Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Cufflinks As a Woman's Second Best Friend

rPeople are used to seeing men wearing cufflinks. They wear it on corporate or formal events with their dress shirts, dinner or sports jackets, corporate suits and more often, with their tux. It is for this reason that most people generally think of cufflinks as an accessory designed specifically for men.

But there are no regulations that clearly define cufflinks as an exclusive accessory for men. Cufflinks are worn with long long-sleeved dress shirts, with French cuffs or simply button holes. Therefore anyone who wears these dress can obviously wear cufflinks-even women.

That's one thing that's not customary. It's not common for women to wear cufflinks. But that doesn't discount the fact that women can actually wear it as add-ons to their corporate or professional attire. As a matter of fact, there are actually a number of cufflinks available in the market that is specially designed for women. Cuff links are not exclusively masculine anymore.

A long-sleeved blouse, blazers or none, coupled with a pair of sleek trousers or office skirt can be more attractive with a pair of cufflinks. Fashion has designed modern blouses for women with double holes or folded cuffs at the end of the sleeves. While it may not be as thick as that of men's dress shirts, they primarily serve the same purpose and could look really great with cufflinks.

The same rules apply for women who want to wear cufflinks. First off, the classic ones are for formal wear. A wide array of classic cuff links in different textures, designs and material are available. They're not necessarily expensive. Diamond studded ones are not needed. Your cuff links does not have to be to look classy. Simplicity is the key. Modestly designed cufflinks are not only elegant, but they can be paired off with more dresses as well.

When it comes to color, you can choose the same color as that of men's although women are given more liberty in choosing colors like purple, lavender, fuchsia or any other color that men wouldn't even think of wearing. Colored cufflinks are obviously feminine cufflinks and with the variety of design and colors available, you can easily distinguish which cufflinks are for men or women.

Take note: Your cufflinks should pick up the color of your other accessories like your wristwatch, necklace or earrings. The prevailing color of your cuff links should match perfectly the color of your accessories. For classic silver-toned cufflinks, you have to wear silver jewelry and gold-toned cufflinks for gold jewelry. If you have pearl earrings, you can also match them with a female design of mother of pearl cufflinks.

A lot of cufflinks are now overtly feminine which discounts men from wearing such designs and colors. Some can be worn by both men and women but a lot of fabulously designed cufflinks are now designed exclusively for women. All these are available in jewelry stores offline and online. Happy shopping!

Mary Michaels invites you to take a look at the latest cufflinks for men offered at Specialists in novelty cufflinks, men's unique gifts and accessories - you're certain to find something to your liking.

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