When it comes to accessorizing, moderation is important. But there are cases where you can go a little over the edge by wearing more than one or two pieces of jewelry.
When it comes to bangles, there are hardly any hard rules regarding the exact number of bangles you could wear, although moderation is key, and you also need to make sure that the number of bangles you wear create an illusion of balance on your arms.
In this article, we’ll help you decide on the best number of bangles you should consider wearing.
So, let’s get started.
How many bangles should you wear?
Generally, the exact number of bangles you wear is up to you. It could also be influenced by cultures or the cultural attire you choose to wear. If you are wearing Indian attire, for example, you’ll need to wear one dozen for that semi-casual look or two dozen if you are dressing for an occasion.
That said, casual wearers can pull of 2-3 silly bangles effortlessly, especially if the bangles come in contrasting colors. And if you have a sleeveless dress on and you want to wear thick, heavy, wooden bangles, you will be fine with about 4 of these bangles.
That said, a good average number of bangles you should wear with your Salwar or other traditional clothes that are long is about 8-10 bangles or 6-8 if you have shorter hands or choose to wear Bengali or Punjabi-style outfits.
The number of bangles you wear will also depend on the specific culture you are dressing for. In South India, for example, Hindu women wear a minimum of 2 gold bangles in each hand for their daily life. The individuals that cannot afford silver or gold and can only afford copper bangles, then one bangle in each hand is inauspicious.
The wealthy are known for wearing their bangles in multiples of two. They often opt for the gold or diamond bangles, and by default, a Mother’s Gold Bangles would go to the daughter(s) unless it’s specified otherwise.
How many glass bangles should you wear?
Before we look at the specific number of glass bangles that you can wear, let’s take a look at the reasons behind bangles and exactly why Indian women wear bangles.
Essentially, bangles refer to rigid bracelets that are made of wood, glass, metal, or plastic. And when it comes to the Hindu cultures, the bangle is one of the most important ornaments that an Indian woman could wear. For example, a married Indian woman wears bangles because of the significance it holds.
Primarily, the bangles prove the woman’s Suhaag, which is considered one of the traditional things/ reasons why people wear bangles.
And while most of us think that Indian women wear the many bangles for fashion, beauty, or just to show off, the truth is that the bangles hold a lot more meaning, and there are numerous shocking secrets behind wearing bangles.
For starters, the word bangle is a derivative of the Hindi word Bangali or Bangr, which means ‘an ornament that adorns the arm’ in Sanskrit. The bangle epitomized the universality and the antiquity of the wrist ornaments in India.
But that is not all, as bangles hold scientific benefits too. Some of the scientific reasons why women wear bangles include the fact that the bangles enhance energy and blood circulation, it offers acoustic stimuli to the fetus, provides emotional balance, and it also increases and radiates positivity.
The sound from the jostling of the bangles, for instance, is soothing and also gentle on the environs.
So, why glass bangles?
Well, it is believed that the glass bangles repel bad vibes in your surroundings and also protect your body from evil agents around the atmosphere. The glass bangles emit specific sound waves that ensure the protection of the woman’s motor organs.
Regarding the numbers, something else is considered. More specifically, different specific numbers of bangles are worn in each hand for specific reasons, and wearing that specific number of bangles creates specific Shakti (divine energy).
- 3 bangles generate the Tarak Shakti
- 6 bangles create the Tarak-Marak Shakti
- 8 Bangles generate the Marak-Tarak Shakti
- And 12 bangles generate the Marak Shakti.
In young girls, wearing fewer bangles results in an increase in their strength and vigor.
How many gold bangles should you wear?
Gold bangles represent good fortune, and the minimum number of gold bangles that one can wear is 2.
How to wear bangles in a different style
With the basics of bangles out of the way, let’s now take a look at some simple tips on how you could wear bangles.
- Choose the best/ right bangles for you.
The biggest mistake you could make in fashion is to pick the wrong bangles. Your bangles are meant to create an impression of your sense of style, which is why you should choose the right-sized bangles while also making sure that the bangles are selected to match your skin tone.
- Mix bangle designs
The other important consideration to keep in mind is that if you are going to pull off a unique look from your bangles, you need to avoid going for the monotonous look. Mix up jewelry colors, designs, and the textures of the bangles. You should avoid uniform-looking bangles.
- Less is more
You may want to wear fewer pieces that are more reflective of your style. Don’t overload your wrist.
- Right bangles for the right occasion
Don’t get carried away by the beauty of the bangles. You need to always ensure that you match your accessories with the occasion and the meaning of the bangles’ colors.
Your style is important when it comes to choosing the right bangles, which means wearing the bangles that best match your style. Feminine, dainty bangles are ideal for you if you prefer simple, classic designs, while the thicker, brightly colored bangles might be for you if you are into more bold and bright colors/ designs.
- Length of the sleeves
The length of your sleeves will affect the number of bangles you can comfortably wear without looking tacky.
And there you have it. This article shares pretty much everything you need to know about bangles, specifically about the safest number of bangles you should wear. For more useful tips, please visit page for more or visit our homepage for more.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.