Bangles, bangles, and more bangles! When I tell you I’m obsessed with this style of bracelet, I am not exaggerating. Everything from their shimmering sparkle, to the way they stack, to the delicate sound they make when you move - bangles are just so much fun! They’re also a bit unusual when it comes to sizing. Bangles are continuous metal hoops intended to be worn loose on the wrist to accommodate movement and stacking. To put them on, you simply slip them over your hand. (Cuffs, in contrast, have an opening that is slipped over the wrist.)
Whether you’re wearing two or three or a whole arm, you want your bangles to fit correctly. Fortunately, with a few simple tricks, I can help you choose the right size so you can get to the fun part - styling them!
Method One: Measure a Bangle
The easiest way to get your bangle size is simply to measure one you already have. You can measure either the inner circumference or the inner diameter. It might be helpful to use a piece of string to measure the inner circumference.
Once you have those measurements, simply compare them to this chart to get your bangle size:
Method Two: Measure Your Knuckles
Don’t have a bangle to measure? No problem! The second way to find your bangle size is to take your knuckle measurement. Here’s how that’s done:
- Touch your thumb to your little finger. (In other words, make the shape of your hand when you’re putting on your bangle.)
- Using either a piece of string or flexible tape, wrap around the widest part of your hand. (This will be the base of the knuckle.)
- This will give you the circumference of your bangle! Compare this circumference to the chart above.
Don’t Sweat It!
Unlike ring sizes that have little margin for error, bangles are intended to be worn loose. As long as it’s comfortable and not going to fall off your hand, you’re in good shape. Now, the only question is how many bangles do you want!