Accessories have an indirect way of defining our personalities. With the right accessory, you can make a style statement and add a much-needed spark to a seemingly simple ensemble. If we had to name one accessory which has continued to be super trendy and chic even after centuries, it had to be bracelets!
Bracelet, derived from Greek word “brachile” which means “of the arm”, is an article of hand jewelry that adds character to the wrist. When it comes to popularity, these are in the same league as rings, earrings, and necklaces. A bracelet is worn for embellishment as well as for medical purposes. They are also used to hold charms, to symbolize values or relations, and for identification. This adorable piece of jewelry has always remained in fashion and people have loved experimenting with the materials, designs, and types of bracelets.
For our slick and smart readers who love adding some swank to their daily looks, we have compiled a list of 10 different types of bracelets to own!
Top 10 Adorable Types of Bracelets
Of all the types of bracelets, this has to be the most popular one! A beaded bracelet is designed with a string of beads which is added to a stretchable or fixed strand. The bracelet is either tied with a clasp or small beads are interwoven to tie the ends. Beads are made up of a variety of materials, including glass, crystals, plastic, and wood. While a delicately-crafted bracelet with small beads would make you’re your wrist appear slender, a bracelet with big beads in dark colors would exude a bolder and adventurous vibe. Beaded bracelets are equally famous in both genders.
Bangle bracelet, bangle, or kadda are bracelets with a loose but rigid, circular frame. They are available in assorted widths, material, and prices. Bangles hold great importance in South Asian traditions. Married women and girls wear dozens of glass bangles on their wrists and arms in vibrant colors. Bangles were considered a symbol of royalty and wealth in ancient times. Cuff bracelets have been worn by kings, pharaohs, knights, and soldiers. Metallic bangle bracelets are also popular for their durability. You can either wear a single bangle or a grouping, as per your choice. Some varieties come with a gap that rests over the wrist, called open bangles. You can get bangles made up of glass, wood, metal, plastic, bone, gold, silver, and platinum. They are sometimes wrapped with threads to create patterns and textures.
Braided bracelets are cute, girly, and very adorable. You can buy them in a wide range of designs and colors. The braid may be simple or complex. You can make them yourself by following a DIY tutorial. These bracelets are made up of woolen threads. Stones and beads are also added to them to add the wow-factor in them. You can easily find them in several colors and patterns.
Chain or Link Bracelet
Chain or link bracelets are celebrated for their sophistication, elegance, and finesse. These are made up of various precious or regular metals, such as gold, silver, platinum, stainless steel, copper, brass, etc. Chain or link bracelets are often plated with shiny metals.
A charm bracelet consists of a simple chain which is embellished by one or more delicate and decorative charms. These beauties dangle from your wrist to produce a subtle chime sound and glam up your wrist. Charm bracelets may contain reminisces, souvenirs, pendants, symbols of social activism or personality. Some common charms are in the shapes of hearts, stars, shells, and smileys.
The type of bracelet that looks fashionable and macho is a leather bracelet. Leather straps or leather strings are woven or braided to form these bracelets. Stainless steel embellishments and add-ons are then added to them to enhance them. They are worn by teenage boys or girls to show off a sturdy, care-free, and dauntless persona. These bracelets complement a tomboyish look perfectly. Ideally worn with a pair of faded jeans, and casual shirts, these bracelets can be worn as an everyday accessory.
You have surely seen these colorful rubber-band bracelets on a lot of wrists. The trend of loom bracelets is more of a craze in kids and young teenagers. Children love weaving jewelry with their little fingers, whereas the loom is also used by adults for making this DIY jewelry. Even Kate Middleton couldn’t resist this adorable bracelet and she was seen sporting one on her Royal tour of New Zealand. A loom band bracelet can make you look lively, bright, and cheerful!
Slap bracelet or snap bracelet or slap band gets its name from the way it’s worn. These bracelets look like broad sticks that curl and wrap around the wrist when slapped on. These bracelets are often worn in musical concerts due to their neon colors, glow-in-the-dark varieties, and graphics. They are also made in leather with silver spikes protruding out of them and are worn by gothic or punk teens. They gained popularity in the 1990s but were later replaced because children would harm themselves by repetitively slapping them on.
A lot of people do not like wearing a wristwatch. If you too are not a fan of the formal appearance and stuck feel of a wristwatch, or wearing a bracelet and a watch makes your wrist appear too crowded, a wristwatch bracelet is meant for you. A wristwatch bracelet is a two-in-one accessory. A wristwatch bracelet is a bracelet with a watch dial which dangles like a charm from it. Wear it and you can keep an eye on the time and look stylish at the same time.
Sports or Jelly Bracelet
Sports or jelly bracelets are simple silicon rubber bands with engraved or printed slogans, messages, or trademarks. These bracelets are worn for marketing or for spreading awareness regarding social issues and health problems. Blue bands are often worn for prostate cancer, while pink is the color for breast cancer awareness bands. These bracelets are unisex and available in vibrant, neon colors. You can get them customized to show support for a cause or personality.