Cuff Bracelets – The New Fashion Classic

February 1, 2010 by  
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By Cherry Bruce

When you think of the term fashion classic, what are the items that come to mind? A crisp white button down shirt, great pair of jeans, a little black dress… a cuff bracelet? Over the past few seasons, we have seen cuff bracelets everywhere from the red carpet to the runway to the pages of every major fashion magazine. Now, they are have gone mainstream, and it looks like they are here to stay.

Cuff bracelets are nothing new to the fashion scene. In fact, they have been around since the days of Cleopatra, when women wore these accessories high on their arm as a symbol of royalty. Coco Chanel was known for her impeccable taste, and piled on several bracelets at a time. Since then, cuff jewelry have continued to show up on fashion is greats like Anna Wintour and Kate Moss. With so many variations, they are fun to wear and make you just a little more stylish.

This season, cuff bracelets are taking a cue from Byzantine inspired armbands, and designers are bringing forth gladiator and knight inspired bracelets that are anything but demure. These bracelets and their chunky hardware do not hold back. They look great when worn with sleeveless outfits, but can easily be sported with sleeves of any length. Today, these historical inspired bracelets are a stylish reminder eras of the past, and while they will not keep us safe in tough times, they will help us look better in the process.

So every year as cuff bracelets continue to reinvent themselves, we wonder – what is next on the fashion agenda? While this year may bring arm wear fit for a warrior, next year it may be something completely different. But what we do know is that bracelets are here to stay. They are fast becoming a fashion staple – and dare we say, a classic.

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