Anklets or ankle bracelets date back to the Bronze Age and were discovered along with many other bronze accoutrements along the Danube and down the Rhine.
What Were Anklets Initially Used For?
Anklets were worn for various occasions, including the signaling of women present in times of segregation of the sexes. Tiny bells attached to the anklets alerted men that there were women around.
Anklets also play a role in Indian marriages. Ankle chains were sometimes used in Southeast Asia to limit the step for a certain feminine walk.
How Are Anklets Worn Today?
Today, anklets are typically worn with toe rings and bare feet in India. Women in the western countries often wear them as a fashion accessory.
Sterling silver anklets can be worn for both formal and casual occasions. They’re just as at home paired with a cocktail dress as with cutoff shorts.
Made for summer, they go perfectly with sandals and sundresses. You can get charm bracelet anklets with seashell or anchor charms for added beach flair.
Butterfly charms are perfect for a spring or summer picnic. Because they are inexpensive, you can get one for every occasion or stick to a plain sterling silver or gold anklet to go with everything.
Small dainty ankles look best in thinner, more delicate anklets; larger ankles or calves prefer thicker ones.
Worn with a toe ring and bare feet, anklets add a touch of old-world charm to any outfit. An attached toe ring gives off that harem vibe.
When choosing an ankle bracelet to pair with an outfit or vice versa, make sure the anklet will be visible and not compete with the clothing.
Wear a woodsy hemp anklet with corduroy shorts and a checked blouse. Pair a gauzy sundress with a thin silver chain anklet.
Don’t choose strong patterns that may overpower the anklet. Be sure to keep your feet in viewing condition with trimmed toenails and moisturized feet.
Matching with Other Jewelry
Be sure your other jewelry complements your anklet.
If wearing a delicate silver anklet, don’t choose a chunky necklace or bracelet. Try to match metal tones. A silver toned anklet calls for a silver toned toe ring.
Ankle bracelets can add a touch of femininity and sensuality to any outfit. They go with everything and come in any style imaginable.