The “bracelets of submission” are worn by DC comic book Amazon Diana Prince, better known as Wonder Woman. Recently this comic book princess was depicted by Gal Gadot in the heroine’s record breaking silver screen debut. Canonically the bracelets were a reminder for the Amazon women to balance their power. If removed, the Amazon would rage into a destructive frenzy, but when worn, the cuffs are a tool of protection from harm. We often seen Wonder Woman able to deflect bullets with her arm wear.
More than breathtaking cinematography, the film re-ignited the cuff jewelry trend. Cuffs have always been around, since the ancient Romans to Disco Divas in the 70’s. I personally always associated them with my grandmother, since she liked loud costume jewelry and meticulously styled the perfect piece for every one of her outfits. One of her staples was to have a large bangle pushed up her forearm. So naturally, I love that Gal Gadot’s depiction of Wonder woman has brought this accessory back to the forefront, empowering a new generation of women to wear bold jewelry.
Below I took a look into some Philadelphia fall fashion inspiration for the inner Amazonian.