Faced with a dilemma, yes that girlie-fashion quartz watch looks gorgeous. You love it! You can’t wait to receive the cute time piece via mail order, and to just slap it onto your wrist. Perhaps you’ve already made a purchase, or you are still weighing out your options?
Whichever stage of purchase you are at, there’s no escaping some pretty cracking questions. You torment yourself, “Once the stylish girlie-fashion quartz watch arrives… will it?”
Fit on my wrist size? Will it,
Match my face?
Match my height, weight?
Match my outfits?
Girl. These are torrid questions to attempt answering when the fashionable time piece is halfway being shipped to you. Still you fear it will just not fit anyway, and that perhaps… you are a bit helpless and there’s nothing you could have done about it.
Well, that might not be entirely correct… if you have not made purchases yet, there are several test and fit routines you can perform at home for that hot leather strap quartz watch, well before you place your order.
So what needs to be done before you place your online order?
I would say, follow the simple steps outlined below, and you are so very covered-:
Girl… start by measuring your wrist size.
Yes. It’s best you use a flexible tailor’s tape measure. Strap it into a fit, as loose as you would prefer, just below your wrist bone, where the classy watch will sit.
You don’t have a tailor’s tape measure? Okay. Don’t stress, you may also use a strip of paper, just mark where your wrist ends, then measure the paper markings against a ruler.
Your wrist size might be thin, slender, medium, or thick. For girls, 14-16cm is considered very thin. 16-17cm is somewhat medium and standard, whilst 17cm-18cm and above is a thick wrist.
Most grown up girls (age up to 28) have wrist sizes in the 16-17 cm range. This is the standard wrist size range for most fashion savvy boho-chic quartz watches as well.
Now, you should check to see if the girlie-fashion watch you intend to buy, has strap bands that have a length between 18cm to 27cm. That way, your wrist size is perfectly covered, and you will have the extra band length as comfort for a just-good-enough strapping into the buckle.
Now… let’s measure your height/weight/body structure.
Do you have a thin frame? And matching thin wrists? And are you considered chic-tall? Then girl… wearing a big watch will certainly accentuate your scrawniness.
It’s kind of, the same look you’ll get if you wear oversized clothes. You see, they may fit your height, but they’ll still look baggy and large if you don’t fill them out.
However, girl… if you’re tall and have proportionate mass, but just happen to have disproportionate little elf-wrists, then a watch that matches your frame and isn’t too much larger than your wrists alone, would probably be fine.
And now girl… let’s consider the outfits to wear with the watch.
North America office girls have a culture for wanting to look strong and assertive. Whilst European office girls tend to like looking a little bit demure.
Girls in North America prefer dressy quartz watches that may be a bit larger in case diameter (around 40-42mm), whilst smaller case diameter watches are preferred in Europe, Australia and Latin America (from 25-38mm).
Hot-chic fashion watch trends are also available for larger women in North American. So a bigger size may look more trend setting for them. Whilst the rest of the world’s girls prefer “dainty” size, classic quartz watches.
I would say… it’s really down to preference. Some girls have a tiny wrist at 5″ and yet feel vibes wearing a 33mm case diameter quartz watch, and still feel that it’s “just the right size.” And that it’s appropriate for workplace and dressy events.
Now girl… at this point, can you go ahead and choose the fitting size for your girlie-fashion quartz watch?
No, not yet. You still need to determine the watch’s features. Let’s start with the-:
Now girl… to find your smugly fitting look on your case diameter, use the wrist measurement. If your wrist is 16cm and below, select a small or medium sized case with a diameter of 25-38mm and below. If your wrist is 16-18cm, choose a larger case in the range 38-40mm. If your wrist is above 18cm, you may go for case diameters starting from 40cm upwards.
Go on, now let’s look at your quartz watch’s case thickness. Here, remember girl… as a general rule, it comes highly recommended that the case depth should be proportional to the watch’s case diameter.
That means the bigger your stylish quartz watch’s diameter, the thicker the case should be. The smaller the case diameter, the thinner the case, and so forth. If you stick to this rule, you’ll be able to choose the best girlie-fashion quartz watch that has a most flattering thickness for your cute wrist.
So here it is… a watch that is 25mm to 38mm in diameter, should have a 6-10mm thickness. A girlie-fashion watch that’s 40mm, should have a case diameter from 10mm and above. However, depending on style, some watches may actually look and feel cute when they have a case diameter of 40mm with a thickness of 8mm.
Girl, you need to check and be sure about your watch’s band width. Make sure that cute watch is a well-proportioned stylish time piece.
In fact, your girlie-fashion watch should have a strap width half the size of the case diameter. Therefore, if your watch features a 42mm case, it should have a 21mm band width. Of course, this is just a guide, your general preference still applies as you want to suit the kind of girl you are.
Fashion savvy girls barely choose quartz watches with metal straps. Unless otherwise, if the watch band is one solid bracelet type.
Otherwise in general, your pretty dressy quartz watch should have softer strap materials and the best choice would be to go for leather straps. You’ll find leather straps lighter and luxurious on your skin. They’re also hotly chic-savvy and feminine.
Remember… you’re not James Bond, you are a boho-chic.
Now to conclude.
If you have a skinny wrist.
Try to avoid girlie-fashion quartz watches that are too big and bulky. It will overwhelm your thin wrist and likely look awkward. Also, remember… anything large will have problems sitting neatly under a slim shirt cuff, so stick to small and slender designs.
Typically, a 38mm watch will offer the perfect fit for girls with very thin wrists.
Make sure that cute time piece is as dressy as it can ever be.
If you have a medium sized wrist.
It’s best you choose a girlie-fashion quartz watch that has a slim and sophisticated appeal without looking too dainty. To get this, try a timepiece that has a thin case and a medium sized diameter.
A design that’s 40mm will be super cute for your medium sized wrists. As for the thickness of the case, ensure that you keep it at, or below 10mm. Anything larger than 10mm may stick-out from your wrist.
Also, keep the overall design of the watch in mind when shopping online. Slim timepieces, which are ideal for medium sized wrists, tend to look best with slim bracelets.
If you have thick wrists and a big frame.
A thick wrist calls for a larger watch, but don’t get too carried away. Choosing your perfect classy quartz watch to suit your big frame doesn’t mean just selecting the biggest one on the market.
Try instead, to balance size with style. You may start by choosing a stylish girlie-fashion quartz watch with a 44-46mm case or slightly larger. This will ensure that the watch is proportionate to your wrist and doesn’t look or feel too small or large.
Then, once you feel a happy fit, you may choose the style that best suits your liking.
And also remember… your girlie-fashion watch should not feel heavy and look unsightly on your wrist, you need it to be comfortable and perfectly fitting. Not too loose, and not digging too tight into your skin. Just perfect.
Now make that bold statement and click away, choose your best style, girlie-fashion quartz watch and rock with your perfectly-chic dress. Enjoy, looking good girl!
Clare Hery is a passionate writer at Alice Gibbon Paris.
Clare has massive world-wide exposure writing about ALICE GIBBON best selling, highly popular, fashionable and exquisitely beautiful charm jewelry, charm bracelets, Christmas charms, Halloween charms, bangles, silver sterling charms, necklaces, rings, handbags, sunglasses, luxury leather watches and sparkling earrings.