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Styles of Ladies Watches

Ladies watches started life as pocket watches or small timepieces that were worn around the neck on a chain or pinned to a dress as a brooch. These days you can still buy these styles of ladies watches but those worn on the wrist are the more popular option. Many fashion houses have extended their accessory ranges to include ladies timepieces so there is now more choice than ever before. Here are some of the more popular styles of ladies watches available on the market today.

Dress Watches

This style of ladies watches tends to be elegant and understated with a metal strap or band. The faces are normally made to appear to be delicate and often have crystals set into the face or around the edge of the face. Most of the time, these watches are made from a precious metal such as gold, silver or platinum. Often expensive to purchase, this style of ladies timepieces are meant to be something that is looked after and kept for many years.

Bracelet or Bangle Watches

There are many different types of this style of ladies watches and you can find one to suit pretty much any situation. The most popular version of these bangle style watches has a solid strap made from a precious metal to give the impression that the lady is wearing a bangle as opposed to a watch. These are often used as accessories for business attire but also look great with evening wear. The bracelet styles of ladies watches can have the appearance of a charm bracelet, with the watch face as just one of the many charms on it or they may have a thin solid band that is slightly loose on the wrist to allow it to move with the wearer.

Ladies WatchesCuff Watches

This style of ladies timepieces is definitely growing in popularity and designers are creating styles that are classically elegant as well as those that are ultra trendy. You can buy them in a range of materials from solid gold to cloth, with many variations on the design. The faces of this style of watches are not as important and are often plain and fairly small. This is a really great style of ladies watch that can be worn in any situation with just about any outfit.

Jewelled Watches

Every manufacturer of ladies watches will have a jewelled range in their collection. Ladies can choose from understated to outright bling in a variety of shapes and styles. Often jewelled ladies timepieces incorporate many of the styles listed above, but some manufacturers have taken this a step further and created some really unique styles of jewelled ladies watches. Even those ladies that normally prefer a plainer style of watch could find themselves falling in love with one of these jewelled watches.

Sports Watches

Previously sports watches were big and clumpy and not particularly designed to suit a lady’s smaller wrist. Things have changed and there is a wide range of sporty ladies watches available in a range of colours from the bright and vibrant to the pastel or metal. Sporty watches are often seen as a fashion accessory and not just a functional item.

Author Bio: Richard Rake works for one of the largest retailers of ladies watches (in Danish dameure) as well as men’s watches in Europe.

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Ladies Wrist Watches With Diamonds

The spring 2013 runway shows have indicated that fashion this year will be all about bold, forward outfits that make serious visual impact. Neon colours, dramatic patterns, and stark contrasts ruled the runways. To accompany such style, accessories with a little panache are in order. Watches this year will be peppered with diamonds, and every trendy girl should be sure to find the ideal diamond watch to complement her style.

For ladies with a classic sense of style, the Rolex Pearl master white gold diamond watch with a black jubilee face is the perfect fit. The case and bracelet are made from fine 18kt white gold, and the case is set with 32 sparkling diamonds. This watch features a hidden folding clasp that makes the overall shape simply elegant. The black face starkly offsets the light colour of the metal, echoing a common trend from the spring 2013 runway.

The Rolex Pearl master watch would complement a brilliant black-and-white patterned outfit splendidly. This style was omnipresent at spring style showcases. Marc Jacobs showed a 1960′s-inspired black-and-white checkered dress for spring, and he and Michael Kors both made use of aggressive “prisoner” stripes. Dianne Von Furstenberg showed a beautiful black pant suit accented by vibrant white polka dots. Another common trend this spring is lingerie-inspired evening wear. Many of these garments feature black lace, which would pair brilliantly with this watch, as well.

Wrist WatchesWomen who like to wear bright colours may find their perfect match in the Gucci g-Timeless watch with diamonds. The iridescent face on this gorgeous watch adds a pop of bright colour to an otherwise classic accessory. This watch’s strap is made of lush grey leather, and 12 diamonds are set into the face. This timepiece is water resistant to 50 meters and made from durable stainless steel.

The Gucci g-Timeless watch is consistent with the extremely popular neon trend for 2013. Countless designers bedecked their models in electric colours this year, often accompanied by textiles reminiscent of the 1960′s. Leather and pleather in bright colours could be seen in many shows. Rag and Bone showed a collection of neon, sporty coats that was simply delightful. Helmet Lang and Oscar DE la Renta, for their part, took neon to the next level with multicoloured, three-piece outfits. A simple watch from a designer like Gucci with just a dash of bright colour would suit this trend beautifully.

A less traditional taste in watches may lead a lady to the Omega Constellation collection. A particularly stylish watch in this collection is the red gold on red gold watch with diamonds on the face, case, and band. The abundance of diamonds gives this watch an unmistakable air of luxury, while the wave pattern offers a sense of whimsy. The unique red gold makes this beautiful timepiece a true standout. The sapphire crystal dome is scratch-resistant, and this watch withstands water to the depth of 100 meters.

This Omega Watch would pair beautifully with evening wear, particularly the Eastern-inspired gowns that have become so popular in 2013. Garments made from opulent fabrics that call Indian nights to mind dominated the spring runways. Paired with Eastern makeup and sandals, these dresses can lend any woman an air of mystery. Marc Jacobs and Marches showed particularly elegant examples of this style this spring. The colour of the Omega Constellations watch echoes many of the rich hues of the fabrics used in this trend, and the playful diamond pattern suits the overall tone.

Finally, women with demure tastes will love the petite, dainty charm of the Cartier mini white gold diamond watch. Made from 18kt white gold with a soft silver face, this watch is the definition of subtle elegance. A ring of diamonds around the case and a classic, braided band are lovely without being ostentatious. Cartier watches feature precision Swiss quartz movement, and this model is water resistant to 30 meters. This truly high-end watch screams “class” and would accent many of 2013′s hottest styles nicely.

The lingerie-influenced evening wear that has emerged as a force in 2013 cries out for simple accessories such as this Cartier watch. This trend makes use of sheer fabric, alluring cuts, and lacy accents, playfully riffing on teddies and nightgowns. Vera Wang, Jason Wu, and BCBG all showed garments that toed the line between beauty and scandal this spring. Such flirtatious garments do not require an overabundance of accessories. A simple, stylish watch such as this would work perfectly. This Cartier watch would also pair well with a bold leather outfit. Leather has made a strong comeback this spring, with many designers even offering sassy, leather dresses.

For every trend and every woman’s personal style, there is a diamond watch. Finding the right one for each look is half the fun; showing it off is the other half!