The trend in watches is clear: thick straps, boxy watch faces, and bold designs all around are a fashion moment that we're loving. However, these popular designs feel and look cumbersome for those of us have smaller hands and wrists. But fear not -- there are diverse, lovely options for petite wrists, or for those who appreciate watches with a more slender look.
1. Fossil: Carlie Mini Three-Hand Gray Leather Watch
Fossil always has a wonderful variety of watches, which now include smart watches, solar powered rechargeable watches, and traditional mechanical watches. The Carlie Mini features a gray leather strap, a gray face, and a stainless steel rose gold case. As reviewers aptly noted, this watch can be dressed up or down, and the gray and gold colors easily match other color palettes. The Carlie Mini retails for $100.
2. Rosefield: The Oval Pearl Gold Lilac
Rosefield sells beautiful, trendy watches, with an eye toward colorful watch bands. The Oval Pearl Gold Lilac consists of a leather band in lilac with a white pearl watch face enclosed by brass gold. Fresh and unique, this pastel lilac watch is a perfect complement to any spring style. The oval face is also lovely for a petite wrist. The Oval Pearl Gold Lilac retails for $119.
3. Vanna: Eclipse Ocean
Designed in LA, Vanna's watches are perfect for those who appreciate an avant-garde, sophisticated style. The Eclipse Watch features a thick band balanced by the chic elegance in the outline of a half moon. Made of stainless steel and 23k gold plating, this is a sturdy but elegant watch. The face color also comes in emerald, pearl, and jet black. The Eclipse Watch retails for $195.
4. Vanna: Claire Sandstone
Another classy option from Vanna is the Claire Sandstone watch, a rose gold bangle with a genuine blue sandstone dial. The bangle is a classic look for petite wrists (unfortunately, this isn't a popular look at the moment, which is why Vanna appears twice on this list!). The simple band and glittery watch face make for an elegant, refined look. The Claire Sandstone retails for $195.
5. Kate Spade: Monroe Pearl Bracelet Watch
Somewhat less common, especially with today's trends in women's watches, are bracelet watches. Kate Spade's Monroe Watch perfectly blends the elegance of a pearl bracelet and the practicality of refined watch. The watch consists of a gold-tone stainless steel case, a pearl and gold-tone stainless steel bracelet, and a pearl watch face. This is the perfect watch for a dressy occasion. It retails for $248.
6. Movado: Movado BOLD Bangle
Last but certainly not least is Movado's BOLD Bangle in black. The watch is made of a black ion-plated stainless steel case and bangle, a black sunray dial, a pearl finish on the watch face, and a crystal set dot. This is a sleek, contemporary watch that will enhance any look. The Movado BOLD Bangle retails for $495.