What are the most popular bracelets in 2020? Our article has all the answers for you! We'll go through the most popular bracelet styles for men and women. Our guide gives you important insight into the hottest bracelet trends at the moment.
If you want to be amongst the trendy people, the best bet is to wear bracelets that are popular at the moment. If something is popular, it is extremely trendy as well. Popular bracelets are usually also very versatile and can be combined with many personal styles, so you can safely implement them to your style and wardrobe.
The popular bracelet styles are very different between men and women, with men's bracelets being more masculine and large, and women's being more feminine and delicate.
The most popular bracelets for men:
- Beaded bracelets
- Leather bracelets
- Anchor bracelets
- Stainless steel bracelets
- Macrame bracelets
- Cubic zirconia bracelets
- Balance bracelets
- Couples bracelets
The most popular bracelets for women:
- Crystal bracelets
- Bangle bracelets
- Cuff bracelets
- Simple chain bracelets
- Heart bracelets
- Charm bracelets
- Shell bracelets
- Distance bracelets
We'll give you examples of each style below.
The most popular bracelet styles for men
Beaded bracelets are one of the most popular bracelet styles for a reason. Beaded bracelets are affordable, durable, and what's best, extremely versatile. A beaded bracelet can be worn with a casual outfit as well as formal attire. The beads come in countless different colors and materials, with neutral colors, such as black, white, grey, and brown being the most popular ones. The most popular beads are natural stone beads, including lava stone beads and obsidian stone beads. Natural stone is a quite heavy material and gives a beaded bracelet a luxurious and valuable feel. Beaded bracelets also look great worn stacked or alongside a wristwatch. If a stacked look is what you go for, the most popular combination is beaded bracelets, leather bracelets, and steel bracelets.
Leather bracelets are a classic choice for classy men. Since they look so sleek and elegant, they are one of the most popular bracelet styles today. The leather is regularly used in watch bands, belts, shoes, and bags. If you want to be extra fancy, you can match the color of your leather bracelet with other leather accessories on your outfit. For example, a watch with a black leather band and a black leather wristband look exceptional together. Leather bracelets come in many colors, but neutral colors, such as black, brown, and white, are again the most popular ones.
Anchor bracelets have been quite a popular bracelet type for a couple of years now. You don't have to be a sailor or even interested in the sea to wear anchor bracelets. The anchor represents strength as anchors hold down ships through the biggest waves and stormiest weather. Men often want to be seen as strong and stable, mentally and physically. That's why the anchor symbol is a popular choice in bracelets, as well as in any jewelry. Anchor bracelets are quite eye-catching, so you'll get the most out of your anchor bracelet by wearing just one, with or without a watch.
Stainless steel is one of the most popular bracelet materials. Not only it is aesthetically pleasing and quite affordable, but it also resists water well and outperforms gold and silver in durability. Steel jewelry has become more and more popular over time, as the benefits, such as durability and affordability, have come into knowledge. Bulky steel bracelets are seen as manly, which makes steel bracelets a great choice if you are worried that wearing bracelets will make you look feminine (which is NOT true). Stainless steel bracelets are usually chain bracelets, but it is also common to see stainless steel combined to leather, rope, or silicone.
Macrame bracelets have a couple of benefits. One, they are made of rope that resists water and doesn't tarnish over time, making them perfect everyday bracelets. Two, the length is adjustable making them fit all wrists flawlessly. And three, they are a great choice for a stacked bracelet look. Almost all macrame bracelets consist of a black rope, with some beads or charms as details. You can see some of our best sellers and most popular macrame bracelets on the picture above.
Cubic zirconia is the most popular gemstone in bracelets, for both men and women. There's been a huge buzz about how great alternative cubic zirconia is for real diamonds. Cubic zirconia is a synthetically produced diamond that can be colored or left clear. Because they are synthetically made, they are made to be even more perfect than diamonds, in terms of clarity and spark. Not to mention that cubic zirconias are a very affordable choice for someone who's looking for a luxurious look on a budget. The cubic zirconia can be of any color when it comes to men's bracelets, but the most popular color is black. Black cubic zirconia is still very sparkly, but also maintains a very manly vibe.
Balance bracelets are the choice of a healthy man. As the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle and strong mindset has been growing among people, so has the popularity of balance bracelets. The most popular balance bracelets are beaded balance bracelets and magnetic balance bracelets.
Beaded balance bracelets are made of natural stone. The base color is commonly neutral, with seven distinctively colored beads made of different natural stones. Each color is symbolizing the seven elements; earth, fire, air, water, wood, metal, and aether. Popular beaded balance bracelets don't have a physical effect but can have a strong mental effect that can be even more powerful than a physical one. Many wear a beaded balance bracelet as a reminder of a healthy lifestyle. Just seeing the bracelet on your wrist throughout the day can help you stay motivated and make healthy choices.
Magnetic balance bracelets are using magnetic stones that are believed to balance your life and mood. The stones on the inside of the bracelet are considered to bring positive energy to your life. The magnetic field created by the stones flows through your body as you wear the bracelet, making you feel more calm and thoughtful. Popular magnetic bracelets, like the one in the middle, are often made of stainless steel for extreme durability. This one also has 18K gold stripes for a visual upgrade. The bulky size and heavy feel make this bracelet look rather masculine.
Couples bracelets, also called distance bracelets, are getting more and more popular every day. Distance bracelets are a matching bracelet set for couples. The meaning behind them is to have a piece of your loved one always with you to remind you that no matter the distance, you are loved by them and they are loved by you. Distance bracelets were created for easing the toughness of long distance relationships. When you wear a bracelet that matches with one your loved one wears, it doesn't matter if you have a big distance between you two, you will be on each other's minds every time you glance at your wrists. They help you to feel mentally connected at any time and anywhere. That's why distance bracelets are very popular among couples that live in long distance relationships and don't see each other that often. And, if you have a boyfriend or girlfriend that you see daily, couples bracelets work well for you too, 'cause hey, isn't it nice to have something on you that reminds of your other half at all times. The most classic and popular couple bracelet design is two beaded bracelets that are of different colors, with one bead "switched" like in the photo above.
The most popular bracelet styles for women
Crystal bracelets are very popular for a few reasons. One, they look luxurious and expensive. Two, the design is rather timeless. And three, they are very versatile. Crystal bracelets are wonderful gifts as well. It's no news that women love sparkly and beautiful things. Crystal jewelry is the definition of sparkly and beautiful, so you can't go wrong with a crystal bracelet. Crystal bracelets can be worn anywhere, anytime, and with any outfit. They are such versatile bracelets with the ability to lift a casual outfit and complement a formal one. A must-have for all women.
Bangle bracelets are hard, round bracelets that often fit quite loosely on a wrist. The shape is either round or oval, with an oval shape being a better fit to a wrist. They are from the bulkiest end of women's bracelets, creating an optical illusion of smaller wrists. That makes bangle bracelets a great option for those who would like their wrists to be smaller. Bangle bracelets are a great match with a wristwatch of the same metal. Bangle bracelets are not usually the best companion to other slimmer chain bracelets because of the size difference, but if you like a stacked look, go ahead and wear a couple of bangle bracelets at once.
Cuff bracelets are kind of like bangle bracelets, except with an open back/front. Cuff bracelets are a very popular choice to wear with a wristwatch since the open area fits greatly with the watch case. Cuff bracelets often have detailed ends which makes them better suitable for wearing the ends on top of the wrist. One thing that cuff bracelets do better compared to bangle bracelets, is that with open ends, the length can be adjusted for the perfect fit.
Simple chain bracelets are very popular right now. They are worn solo, with a watch, or as a stack of many. Since all plain and minimalist things have been trendy for a while now, simple chain bracelets have been trendy as well. They come in all colors, with gold and silver being the most popular ones. The chain usually has a small pendant as a detail, such as a four-leaf clover for good luck, a heart for love, or a cross for faith. As these types of bracelets can be easily stacked, you can find the perfect combination of styles, colors, and symbols that matter to you and create a unique set that no-one else is wearing.
Heart, as a symbol, is a very timeless and feminine one. It represents love, and many women prefer a heart symbol in their jewelry. Heart bracelets and other heart jewelry are popular gifts from men to women, since the heart represents the love between the two. Wearing a heart bracelet makes you look sweet and loving. Those are traits that many people, including men and women, appreciate in others. So, if you want to seem approachable and feminine, heart bracelets are a way to go.
Charm bracelets are popular because they reflect all that's important to the wearer. They are appealing since they have symbols in them that can tell a lot about the interests and passions of the wearer. A traditional charm bracelet is a chain that has many pendants all representing something close to the wearer's heart. The charms can be shaped like anything. Some of the most popular charms include hearts, crosses, stars, anchors, high heels, and handbags. A more modern, and very popular, type of charm bracelets is a mesh metal band like one watches have, that has charms in them. The charms can be taken off if wanted, so the style can be modified at any time.
Shell bracelets, or puka shell bracelets, have become recently very popular. They represent a carefree lifestyle in the tropics, including a lot of sun and beach life. Usually, shell bracelets are made of white puka shells. The most popular style is to have a white puka shell bracelet with some of the shells dipped in gold paint. They are casual yet trendy, and if you choose a gold-painted version, kind of luxurious too. They go perfectly with all summer outfits. You can wear just one or a couple of them, depending on the volume you're looking for.
The meaning of distance bracelets was explained earlier. Distance bracelets are very popular among lovers, and even though distance bracelets are created for couples, nothing stops you from wearing them with your friends or family members. The meaning of distance bracelets is to help to keep someone close to you when he or she is far away. That doesn't mean you need to be in a romantic relationship, you can wear them to embrace your friendship as well. So, if you have a friend, brother, sister, mom, dad, cousin, or anyone special that you miss, giving them the other half of distance bracelets as a gift is a nice gesture and shows that you care for them.
If you live in the belief that bracelets are only for women, you're wrong. Bracelets are unisex and have been worn by men and women throughout history as a symbol of status, wealth, and power. Not to mention that men's bracelets have been one of the hottest accessories for men for the last couple of years. There are many reasons to wear bracelets, and if you're new to wearing bracelets, the popular styles listed above are a great place to start. Find all them and much more from our collection of Men's Bracelets and Women's Bracelets.
Thank you for reading!