Loom Bracelets: How To Wear Kate Middleton's New Favorite Accessory

Loom Bracelets: How To Wear Kate Middleton's New Favorite Accessory

Chances are, if you have anyone under the age of 15 in your family, you know what a loom bracelet is. The handmade, woven plastic accessories have really taken off in the past year or so, and their sales recently came to a head—a 331% boost in sales, thanks to a little help from global style arbiter Kate Middleton.

On her royal tour of New Zealand, the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing one of the bracelets, which was gifted to her by the people of the town of Christchurch. Shortly thereafter—in keeping with her long tradition of causing designer items to completely sell out—sales of loom bracelets skyrocketed.

But Middleton is far from the first style star to wear a woven friendship bracelet—scroll down for more stylish celebrities who love loom bracelets, and 8 stylish woven options you can shop now!

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    Kate Middleton

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge: the woman who has made the loom bracelet cooler than ever thought possible.

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    The pop star was spotted wearing woven Cruciani C bracelets during a press conference in Brazil last year. 

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    PHOTO: The Colbert Report

    Drew Barrymore

    For an appearance on The Colbert Report, Barrymore stayed true to her flower child roots by wearing a solid set of colorful friendship bracelets.

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    Lauren Conrad

    A longtime fan of the friendship bracelet, Conrad love for the pieces pre-dates the birth of the loom bracelet, back to her days on The Hills.

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    Boticca Rainbow Bracelet ($34)

    This dainty, intertwined rainbow bracelet is the closest thing to a grown-up version of the often super colorful loom bracelets.

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    Madewell Braided ID Bracelet ($28)

    If bright colors aren’t really your thing, a black-and-white striped version is a really stylish alternative.

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    The Brave Collection Sun Bracelet ($70)

    A little gold Buddhist charm adds a distinctly spiritual vibe. 

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    Mango Double Braided Bracelet ($13)

    For an extra injection of style, reach for the woven leather.

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    House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Macrame Bracelet ($18)

    For maximum effect, stack these extra-dainty bracelets with other chunkier accessories.

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    Dezso by Sara Beltrán Shell Woven Friendship Bracelet ($65)

    The tiny seashell charm on this bright bracelet gives off a chic little beachy vibe.

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    Henri Bendel Pave Deco Bar Macrame Bracelet ($28)

    You can’t go wrong with Henri Bendel—the rose gold bar on this woven bracelet adds glitz without being cheesy.

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    Kimberly McDonald Dark Geode and Macramé Bracelet ($6,100)

    A rare gemstone contrasts very well with a pop of coral.

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