Whether you're planning on getting a funky new bracelet, like our brand-new Boy Bubble Bracelet, to match your latest date night outfit or you need a cute but functional new watch, you're going to want to find your wrist size. The traditional way to do this is involves using measuring tape.
However, not everyone is a tailor and has a measuring tape lying around. We know that disheartening feeling when you bring home a gorgeous new bracelet, only to discover it doesn't fit.
To avoid this unfortunate scenario, we decided to create this detailed guide! We’re going to teach you three fool-proof methods to measure your wrist without tape. You’re guaranteed to get an accurate measurement so you can buy that bracelet or watch without having to worry about returning it the next day.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WRIST WITHOUT TAPE
Realistically, there are several methods you could use to measure your wrist without tape. The best part about these alternative methods is you can use everyday objects that you have lying around your home.
Some people use a garden twist tie to measure their wrists. Others use a metal or rubber band or a sheet of paper. Some of those methods aren’t 100% reliable, and we want to make this as easy on you as possible.
So, we're going to focus on three methods that are guaranteed to give you an accurate measurement. The methods we'll cover in this guide include the string and ruler method, the paper and ruler method, and an app.
Are you ready to find out your wrist size so you can go shopping with complete confidence? Let’s get started!
THE STRING AND RULER METHOD
This is the quickest and easiest method for measuring your wrist without measuring tape. You’ll only need two things for this method- a piece of string (even a shoelace will do!) and a ruler.
Now, if you don’t have a regular ruler, then you could also use a dollar bill! Dollar bills are super convenient because they’re almost a perfect six inches long. So, if you place two dollar bills one after the other on a flat surface, then they’ll measure about twelve inches.
Here’s how to use this method to find your wrist measurement:
Step 1: Lay your arm on a flat surface.
Step 2: Take one end of the string and wrap it around your wrist until the end touches the rest of the length of the string.
Step 3: Grasp the part of the string where the end meets the rest of the string.
Step 4: Lay the string on your ruler (or dollar bills!) to get your measurement.
This is a super easy method with very quick steps. Make sure to write down your wrist measurement before your go shopping for a new bracelet, like our Sunny Bracelet, so you don't forget.
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THE PAPER AND RULER METHOD
The paper and ruler method is very similar to the string and ruler method. The difference with this method is you’re using a piece of paper instead of a string.
Maybe you don't have any strings lying around, and you don't want to undo a shoelace to get your wrist measurement. In that case, you can take a ruler and piece of paper out of your printer, journal, or calendar and use those.
We have a few easy steps for you to follow for this method:
Step 1: Lay the piece of paper down on a flat, even surface.
Step 2: Place your arm down on the piece of paper and make sure your wrist is flat.
Step 3: Wrap one end of the paper around your wrist, and roll your wrist until the starting end of the paper touches the rest of the paper.
Step 4: Mark where the paper meets.
Step 5: Use a ruler to measure the distance marked on the piece of paper.
This method includes a little more effort than the string and ruler method, but it's an excellent option for when you need an accurate measurement but don't have a piece of string lying around.
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USE AN APP
Everything is digital these days! This is a big help in certain situations, including when you need to know your wrist measurement. Maybe you don't have a ruler lying around, and most people don't carry cash anymore.
This leaves you in a bit of a situation. Thankfully, as long as you have a smartphone, there’s still a way to get an accurate wrist measurement! You’ll need to download an app onto your phone for this method, so the first thing you want to do is check and make sure you have some storage available on your phone.
If you’re running low on storage space, try deleting an app or two that you haven’t used lately. Remember, you can always re-download it after you get your wrist measurement!
You’ll need to follow these quick steps to use this method:
Step 1: For iPhone users, download the Measure App for iPhones. Android users will need to download the Ruler App for Android.
Step 2: After you download the app, follow steps 1-3 of the string and ruler method or steps 1-4 of the paper and ruler method.
Step 3: Lay the string or piece of paper against the app to get your wrist measurement!
This is a perfect method for those who don’t have a ruler or carry cash around. You’ll still get an accurate measurement, and you’ll have a handy new app on your phone. It’s a win-win.
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FIND YOUR DREAM BRACELET WITH LACKORE COUTURE
Once you have an accurate wrist measurement, it’s time to find your dream bracelet! You can browse our collections to find a bracelet that matches your style and fits you like a glove. We have styles, metals, and charms that will fit your unique style and accentuate any look.Related: HOW TO STORE JEWELRY