A Single Bangle Standing Alone

Stacked bracelets continue to be featured in many a fashion
spread, and at the same time, there is something fresh and appealing about the
look of a single bangle. A single bangle gives the sense of being both
intentional and selective. It’s a look that speaks more to elegance than
exuberance, and is particularly appropriate at the workplace and in other
situations where conservative styles are the norm.

I first spotted this fresh approach to bracelets in the
March 2011 issue of Elle magazine. A
satin dress from Miu Miu is accented with a huge pendant necklace from Louis
Vuitton and a wide suede belt from Yves Saint Laurent. The final touch is a single
vintage gold bangle bracelet from Beladora.

In a multi-page fashion spread entitled “Energy Drink,” the
June 2011 issue of Allure magazine
tells readers:  “Bright dresses, bare
arms, rugged belts, a single bangle. How electric colors set the tone for a
stunning summer look.” The aforementioned bangle is sterling silver from Reed
Krakoff, and accents a dress and sandals from the same designer. 

The July 2011 issue of InStyle
pictures French actress Clémence Poésy in a daytime look, featuring a
cotton crochet dress from D&G accessorized with Lucite earrings from Yochi,
an enamel and gold plate necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane, and a single red resin
bangle bracelet from Bellissima. Her head scarf is from B&J Fabrics, shoes
are by Castaner, and handbag is from Family Jewels Vintage Clothing.

Finally, from the July 2011 issue of Vogue we have this photo of actress Emma Watson in a metallic shift dress from Calvin
Klein Collection accented with bangle bracelets from Lynn Ban and shoes from
Miu Miu. Notice that she wears a stack of bangles on her right wrist, and a
single bangle on her left. That’s a way to enjoy both of the bracelet trends of
the season—the stacked bangles, and the single bangle all on its own.