The anklet, the undisputed queen of summer outfits (and not only) during the ’90s, is back in fashion and reconfirms itself as the sexiest and most glam accessory of summer 2018.
Although the latest trends offer us increasingly minimalist and androgynous looks, we know it is difficult to do without an accessory that emphasises femininity and sensuality, especially in the summer. Rich in sex appeal, colourful and playful, or glamour to the point of replacing sandals during an aperitif on the beach (see ankle toe bracelet models), the anklet conquers all women. Celebrities who cannot do without it include Jennifer Lopez, who always wears one made with real diamonds, while Jennifer Aniston prefers the simpler models such as gold chains. In recent years, even the most important brands have relaunched the anklet, proposing it in their main collections. Louis Vuitton has made a silver model while Jennifer Fisher opts for gold and a modern, captivating design.
The origins of the anklet date back to ancient Egypt; at that time, girls of nobility wore gold jewellery while silver or iron jewels were indicated for the lower social classes. It was during ancient Egypt that the anklet assumed an erotic connotation, coming to be recognised as a symbol of sensuality and femininity. For Eastern cultures, instead, it took on a more romantic symbolism: if worn on the left (the side of the heart), the anklet represented a commitment, an already existing bond for the woman who wore it, while on the right instep it was a sign of freedom.
The most popular models certainly include anklets made of silver, with several threads perhaps with small charms that go to gently decorate the instep. Perfect for a day at the beach or during a pool party, they will certainly give a glam touch to your look and will not allow you to go unnoticed.
Warmer, bohemian, brass anklets with coloured beads. These models will certainly be preferred by girls from with a wild temperament, headed for distant destinations on the discovery of different places and cultures.
And have you already chosen which anklet you will buy for this summer?