The Right Time to wear the Right Timepiece

Watches are now considered as jewels on the wrist. Gone are the days when watches would just be tools for time. It is now a social statement to adorn a watch. But, how many of us wear the right kind of watch for the right occasion? You might have a very expensive diving watch. But can you wear it to work? How many of us have seen women wearing   large dialed watches with a lot of bling to work? 

 It is essential to wear an appropriate watch that has a dial scaled to your wrist and a strap suited to the purpose. Following is a list of watches and the occasions you must wear them to:


Work wear (or for more formal environment): Wear dress watches with a simple dial (not digital) and dull gold, steel, or leather strap. Benefit of stainless steel is its neutrality. This is a watch you will be wearing the most and hence it is wise to invest in a watch. Restrict boyfriend dials, too many diamonds or cubic zirconia; it goes without saying that it’ll look over-the-top.   Nothing speaks sophistication more than modesty


For dressy occasions: Wear a watch with gold, platinum, black or white ceramic, or studded metal bands, and varying dial sizes (and yet restricting to medium sized dials) depending on the kind of occasion.  Match your neckpiece to the metal of your watch. If you are wearing a platinum neckpiece, do not wear a gold watch and vice versa. Restrict other wrist accessories (bracelets, bangles, etc.) if you are wearing a jewellery watch.  But, if you are wearing a very slim watch, you can pair it with a bracelet on the same wrist, to make it dressier.


For casual occasions: you can wear just about any kind of watch for this, the bright neon colored watches seem to be a rage right now. Keep other accessories minimal if you choose to wear these neon watches. The boyfriend watches can take you for brunches with friends to shopping, club hopping, etc. Also, colored ceramic watches look extremely trendy and chic. Broad leather band watches are another option to look casual and chic.

(Note: I am restricting sporty and digital watches for sports, fitness and extremely casual outings. Those in the fashion industry can wear any kind of timepiece- just make it work with the rest of your outfit.)

These days there are a great many choices of watches for women. Diamond watches are elegant for special occasions, but a ladies dress watch will work best if you are after something suitable for work days or office wear. Women’s watches that have fashion details can be teamed with your favorite outfits for a night on the town, while a digital watch is the perfect ladies watch for an active day out. As with any fashion items or accessories, the key to choosing the best watch for you is to consider the occasion or situation in which you will wear the watch, as well as your own individual sense of style.


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