil spirits. They can also be worn to draw attention to a woman's ankles or to accentuate a particular outfit.
How do I know which ankle to wear an anklet on?
Traditionally, anklets are worn on the right ankle in many cultures. However, in Western culture, ultimately, the choice of which ankle to wear an anklet on is up to personal preference. Wear them on your right ankle or left ankle or both - whatever the wearer feels most comfortable!
Can I wear an anklet on both ankles?
While traditionally, ankle bracelets are worn on one ankle. It is becoming increasingly popular to wear them on both ankles. This personal style choice can result in a balanced look and allow your personality to shine through - much like we layer necklaces and wear bracelets on either or both wrists.
Are there any ankle bracelet rules I should know about?
There are no hard and fast rules for wearing an ankle bracelet. However, some people prefer to follow specific guidelines to ensure their anklet looks its best.
Some people prefer to wear an anklet that matches their outfit, while others prefer one that makes a complementary statement. Additionally, some people prefer to wear understated and subtle anklets, while others prefer to wear bold and eye-catching ones.
Regarding etiquette rules, anklets are usually more appropriate for less formal occasions. At more formal events, stick with gold anklets. Avoid fashion anklets, such as those made out of string, nylon, or leather anklets.
Where can I find ankle bracelets for large ankles?
If you have larger ankles, finding an anklet that fits comfortably can be challenging. However, some more inclusive jewelry brands specialize in making anklets that are customized for a perfect fit. When shopping for an anklet, look for one that is either made specifically for you or adjustable. At Alexis Jae, if you don’t see your size - just reach out, and we’ll be able to customize it!
What are common anklet styles?
There are tons of types of anklets. Below are some of the most common styles we see.
- Chain anklets - anklets with no ornaments except the chain. These are most commonly curb chains or paperclip chain anklets.
- Charm anklets - Add a little fun to your ankle with some dangling charms.
- Initial anklets - Initial jewelry is trending now, and anklets are no exception. Many customers will purchase an initial anklet with their initials or loved ones.
- Symbolic anklets - If you have a favorite symbol, add it to your anklet. Some common anklet symbols are evil eyes and butterflies.
How to make an anklet smaller?
If you have a too big anklet, there are several ways to make it smaller.
- One way is to remove some links or beads from the anklet.
- Another way is to attach a small chain to the anklet to create an adjustable length so it can wrap around twice.
- Finally, you can tie a knot in the anklet to create a tighter fit.
Where should an anklet sit?
When it comes to wearing an anklet, there are a few guidelines to ensure it sits in the right place.
Do anklets go above or below the ankle?
Anklets should sit just above the ankle bone, not too high or too low.
Do you wear anklets over socks?
Anklets should be worn directly on bare skin, not over socks or tights.
How to put on an anklet?
Putting on an anklet is simple. First, place the anklet around the ankle and fasten it securely. Make sure that the anklet is not too tight or too loose. Finally, adjust the anklet to sit comfortably just above the ankle bone.
How should an anklet fit?
An ankle bracelet should fit comfortably around the ankle, not too tight or too loose. It should sit just above the ankle bone and not slide up or down the leg.
If the anklet is too tight, it can cause discomfort or skin irritation. If it is too loose, it can slide down the leg and become lost.
What is the difference between an anklet and a bracelet?
In addition to the most straightforward differentiation, the location they are worn on the body, it's worth noting that anklets are typically larger than bracelets since the ankle is generally more significant than the wrist. This is an essential factor when selecting a new piece for your jewelry collection.
Although bracelets and anklets may be composed of similar materials, they can still contribute to your overall style in comparable ways.
Can bracelets be worn as anklets?
Bracelets are designed to be worn on the wrist and may not fit comfortably around the ankle. However, some bracelets can be worn as anklets if long enough and can be adjusted to fit the ankle properly.
Can you wear an anklet as a bracelet?
An anklet can be worn as a bracelet if it is small enough to fit comfortably around the wrist. However, it is essential to note that anklets and bracelets are designed to be worn on different parts of the body. Wearing an anklet as a bracelet may not look as aesthetically pleasing as wearing the jewelry as intended.
How can thick ankle bracelets be styled?
Thick ankle bracelets are popular for those who want to make a statement with their jewelry. They are often made of chunky chains or multiple strands of beads and can be worn on their own or layered with other ankle bracelets for a more dramatic effect.
Should you wear an anklet with jeans?
Anklets can be paired with jeans for a casual, laid-back look. They can be worn with flip-flops, loafers, sliders, or sneakers, adding a pop of color or texture to a simple outfit. Nothing adds summer fun like a fresh pedicure paired with a shining ankle bracelet.
What’s the best ankle jewelry for heels?
Ankle jewelry may also be worn with heels to add an extra touch of glamour to an outfit. Ankle cuffs, particularly, can be worn with strappy heels to create a chic, bohemian look. They give a bare leg look a bit of sparkle. If you’re wearing pantyhose, we recommend taking your ankle off or wearing your anklet underneath.
Are anklet bracelets in style?
Anklets have been in style for centuries and are a popular fashion accessory today. They come in many different styles and designs, from simple chains to intricate beaded anklet designs, and people of all ages can wear them.
What does wearing an anklet symbolize?
The symbolism of wearing anklet bracelets can vary depending on the culture and the individual. In some cultures, anklets are worn to symbolize a woman's marital status or to ward off evil spirits. In other cultures, anklets are worn as a fashion accessory to accentuate the ankles. Ultimately, the meaning behind wearing an anklet is up to the individual.
Are custom anklets a “thing”?
Yes! Custom anklets are an excellent option for those who have difficulty finding an anklet that fits comfortably or wants a unique design. Many jewelers offer custom anklet services, where the length and design of the anklet can be tailored to the individual's preferences. Additionally, some brands offer customization such as engraving or initials. Reach out if you’d like to discuss a custom anklet.
Are gold chain anklets a good choice?
Gold chain anklets are a classic and timeless option for those who want to invest in jewelry that will last for years. Gold anklets can be worn independently or layered with other ankle bracelets for a more dramatic effect. Gold chain anklets come in many different styles and designs, from delicate chains to chunky links, making them versatile for any occasion. We recommend gold anklets because they can get wet and are more durable than other metal types, such as sterling silver anklets.
Where can I find the perfect ankle bracelet for any occasion?
Ankle chains are a versatile and timeless addition to any jewelry collection. The good news is that never again do you need to experience the disappointment of finding a beautiful anklet only to discover it won’t fit.
All of our anklets can be customized from length to metal type to gemstones. At Alexis Jae, we offer extra-long ankle bracelets. We can customize your anklet length, resulting in the most exquisite jewelry pieces worn near the foot to add to your collection that fits perfectly.
If you have any questions about our extensive range of affordable fine jewelry or want to discuss your personalized needs, we would love to hear from you.
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