Anklets are no longer traditional!
Anklets, though traditionally associated with Indian attire such as ‘sarees’, ‘lehnga-choli’, ‘ghagra’, ‘salwar-kurti’ etc. this concept no longer holds good today. Rather, the popularity and universality of anklets have been redefined in recent times, in terms of it being worn not just as a piece of “jewellery” but often, also as an “accessory” that heightens the overall appeal of one’s look.
Historically, anklets were not only widely worn in India but also in Egypt and the United States since centuries, by both men and women. Nowadays, anklets come in different designs and patterns to suit the fashion needs of the modern woman. They not only make your feet lovely to look at, but also add oodles of sensuous charm and femininity to your look. Feet are usually considered to be the part of one’s body that draws the least attention and is consequently, often the most neglected part of our body. However, anklets not only capture attraction to this underrated part but also add daintiness and subtlety to one’s style statement.
Summers are ideally the time when a woman can flaunt different types of anklets depending on her attire. Anklets can even complement denims, skirts and capris in a large way, if the wearer carries if off with the right oomph and attitude. They can be paired with flip flops, high heels, flat shoes or sandals (they should not have straps around ankles). However, the shoes style and the anklet should be kept different and should never be mixed. For example, if the shoes are metallic coloured, metal anklets would not go well with it.
Be it in beads, small bells, feathers, they are often too delicate to be missed. The sonority of those cute little bells is also mostly adored by ladies, irrespective of her fashion “type”. Some even like to make these “jewels” right near the soles of their feet even more eye-catching by adorning them with pretty vintage brooches, satin ribbons, glitzy rhinestones etc.
Funky and chic, they have come a long way from being simply from the age-old chain anklets, when they were sported mainly by brides or dancers. Earlier a symbol of grace, they are now a must-have for every teenage girl, especially anklets that are embellished with little hearts, flowers, stars etc. that catches their fancy. One can take her pick from the huge range of variety that are available, in different colours, shapes and sizes giving ample of choice to every woman for her dream feet!