Now that you've decided you want to add an anklet to your jewelry and wear it out of the house, you'll quickly find that you face two questions about your new ankle accessories. Should you wear an anklet on each ankle or just one of them? And if you are only going to wear an anklet on one leg, which ankle should be so lucky as to get the ankle bracelet? We'll tackle each of these dilemmas in turn:
Should You Wear an Anklet on One or Both Ankles ??
The decision to wear an ankle chain on one or both ankles is, to a large extent, a matter of personal preference. The slightly more popular style is to only wear one anklet at a time, but, as with most things, it depends on the outfit and the other accessories.
Should You Wear a Single Anklet on the Left or Right Ankle??
If you interested in wearing only one anklet, you face the classic dilemma of whether to wear it on your right or left ankle. In the United States, there aren't yet any hard and fast rules as to whether you should wear a single anklet on the left or right side.
Historically, in some areas, wearing an ankle chain on your right ankle meant that you were married and the left ankle meant that you were single and looking. But this has always depended on your geographic location, and in some areas the left ankle meant that you were taken and the right meant that you were single and looking
Indeed, the tradition of wearing an anklet as a symbol of your relationship status seems to have fallen to the wayside among many, as most women wear their anklet on the right ankle. Wikipedia currently speculates that this has something to do with the fact that more women are right handed. But I've yet to come up with a satisfactory explanation as to why writing with your right hand means that you should wear your anklet on your right also (unlike the trend to wear a watch on your left wrist if you are right-handed, which makes eminent sense to me). I've seen some mention that women find it easier to put their anklet on the right side.
When it comes down to it, it's ultimately a matter of personal preference. People in the United States tend to wear anklets today for their beauty and fashion rather than an expectation that it will help them find a mate.