As Who What Wear's shopping editor, I spend a lot of time searching the runways for the next big trend. Wide-leg jeans, leather trench coats, and maxi dresses might have been top of our talking points for the last few months, but it's what we wear with our clothing that is equally discussion worthy. Good accessories can make or break an outfit, and as the seasons shift and our wardrobes adapt to fit the change in temperatures, the one thing that remains consistent is how we style our jewellery. After all, jewellery is the one investment buy we can count on all year round, and while trends do come and go, you can guarantee that classic pieces have longevity for a reason, and as I’m determined to incorporate some more luxury into my everyday rotation, I spotted a jewellery revival too good to miss. The tennis bracelet.
Rumour has it that the formally known “eternity bracelet” didn't become a tennis accessory until the 1970s when American player Chris Evert started wearing her simple, diamond studded bracelet during matches, immediately capturing the attention of viewers and sparking a trend for everyday luxury on and off the court.
Flash forward fifty years and while we were busily searching teardrop earrings and colourful enamel, celebs have been rewearing the classic diamond tennis bracelet with everything from plain white tees to black tie gowns. Scrolling through Sofia Richie Grainge's Instagram reads like a "how to style a tennis bracelet" manual as she rewears stacked bracelets time and time again with her unique take on Gen-Z Hollywood glamour. And if you're looking for how to dress up diamonds for evening, look no further than Hailey Bieber, who has been spotted wearing her bracelet with a tank top and jeans, and changing into a black satin gown for a Tiffanys and Co event. Proof of the elegant bracelets versatility.
As searches for tennis bracelets have surged in the last 12 months, we've noted just how many celebrities, influencers and editors have been pictured in the simple style. And if Meghan Markle, Jennifer Lopez, and Zendaya are anything to go by, we have not only a newly revived trend, but a certified icon on our hands.
Interested in elegant arm candy ahead of party and gifting season? Us too. Keep scrolling for our edit of the very best tennis bracelets to buy now and wear forever. Game, set, and match.
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