Not many people think about how to wear a bracelet, as they think it is one of the easiest pieces of jewelry to combine. Still, there are a lot of things to take into account if you want to go right with your style.
First of all, there are too many styles of a bracelet to consider. I bet there are some styles you have not even seen before. And after finding a bracelet you like, you need to know how to actually style them with your outfit, and between your other accessories.
As finding your bracelet style is the most essential part of your styling process, we collected these 19 different types of bracelets for you to check out! 😊
1- Bangle Bracelets
Almost everyone wore this type of bracelet once in their lives. Especially, kids and teenagers prefer this type of jingling bracelets for attention. However, it would not be fair to say they are for a younger generation; bangle bracelets can go with any age group if you pick the right style.
With this type of bracelet, it looks like you are wearing 5-6 identical bracelets at the same time. In fact, most of the times, they are not separate but are really a big ring on the arm. Moreover, even though most of this type are made of different metals, they can also come with several different materials and in shapes and colors.
Luckily, there are bangle bracelets for any budget.
2- Cuff Bracelets
You can easily confuse a cuff bracelet with a bangle bracelet, as they are vastly similar to each other. Yet, I believe you will remember this one from the ancient queen Cleopatra.
Back in history, cuff bracelets were quite popular in various continents. Even though they came in different shapes and sizes, most of the time they were one big piece covering the wrist easily. Not only the queens and nobles but also the soldiers used to wear these as protection around their wrist. These cuffs symbolized power, religion, richness, and status.
In time, cuff bracelets were blended into the popular culture. Check out the symbolic bracelets of Wonder Woman for example:
She holds an eagle above her cuff bracelet and the White House. If this does not convene a power figure, I do not know what does.
3- Leather Bracelet
The loyal piece of accessory that we all had during our adolescence. Leather bracelets could be one of the most common accessories across the world, among the youngsters. Hitherto, it does not mean that they can only be used by them.
Chanel leather bracelets are not sold for hundreds of dollars just for the rich kids. Therefore, this is another type of bracelet that can be found in the cheapest store as well as a Chanel store.
4- Charm Bracelet
Another accessory almost everyone had once in their life. Even though they are highly popular for high schoolers, the ultimate royal Kate Middleton is also seen wearing one. Therefore, just like bangle bracelets and leather ones; there is not a limit to who is wearing this type.
You can buy a charm bracelet for any price, and you can even make one for yourself easily. It could be enchanting and become your lucky charm after all.
5- Beaded Bracelets
This type of bracelet is made of stones and little wooden or plastic balls interknitted into a thread. Yet, they do not have to be stretch and seem like they were made in a random hobby class. There are actually many expensive beaded bracelets that are consisted of precious gemstones.
If you want an example, right above you can see the picture of Taylor Swift’s crowded wrist. She was going for the country girl look with her country album, and beaded bracelets completed her look.
6- Link Bracelets
Do you remember the Coca Cola tangles that were sold as a promotion alongside the drink? Most of us were making bracelets by interlinking them.
Well, the logic behind the link bracelet is about the same. It is just that you do not have to make it yourself nor you will be able to divide the pieces. Moreover, you are probably too old to wear Coca Cola tangles as bracelets now. Luckily, expensive brands such as the Swarovski, Tiffany and Louis Vuitton are producing link bracelets for your adult taste.
7- Stretch Bracelets
Stretch bracelets are the ones made in hobby classes. As the name requires, they stretch and have good elasticity to wrap around your wrists.
Most of the times, therefore, they do not even have a clasp.
8- Tennis Bracelets
‘’Isn’t it funny – why is it called a tennis bracelet? It doesn’t seem very tennis, does it?’’
-John Cameron Mitchell
Right? Why are they even called tennis bracelets? Back in 1987, during a tennis match in the United States, the player, Chris Evert was putting on her strong game. Yet, in the middle of the match, she asked the representatives to stop the match, as the clasp her diamond bracelet was opened and the bracelet was dropped. Since then, it is called a tennis bracelet.
Well, a tennis bracelet is a thin shiny bracelet that is made up of diamonds or platinum. Now, you can see them both in tennis matches and on the red carpet!
9- ID Bracelets
Identification bracelets serve as the source of income to most souvenir shops around the world. You can either have your name on them or someone else’s, and you can even add a cheesy message on them.
They are pretty common, they are everywhere, and you can combine them with your elegant outfits if the metal looks good.
10- Multi-Layered Bracelets
You will see this type of bracelets on almost everyone, in the summer season. Usually, multi-strand bracelets are combined with casual clothes, as they are mostly designed for daily life use.
Still, if you can find a good gold/silver multi-strand, you can also wear them for your formal occasions.
11- Pearl Bracelets
Wearing anything that is made up of pearls is the ultimate sign of elegance and glamour. Pearl bracelets are no exception. Even though they are considered traditional, they go along well with anything in modern times, too. If your dress has a high neckline and you decided to cut off the necklace part; you can go with a statement pearl bracelet on your wrist, gathering all the attention.
Still, you do not have to pay hundreds for a pearl bracelet. There are also cheap imitations that look exactly the same as originals.
12- Turquoise Bracelets
Since centuries, the color turquoise has been symbolizing wisdom, high class, power, and immortality. Turquoise means the “Turkish stone,” as it was brought from Turkey to the European states through ancient trade routes. It was possible to find turquoise stones in Turkish bazaars, and Italians (to be more accurate, Venetians) were buying these from the bazaars and ship them to Europe.
As it is commonly known, turquoise is a blue stone that is vastly used all around the world when it comes to the jewelry business. With Turquoise bracelets, you can create a simple Hawaiian look while you can also create a great formal and noble look in accordance with your dress and the style of the accessory.
13- Sailing Bracelets
Sailing bracelets were made famous with the Omega brand, and they look considerably unique.
They are thick metal chains and tied with a toggle clasp or a hook. I would say they look more sporty than formal, and pretty masculine.
14- Wristwatch Bracelets
People love wearing wristwatches as well as bracelets. Therefore, someone thought it would be great to combine them into one accessory, and the idea went worldwide!
Mostly, they are produced for daily use and casual styles. It is easy to detect one on the wrists of many teenage girls. They can be combined with your outfits according to the layer of the watch, and its style. They can come in various materials and colors that you can easily find what you are looking for.
Although this type of bracelet is not widely used as luxury jewelry, Quartz started to combine watches with expensive bracelets. Yet, they still look very casual to me.
15- Gemstone Bracelets
If you find the right gemstone piece, you can look even better than you are with a diamond or pearl bracelet. The gemstone you pick should be minimal and shiny as possible to look elegant. You may prefer using rubies, emerald, amethyst, and sapphires to get a royal look.
If you do not have much to spend on gemstones, don’t you worry! The imitations are sometimes made better than the originals these days. You can easily find shiny, natural-looking stones to complement your glamour.
16- Friendship Bracelets
Friendship bracelets are not very common among adults as much as they are among young people. These bracelets could be made of colorful ropes, or they can be in half-heart shape where you share the other half with your best friend. To be honest, anything can be a friendship bracelet. You just need to define it with your playmate.
17- Liquid Silver Bracelets
Liquid silver looks like silver-colored hairlines combined into one jewelry. In other words, they are made of long, thin silver pieces incorporated into a silver clasp. They are not so easy to find, but it’s worth the trouble.
If you are into designer jewelry, Sergio Gutierrez is the most famous person in creating liquid silver pieces of jewelry.
18- Buddhist Bracelets
These bracelets, also known as Shamballa bracelets, have been symbolizing Buddhist discourse of finding inner peace and calmness. As they were introduced in Europe, they became more famous and most people do not even know what they are wearing is coming from the Buddhist culture.
See? Who would have thought?
19- Anklets (a.k.a Foot Bracelets)
Let’s face it, the feet and around the feet are the ugliest parts of the body. Thankfully, some came up with an idea to make them more appealing, by basically wearing ‘foot bracelets.’ They give you a chill and breezy vibe and make your ankles look better. As they are not accessories for the cold weather, you combine them with daily summer outfits.
Use anklets whether you are going to a beach party, or going to save the newborn sea turtles. Either way, you will look like a summer child.
How to Wear a Bracelet with Your Watch
Wearing a bracelet with your watch is a little bit risky. Either you watch or your bracelet may outshine each other rather than complementing one another. That is why it is better not to combine it with a shiny silver bracelet if your watch is already getting the attention on itself. You can go for complementary colors depending on your watch’s layer, and somehow unite these two pieces of jewelry.
Can You Wear Bracelets on Both Wrists?
Yes, it is not uncommon. If you are going for a chunky look, you can combine various bracelets on both wrists. You need to take into consideration whether they are complementing each other or not.
However, if you are going for a more formal and elegant look, it is better not to use jewelry on both wrists. If you are so willing to try, you should try to keep it as minimalistic as possible. Moreover, if you wear one bracelet per wrist, it may look weird. You can have more on one wrist and less on the other.
You will eventually figure it out if they go well on both of your wrists when you look at the mirror.
Which Arm Should a Woman Wear a Bracelet?
The traditional answer to this is wearing it on the hand you use the most. In other words, if you are left-handed, put the bracelet on the left wrist. Yet, depending on the size of the bracelet, if you need to write or use your dominant hand often, it is better to use the other hand so that you can act freely.