Wrist ribbons

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  1. j'adore_couture

    j'adore_couture New Member

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    I never thought this would be a "trend," and I'm still not really sure if it is, but I've seen a lot of people wearing ribbons as bracelets recently. I googled around and apparently in some places this has been around for a while.
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    for example dakota fanning (personally i prefer darker colors for it because this light color makes it look like a bandage :doh:)
    source justjared.com

    I think it's kind of cute and a good way to not waste a strand of ribbon:D Really easy way to make a bracelet!
    What do you think?

    Post some pics if you see anyone with this.
     
  2. j'adore_couture

    j'adore_couture New Member

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    twitter.com/ROBsessedBlog

    Not exactly ribbons (I think they're shoelaces) but still.
     
  3. EvaIntl

    EvaIntl New Member

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    now this is something i would love to become a trend!! :woot: i don't like the shoelaces, but dakota's ribbon is kickass.
     
  4. ponytrot

    ponytrot New Member

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    oh gosh - i use to do this all the time! :woot:

    from ballet, i always had ribbons for hair, shoes everything, so i'd just wear a long ribbon on my wrist for convenience (and it looked pretty)
     
  5. xing

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    Pretty ribbon, yes. Shoelaces, no.
     
  6. j'adore_couture

    j'adore_couture New Member

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    ^Agree, but I guess shoelaces have their pros too. Ribbons tend to get wispy easily so shoelaces might last longer.
     
  7. xing

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    There's actually a trick to that wispy thing. Take clear polish and paint a couple layers at the end and they normally won't unravel anymore. Or if you're too lazy to wait for it to dry and paint so many layers, just take some fabric glue and apply a tiny bit to the end.
     
  8. jennifer~

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    It can be cute I suppose, but the first picture's an example of how to make this trend look like medical gauze, from a distance. I'd stick with thin ribbon and such, or stay away from white... :p
     
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    Some of them look like hair elastics.
    Id like to see more photos.
     
  10. j'adore_couture

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    I haven't been able to find street style photos of this, but I'm sure they exist. As for it looking like bandages, yeah, I think it looks prettier when tied into a bow or with darker ribbon.
     
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    green ribbons!
     
  12. papa_levante

    papa_levante oh! darling

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    I once tried to wear ribbons, but it was too long and always got in the way of what I was doing. My friend Eric was able to burn/fasten a shoelace on his wrist. It looks cool, but it is plain.
     
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    That's such a good idea! i often go into craft stores and fall in love with ribbon and all i can think to do with it is tie it around my pony tail or sew it onto clothes. What a great, simple way of wearing a cute ribbon!!
     
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    I feel like taking this a step further and just wearing bandages.....
     
  15. jennifer~

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    Hahah, I guess the ultimate accessory would be a wrist brace, in wich case we could all aspire to carpal tunnel by using our computers enough. -_- Or just wear one for the look, but that's like cheating.
     
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    If it's synthetic, you can melt the end with a match.
     
  18. pinksatin

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    I was just gonna say! :p Or light a candle with the match and use that.
     
  19. LucieRibbons

    LucieRibbons New Member

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    I've been using ribbon as bracelets since 2006. Two of my friends made fun of me for it a couple of months ago. But I think it's quite quirky.

    And the burning thing works... ah the hazards of candles.
     
  20. j'adore_couture

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    ^Quirky and also money-saving! :lol: I always somehow lose bracelets so using ribbon is a great alternative, I won't get sad if I lose it!
     

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