Anklets became popular in the western world after skirt lengths rose. Before then, it would have been shocking to see the ankle at all! However anklets have decorated ankles in other parts of the world for thousands of years.
Technically any bracelet that fits can be worn as an anklet if it fits. Most anklets are 7.5 to 9″ in length. It’s best to wear something that isn’t too bulky. When walking, our feet will pass close together and a bulky anklet can be uncomfortable, or even painful. Leather and fabric cords are great choices, as are simple chains, or small beads.
TIP: Have a bracelet you love? Add an extension chain to make it long enough to wear on your ankle!