Ankle Bracelets and Long Shorts are Now OK for Office Wear

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With summer approaching, Ankle Bracelets are the perfect accessories for businesswomen to wear to the office. Jewelry designer, Denise Solay discusses how they can help create an Accessory Edge.

On Thursday, May 11th, Ruth LaFerla of the NY Times wrote “… around town and on the job… women of every age and type are embracing… crisply tailored, razor creased, shorts with hemlines that hover chastely at the knee.”

But what she missed was the perfect accessory to wear with those shorts… Ankle Bracelets. Yes, Ankle Bracelets. They’re not just for “biker chicks” anymore.

History and literature have hailed the delicate beauty of a woman’s foot for centuries. Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence are just two of the literary luminaries who have shined insight on the instep.

Jewelry designer, Denise Solay says, “With summer approaching, and all those long shorts and short longs showing all that leg, that gentle curve of the ankle just screams for an accent. Many businesswomen can now wear Ankle Bracelets to accessorize a wide range of fashion — from formal to fun. In addition, that sensuous sensation of something surrounding your ankle is very, very sexy.”

Denise Solay is the jewelry designer known as the “Workplace Jewelry Expert,” who creates “Unforgettable Jewelry for Unforgettable Women.” She predicts “Ankle Bracelets are going to be the coolest thing this hot summer. At work and play they’ll add that little sparkle that makes a woman look and feel special."

Solay says, “Ankle Bracelets don’t just have to be worn with just long shorts or skirts to the office. They’re very elegant peeking out from long pants as well. It’s that little touch of femininity that’s part of a businesswoman’s “Accessory Edge.” Although she does recommend, “For many offices, wearing a jacket with long shorts would probably cause less of a stir.”

According to Solay, “If you’re a senior woman executive, or aspiring to be one, ask yourself this question… “When was the last time you saw a male, senior executive wearing shorts to the office?” Unless you work for a company with a very casual dress code, the answer is probably “never.”

As women, we have more opportunities to get it wrong, but we have more opportunities to create a memorable image that projects power and warmth and leadership. And the right Ankle Bracelet can add that special touch that says, “This smart, efficient, tough, businesswoman is definitely a woman.“

A survey in England determined that 87% of Ankle Bracelets are worn on the right ankle. Possibly because most people are right handed.

Denise Solay has designed a collection of elegant Ankle Bracelets called ANKLETZZ, that can be seen on her website at

Denise Solay’s jewelry has been featured in all the major magazines and sold at top retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Barney’s, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Dayton Hudson, Maxfield’s, Ultimo, Takashimya, Holt Renfrew and Linda Dresner as well as numerous boutiques and catalogs. Her jewelry has been collected and worn by people such as Candace Bergen, Jerry Hall, Cindy Crawford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claudia Schiffer and Rachael Hunter.

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