Between formal black tie at the Oscars and the outlandish glamour of the Grammys, there is very little the two awards ceremonies have in common apart from a lively red carpet parade of our favourite stars. But this year, celebrities from both music and film appear to share a penchant for this emerging jewellery trend: upsized bracelet stacks.
Sported first by Hailey Bieber at the Vanity Fair party, celebrities are indeed levelling up their bracelet game, but this time they’re skipping past dainty, skinny chains in favour of the chunkiest bangles and cuffs money can buy. Everyone’s wearing them in big stacks and on both wrists, Wonder Woman style.
Hailey Bieber’s elegant Saint-Laurent dress was matched with twin rows of Tiffany & Co. cuffs and bangles worn over sleeves. In addition to the classic Elsa Peretti open side Bone Cuff, she also wore the late designer’s Wing cuff, Swirl cuff, and Doughnut bangle, plus a Schlumberger Crazy Twist bracelet, all in yellow gold.
But whether in gold or silver, the Elsa Peretti Bone cuff appears to be enjoying a renaissance of sorts. This iconic jewellery piece was last in major spotlight just two years ago, seen on Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 as a reference to the mythological Bracelets of Submission worn by the Amazons.
Other celebrities who wore it at the 2022 Oscars include Venus Williams who rocked a white and silver Elie Saab gown, and traded wrist bands for Elsa Peretti large Bone cuffs, one on each wrist. Musical icon Liza Minnelli, too, wore silver Bone cuffs as she joined Lady Gaga on stage to present the Best Picture award.
Meanwhile at the Grammys, Addison Rae jazzed up her silk cami gown by Nili Lotan with double rows of chunky silver cuffs from New York jeweller Jennifer Fisher. Likewise, Charlotte Lawrence flaunted more than side boob with her sexy Saint-Laurent dress, but also a trio of chunky sculptural bangles tinted in gold.
Gold tone jewellery also was a major highlight of Dua Lipa’s Versace ensemble. Her bondage style dress offered a throwback to a 1992 Cindy Crawford red carpet moment, and her earrings and rings were all white gold and diamonds by Bulgari, but the Levitating singer updated the look with chunky chains around her wrist and neck—a look shared by Ashlee Simpson, albeit in silver tone.
Before twinning with Dua Lipa onstage, who else but Megan Thee Stallion strutted down the Grammys red carpet arms full of sculptural gold tone cuffs, which were a perfect match with her Roberto Cavalli leopard print dress. Wearing them over both wrists, she contrasted sleek cuffs with bodacious bangles for an utterly amazing look that so perfectly balanced power and beauty, Wonder Woman would start taking notes.
Eager to curate your own upsized bracelet stack? Vogue Singapore’s cuff jewellery edit will get you off to a great start.
Chanel Coco Crush cuff
The French fashion house’s essential jewellery motif, the matelassé, now in a larger than life format, as it slides effortlessly over the wrist.
Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti large Bone cuff
An icon of the jewellery world, the Bone cuff with its sublime asymmetry and sensual contours is a must-have.
Jennifer Fisher Maeve cuff
The New York jeweller excels in sculptural jewellery that adheres obligingly to the contours of your wrist, often designed with fine details and unique finishes.
Completedworks Scrunch cuff
A throwback to your childhood scrunchie, this sculpted gold vermeil cuff mimics those fabric folds with humour and sophistication.
Goossens Boucle cuff
The distinctive Goossens clasp now done as an oversized cuff in brass with palladium plating. Stack them in different sizes for maximum effect.
Sterling King Magma hand cuff
Designed to fit like a glove, this cuff has an organic edge finish that flows naturally from wrist to hand.
Maison Tjoeng Meridian bangle
Solid 18K gold crafted to a stunning grid architecture and fully paved with brilliant diamonds, this made-to-order bangle is a work of modern art.
Paula Mendoza Three Tube bangle
This charming gold-tone bangle looks great as is, or part of an epic wrist stack.
Dinosaur Designs large Resin Rock bangle
Hand made in Australia, each piece has its own unique colour tone and natural swirls.
Hemmerle Harmony bangle
A signature of the German legacy jeweller, the Harmony bangle is as instantly recognisable as it is a joy to wear.
Ariana Boussard-Reifel Teton cuff
Designed for the Wonder Woman of our time, this powerful and sculptural cuff wears well alone, but don’t be afraid to wear one on each wrist for a truly show-stopping look.
Dior Gem Dior cuff bracelet
Crafted in 18K solid gold, this colourful piece gets its bold personality from natural gemstones including malachite, lapis lazuli, chrysoprase, and of course diamonds.
Bottega Veneta Spiral cuff
Encircling the wrist in a continuous flow, this sterling silver cuff is perfect from day to night.
Saint Laurent smooth cuff bracelet
A chunky cuff that all but disappears when turned on its side, on account of how sleek and slim it actually is.
Timeless Pearly gold tone bracelet
A sold bracelet in ribbed metal with gold tone finish that’s midway between modern and vintage.
Carolina Bucci Florentine Finish cuff
An open ended cuff in 18K gold dressed in Carolina Bucci’s signature traditional Florentine finish.