Bangle bracelets can dress up a pair of jeans and T-shirt, or finish off a formal evening look, but when they slide around and clank together, you’ll find yourself too annoyed to appreciate them. Unlike tight elastic bracelets, bangles won’t stay completely still throughout the day, but a few simple tricks can make them more stable without hurting your look. Pull on one or two bangles for an understated look, or make a statement by filling half your arm with bracelets.

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Wear a long-sleeve shirt if it’s weather-appropriate. Having a layer of fabric over your wrists will give the bracelets less room to move around and will provide friction that will cut down on slippage.

Choose your bracelets. They should be just large enough to squeeze past the thickest part of your hand. If they slide over your hands easily, they’ll not only slide around your wrist, but might fall off altogether.

Cut a tie if you want to wear multiple bracelets at the same time. Use a piece of string or elastic if that’s all you have available, or cut a piece of cloth or ribbon to make the look more decorative. The length of your tie depends on how many bracelets you use, but a 12-inch piece should be sufficient.

Stack all your bangles together and tie the string around them. Tie the ends of the string into a knot and slide it around so it’s inside the bracelet, or tie the ends into a bow and let it show on the outside of the bracelets.

Glue pieces of rubber onto the inside of thicker bracelets. This technique won’t work on thin bangles, but will work on metal bracelets that are 1/4-inch thick or wider. Cut inch-long pieces of rubber bands and glue a few onto the inside of the bracelets with a hot glue gun. Let the glue dry, then slide the bracelets onto your wrist. The rubber will help bangles stay in place all day.