How Should an Anklet Fit? Pura Vida’s Fool-Proof Anklet Size Guide

By now, you’ve learned that there’s nothing quite like the look and feel of a ✨ brand new ✨ Pura Vida ankle bracelet. It’s not only the perfect way to add some flair and personality to your outfit, but they also remind you to live the Pura Vida lifestyle; day in, and day out. But you may be wondering… how should an anklet fit?

Whether your new bling has already been delivered, or you’re getting ready to treat yourself to one of our stunning anklets, you want to make sure you get the sizing right. Don’t stress, you’ve come to the right place! Our anklet sizing guide is here to answer all of your questions.

ICYMI: the sizing of your jewelry matters more than the look. A piece that cuts off circulation to your ankle isn’t going to be very comfortable- and neither will one that is constantly falling down around your heel. 

Today, we’re going to highlight some of the key considerations you’ll want to keep in mind when asking yourself: how should an anklet fit? You’ll learn how to properly measure your ankle for an anklet and how to adjust it effortlessly.

The Importance of Proper Anklet Sizing

Ankle jewelry is really having a moment right now as the perfect accessory for every occasion you can think of. Whether it’s a fancy night out, or everyday casual wear, anklets come in a plethora of shapes and sizes to suit any wearer’s style. 

One of the most important things to keep in mind when choosing an anklet you love is sizing. If the anklet is too small or too large, it can quickly become annoying, look ill-fitting, or could even cause injury to the wearer. 

Finding the right size can be a struggle sometimes due to variations in design and construction materials. Leather anklets often have to be “snug-fitted” around the ankle in order to properly fit, while many metal options have adjustable clasps that allow wearers to adjust the circumference. Other metal options have different sizes available in order to ensure the perfect fit. 

When it comes to finding that perfect fit, leather can often be the more forgiving option. Because leather is flexible, it can often accommodate a wider range of sizes than metal ones can!

The need for proper sizing goes *well* beyond comfort and style. When a piece gets tangled around other jewelry or clothing items (think shoelaces and belts,) it could result in injury or discomfort. Poorly fitting pieces can even cause skin irritation due to excessive rubbing caused by being either too tight or too loose. 

Long story short, proper fitting jewelry provides both aesthetic value as well as added safety benefits. If fitted correctly, an anklet will look great while providing maximum comfort without posing any safety risks.

 With all of this in mind, it’s crucial to shop smart when browsing for an ankle bracelet so you find one that fits perfectly and looks fantastic! In order to do just that, you need to truly understand how anklets are *supposed* to fit. With the help of our insights below, you’ll be a pro in no time. 

Tips for Getting the Perfect Anklet Size the First Time Around

We’re here to provide you with a few key insights to getting a comfortable, stylish fit for your anklet - one that you look forward to wearing daily. First on the list: where should an anklet sit?

Where Should an Anklet Sit?

This one feels obvious, right? On the ankle, of course! But where, exactly? Ideally, your anklet will sit just below the ankle bone. However, there are people in our community who wear their ankle bracelets above the ankle as well. This part is all about personal preference. 

How Should an Anklet Fit?

Anklets should fit snug, but comfortable on the ankle. The anklet should not move up and down when worn and should, ideally, be adjustable enough to provide a secure fit. The clasp on metal anklets should also be easy to use so that it can be easily adjusted or taken off in the case of an emergency. In the case of string anklets, you should be able to adjust the size by pulling or loosening the rope material effortlessly.

To help you further understand a flawless fit, here is some advice on how to find your correct ankle size the first time around.

How to Measure Your Ankle for an Anklet

To secure proper sizing when purchasing an ankle bracelet, you’ll ideally measure your ankle first before you even make a purchase. Thankfully, learning how to measure anklet size is super simple. 📏

To start:

• Use a flexible measuring tape and measure both around and over your ankle bone (in inches).

• Once you have these measurements you can compare them with manufacturer specifications on bracelets that you are interested in buying

• Many retailers provide sizing charts that show how each size will fit relative to both circumference and height measurements on average-sized ankles. Pro tip: try finding one at your local retailer if possible before making your purchase online! 

How to Adjust Your Anklet Size as Necessary

Even when you take the time to learn how to measure and think you’ve nailed it, you may need to do some adjusting after you receive your order. Luckily, adjusting the size of Pura Vida’s unique anklets couldn’t be any easier! 

There are a few ways you can go about this, and you’ll find that all of the tips you learned in our how to tighten a bracelet post ALSO apply to anklets.

The first method is to simply cut and re-tie the straps. This works best for those who have some experience with knot tying because the knots need to be tied correctly in order for the anklet to remain secure around your ankle. Additionally, you will want to make sure that you use scissors or sharp blades when cutting the straps as dull blades could cause fraying or other irregularities in the material.

The second method involves using a sliding bead closure which is becoming increasingly popular for string anklets. This type of closure allows wearers to easily adjust their anklet size by simply moving a small bead up or down along a set of strands; this technique is great for those who are looking for an adjustable fit without having to tie any knots. 

Finally, if neither of these options appeals to you then there is always the option of having a professional tailor do the job for you. This is ideal if your ankles vary greatly in size throughout the day or if you are looking for an even more custom fit. Tailors have access to all types of fabric and threading materials so they can easily match any desired style while ensuring that everything fits perfectly! 

No matter which method you choose, keeping your Pura Vida string anklets properly adjusted will ensure maximum comfort and safety while wearing them! Taking some extra time upfront when selecting and fitting your anklet can prevent potential discomfort, irritation or injury due to ill-fitting clothing items and accessories - so don't forget to double-check everything before heading out!

Wrapping Up Our Anklet Size Guide

So, how should an anklet fit? Where should an anklet sit? How long are ankle bracelets, and how do you measure ankle size for anklets? Hopefully, after reading our complete anklet size guide, you’ve gained answers to these questions - and many others you may have had.

At Pura Vida, we offer an amazing selection of handmade anklets to help you elevate your style and show off your personality - all while embracing the Pura Vida lifestyle. Every time you wear your anklet you’re reminded to slow down and appreciate life’s simple pleasures. 🥰

And whether you’re looking for anklets for women or anklets for men, we have what you need. Want some inspiration? Our article on the best ankle bracelets will help you find the right one. And if you want to learn more about how to put on an ankle bracelet, we have an article on that too! 

Otherwise, head over to our site and explore the stunning styles we have in store for you. From beaded anklets to braided anklets, string anklets, woven anklets, and even demi-fine anklets - there’s something for everyone here at Pura Vida!

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