Anklets in Ancient Egypt
In Ancient Egypt, anklets were a social status symbol. Both wealthy and poor women alike wore anklets. The women of the lower social classes wore simple anklets fashioned out of string, leather, or even carved out of wood. The upper-class women wore anklets correlated to their wealth: the wealthier the husband, the more opulent the anklet. The highest-ranked women tinkled with every step as their elaborate anklets were made from precious metals and gemstones.
A marital status index for India
In India, anklets are both fashion pieces and signifiers of marital status. It is tradition for married women to wear anklets finished with charms so family members and other men know that they are spoken for and should be treated with the respect deserving of a married woman.
To this day, anklets are one of the most common and traditional gifts for Indian brides as they will not only get plenty of use but are also believed to bring good luck to a new wife and symbolize a long and happy marriage.
Celebrities love anklets
The anklet may have fallen out of fashion a few years back, but the updated versions of the accessory are far more elegant than you may imagine. Worn by A-listers on the red carpet and embraced by the street-style set over the past few seasons, this new iteration of the anklet is here to stay.
What does it mean when a woman wears an anklet on her left ankle?
Up until recent years, the meaning of anklets varied, depending on where you wore them. Yes, indeed…In fact, the meaning of anklets changes depending on which foot they are worn on. So, which ankle should a woman wear an anklet? Our take on this: in whatever ankle she wants! However, if you are curious about it, we have gathered some historical data for you:
The meaning of wearing an anklet on the right ankle
When a woman wears an anklet on her right ankle, it means that they were single and open to new relationships.
The meaning of wearing an anklet on the left ankle
Anklets are worn on the left ankle also signifies that you are married or have a lover.
There are few people nowadays who really care and actually know about the meaning behind wearing it on different ankles. Women wear anklets either as a talisman, an amulet or merely a fashion accessory with no particular hidden message.
Summer’s hottest accessory
Especially now, as the temperatures slowly rise, our hemlines rise, our socks are swapped out for sandals or flats, and stockings are placed back into the hosiery drawer in favour of bare legs.
On the other hand, if you're sceptical about the anklet trend coming back, don't fret, there are plenty of options to choose from. With variations ranging from dainty, barely noticeable chains to colourful beads, there's a style that fits just about every sartorial taste. But if you need further proof, just look to influencers and A-listers for reassurance.
A sign of women’s empowerment
From chunky gold chains and sparkly, dainty anklets to colourful beaded options, we offer plenty of styles of anklets to invest in this season that will take you from day to night, from your travels and back to the office.
"Anklets today have upgraded into a chic, all-year-long accessory. 2022 is definitely the year of the anklet comeback. Anklets have been repeatedly spotted during major fashion shows and street styles as an essential everyday accessory. It's officially considered not only a beach accessory but an element that instantly elevates the whole outfit. It has slowly become a women’s empowerment sign. Anklets signal that on the inside we are rebels", says our creative director, Dimitra Chouliaras.
How to wear anklets now
You're probably already well-stocked with the basics when it comes to jewellery. Rings, necklaces, and bracelets always have been and always will be closet essentials. But if you'd like to shake up your accessories, consider adding an anklet to your usual rotation. Whether you opt for a thin, delicate option or one that's bolder, anklets add a feminine, trendy touch to even the simplest of outfits.
Here’s a short guide on how to wear them based on your personal style.
Dainty Chain Anklets
Whether you're a less-is-more person or feel nervous about ankle jewels, start off small with a thin, dainty chain. It's sure to keep you looking chic, without bringing too much attention to your ankles. Our large link anklet, or the small Catena chain is perfect for you.
Kick it back to the '90s with one of these beaded numbers. Experiment with colours or keep it monotone, even stack more than one to keep your ankles looking fun and fresh. Wear them on both feet, and watch as your look gets twice as trendier.
Chunky Chains Anklets
Nothing says extravagance more than a gold chain, whether it's for work or a special event. Can you wear an anklet in the office this summer? Absolutely, yes. A chunky chain anklet dresses up any casual wardrobe. Strip back the rest of your look and let the chunky chain shine. Opt now for the Cara anklet or the large Catena anklet.
Yes, indeed; anklets are back!
Summer goddesses, rejoice! An anklet is the absolute must-have for summer. Pair with your neo-boho dresses, skirts and shorts and show off your new sandals or even trainers.
Still unsure of how to style your anklet? For us at Galleria Armadoro, more is always more; layer them all on one ankle so they jingle together as you walk! Just like an ancient Egyptian goddess.
"Anklets today have upgraded into a chic, all-year-long accessory. 2022 is definitely the year of the anklet comeback. Anklets have been repeatedly spotted during major fashion shows and street styles as an essential everyday accessory. It's officially considered not only a beach accessory but an element that instantly elevates the whole outfit. It has slowly become a women’s empowerment sign. Anklets signal that on the inside we are rebels"
Dimitra Chouliaras, Founder & Creative Director