#SMWLAGOS Fashion Trend Alert: Invasion of Ankle Chains
Ankle chains were one fashion accessory spotted at the just concluded #SocialMediaWeekLagos 2019. Before now, this fashion accessory has been popularised by top celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez .
The history of anklets in the Eastern culture traces back to the archaic times. The first samples of ankle chains were discovered while excavating Sumerian tombs.
In Ancient Egypt bracelets worn around the female ankles could tell a lot about her fortune and social status. A woman wearing a golden or silver bracelet decorated with precious stones on her ankle was obviously stating about her being a wife of a wealthy man, while the slaves or plebeians were usually wearing leather or metallic anklets or else anklets out of shells and in most cases they served as just amulets and talismans.
But it was in Ancient India that anklets were in broader circulation than in any other region. They might indicate the marital status of a woman or might be just an ornament. The flexible ankle chains called paayal were widely spread in India among dancers.
The metallic chains could be complemented with some sonorous trinkets or charms to jingle and tinkle gently while dancing. Such anklets are extensively in use even now and mostly among Arabian belly dancers.
Precious and intricate anklets are now an integral part of Indian bridal ensembles along with traditional saree and a plethora of other precious jewellry.
If you consider wearing an ankle chain, start by identifying your style- Are you a business lady? A sporty girl? A Classic lady?
Anklets are best synced up with bohemian ladies or with any girl who has at least one free-spirited ensemble in her wardrobe.
Here is what you should consider:
• Do your pedicure. Ankle chains look good on well-catered feet and nails.
• Heading to work with ankle chain may be considered as a serious violation of etiquette rules, especially if you work in a large financial company.
•Wear ankle chains only on bare ankles for more effect.