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3 Ways To Wear Cufflinks for Women

3 Ways To Wear Cuff Links for Women

UPDATE: We've officially sold out! We've updated our links to provide alternative fashion options for women's cufflinks and french cuff dress shirts in the meantime.

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Cufflinks for women are the hottest trend right now in fashion accessories.

I've created 3 ways to wear cufflinks for women after coming down from my fashion high from New York Fashion Week. I've discovered some fun and eclectic new trends that have caught my attention LOUD and CLEAR from the NYFW runways. But let's be honest – the Fashion Week pieces are a little over the top! Especially for busy working moms like myself (and you) who probably can't show up to work in this…

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Photo Credit Source: Vogue Magazine

The first thought that came to my mind whenever I'd hear the word cufflinks: men's tuxedo. Something a man would wear to their wedding with their tuxedo, to a black tie event, to a VERY special event or…just a very wealthy man overall. Bahaha!

The It Mom Cufflinks

Then one day my mind was completely blown when my husband received a fancy package in the mail of bow ties and handwoven silk cufflinks. The cuff links were gorgeous and I envisioned how cute and sophisticated they would be on women wearing their crisp dress shirts a variety of ways.

Are cufflinks only for men?

I did some research on where the cufflink originated and the history of the cufflink and was pretty amazed with some of the details I found. The modern cuff link first appeared in the early 1500s, and worn with ruffled wristbands that had to be tied together with strings by elite, proper gentlemen. It wasn't until the early 1700s that different, more ornate styles came into play — from gold and silver linked chains to glass cuff links. The by mid-1700s, cuff links were button shaped made of jewels like diamonds and became a fashion accessory staple in a man's wardrobe.

The Industrial Revolution arrived towards the end of the 1700s where manufacturing cuff links were more affordable for men of almost every class. Now cufflinks provide everyone (including women) an opportunity to customize and exclusively add a taste of their own unique sense of style to their dress shirts or suits. There are a variety of designs and styles now, but the perception of cufflinks have remained the same through many generations up until today: socialyte, high society, and luxury are those perceptions.

Cufflinks for women

I also noticed something else that was lacking in the cufflinks industry – the available designs and styles for women! I've worn cufflinks to work and it's amazing how many compliments I received from peers and management about these cufflinks. And they go with any outfit, they are amazing in every way with adding a unique touch of my own custom style into boring dress shirts.

To show you examples of how a touch of small cufflinks can create such an elegant and gorgeous look to your outfit, I've put together 3-different ways you can wear cufflinks for the modern mom.

The It Mom Cufflinks

You can wear your cufflinks with a skirt when you're out in the town shopping.

The It Mom Cufflinks

You can wear your cufflinks with culottes or slacks as workwear for our career moms.

The It Mom Cufflinks

You can wear your cufflinks with jeans and a pair of patent leather pumps for casual days of running errands.

Your lookbook is unlimited when you've got a unique set of cufflinks for women to pair with your outfits. If you're new to wearing cufflinks, it's important to know that you must wear them with a crisp, fitted french dress shirt like the one in the photo above.

A french cuff dress shirt for large chested women.

A french cuff fitted dress shirt should have soft, comfortable fabric with high quality stitching and anti-gap buttons. Anti-gap buttons are necessary for women with large chests. If you are large chested, you will totally understand where I'm coming from when it comes to shopping for button-down anything…it can be a total nightmare and require modifications using safety pins, fashion tape, or custom alterations.

The It Mom 3/4 sleeve dress shirt

The It Mom Sleeveless Button Down ShirtThe It Mom White Button Down French Cuff Dress Shirt


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24 Comments

  • Reply
    chei
    December 2, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Oh i love the cufflinks with skirt! You look stunning!

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    Mary Barham
    December 2, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    oh I LOVE this trend! I never thought about wearing cuff links… but I am going to start now! They look great! Very Classy!

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    Chloe
    December 2, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    You make cufflinks look super stylish! I don’t get to wear much of that attire anymore but I can see how well you can make it work.

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    Anne Yedlin
    December 2, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    I never would have thought about cuff links for women. That’s really cool

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    Grant Leishman
    December 2, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    What a neat idea. I know very few men who use them these days and finding a fashion use for them for women is innovative and cool. I love them – great stuff.

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    Cynthia Williamston
    December 3, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    I am a big fan of cuff links for women. They can be personalized in so many ways from beautiful gems to former earrings. The coral ones you are wearing look great, can’t wait to see more.

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    Bill S
    December 3, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    What a unique way to add a touch to your blouses like this!! I am going to have to show this to my wife she would rock this look!

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    christina aliperti
    December 4, 2016 at 12:31 AM

    I love that women are wearing cufflinks now. I always thought they could add a lot to an outfit.

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    ana
    December 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    I think that cufflinks look great on anyone regardless of gender. I love your cufflinks with the pretty skirts too.

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    Amber Myers
    December 4, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Great to know! I’ve actually never worn cufflinks before.

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    Sarah-Louise Bailey
    December 5, 2016 at 1:22 AM

    Cufflinks were also good for women especially if it fits well. It looks good on a formal wear and office attire. And it definitely looks stunning with it.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth O.
    December 5, 2016 at 1:31 AM

    That’s awesome! I love the outfits that you posted. Cufflinks are definitely not just for the men. We can rock them too!

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    Sheri
    December 5, 2016 at 2:11 AM

    Very nice. Love the cuff links and the outfit. I like how the cuff links give that added touch to the outfit.

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    Candace
    December 5, 2016 at 3:01 AM

    These are so really cute looks. I’d never have thought to wear cuff links but they really make these outfits

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    Katy {ashadeofteal}
    December 5, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    I’ve never worm cuff-links before, but the are all great ideas. Love all your outfits!

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    CourtneyLynne
    December 5, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Oooo those are definitely some creative ways to wear cufflinks!!! I would of never thought about wearing them

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    Colette S
    December 5, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    I’ve not thought about women using cufflinks in wardrobe before. I like it now and you do make it very fashionable!

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    Enricoh Alfonzo
    December 6, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Se manifique! Loved the photo journal and descriptions.
    belíssima fotografia.
    I love cufflinks! it’s great that theres some for women too

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    Misty Dawn Nelson
    December 7, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Wow, What a cool outfit and looks gorgeous on you I really love the white top.

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    Leigh Anne Miller Borders
    December 9, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Great suggestions for wearing them. I do not have many things with cuffs, but what I do, I will try these tips.

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    Dana Vento
    December 10, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    I love your outfits you looks gorgeous on that! Cupplinks looks good on you so beautiful!

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    katrina gehman
    December 18, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    i hae never thought of wearing them. i love the idea. now to find a shirt.

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    Hiroko
    November 23, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    Hi, I just came across your blog and thought I would mention that we have been making women’s cufflinks for a few years now: http://www.hkplusnp.com. Hope you like them!

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