Women’s watches- the best fashion watches for women

Women’s watches – Best fashion watches for women

Despite the high-tech era, where smart devices are within our reach of budget, where telling time is available wherever you look, on your mobile phone, wall clock, computer, most of us feel naked and incomplete without a watch on our wrist.

We went on a hunt to find the very best fashion watches for women, making sure to keep the prices at a minimum, everything on this list is under $300, and many are under $100, including those from well-known brands and designers.

Women’s watches – choose according to your style

With men’s watches dominating the industry, women’s watches can sometimes take a backseat for women when trying to style a look correctly.  Women today are embracing watches to suit their individual style. Unlike men, women can wear a watch anywhere any watch types for any occasion. For men, there are certain rules on how to wear a watch properly to suit their clothes, for instance, dress watch matches suit and tie events, and so on. For women, the options are endless, as this is seen more of accessories or outfit enhancers rather than a status symbol.

Women’s watches – simple rules to follow

Women can use watches is far bolder ways to drive a fashion sensibility as opposed to merely matching metallics. On the other hand, there are times when timepieces should not be overtly flashy or riddled with bling as that can pull apart an entire look. Stress not, for we have put together a few simple rules for you to follow and in no time you will see how your timepiece can make all the difference to your style.

Women’s watches – Formal events

As a rule of thumb for formal watches is to stick to traditional women’s watches. Watches for women are extremely versatile and can be styled to any occasion or look. More importantly, they are understated. Your watch should never distract from your outfit but instead play a support role in pulling your look together.

If you are wearing an evening dress then the most formal occasion calls for simplicity in the timepiece. A suitable dress watch for women only needs a thin black or brown leather strap showing only hours, minutes, seconds and maybe the date at most.

If you want to wear a metallic strap make sure that you match it with the metallic highlights in your outfit or other accessories.

Women’s watches – Other events

If your style is likely to be simple, there is a wide range of fashion watches for women that adorn bangle-style straps. Delicate and feminine, they are underrated, yet stylish.

For outdoor activities or summer activities, it is best to go with a sports watch for women, water-resistant, scratch-resistant, and the straps that are best suited for such events are NATO, rubber or Perlon.

Women’s watches – watch face style

Choosing the perfect stylish watch case is imperative. Regardless of your own personal and unique style, you are sure to find one that suits you.

– Round: round cases are the most common, and are perfect for women that covet the vintage style look. They are dainty and feminine and can be worn daily.

– Square: a square face is a combination of fun and sassy. If you want watches for women that screams funky, but still looks chic, then a square-faced watch is perfect for you.

– Square Oval: can also be called as squoval. A gorgeous abstract of the square, with soft, round edges. It is perfect for women that like to push fashion boundaries.

Women’s watches – list and reviews of affordable fashion watches for women

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, we were on a hunt for women’s watches under $300 and also under $100, to give you a little idea on which affordable women’s watches there are on the market that will still give a luxurious taste.

Women’s watches – #1

Skagen – Signatur Slim Mesh strap watch $75

Women's watches Skagen - Signatur Slim Mesh strap watch $75

A Danish inspired brand, Skagen boasts countless designs of women’s watches that have modern and minimal aesthetic, such as this item 2-toned gold and silver mesh bracelet strap for only $75

Women’s watches – #2

Daniel WellingtonClassic Petite Mesh Strap Watch $189

Women's watches Daniel Wellington
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  • Brand, Seller, or Collection Name: Daniel Wellington
  • Model number: DW00100163
  • Part Number: DW00100163
  • Model Year: 2017
  • Item Shape: Round
  • Dial window material type: Mineral
  • Display Type: Analog
  • Clasp: Hook Buckle
  • Case material: Rose Gold
  • Case diameter: 32 millimeters
  • Case Thickness: 6 millimeters
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel
  • Band length: Min - Max : 150-205 millimeters
  • Band width: 14 millimeters
  • Band Color: Rose Gold
  • Dial color: White
  • Bezel material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel function: Stationary
  • Item weight: 1.76 Ounces
  • Movement: Japanese Quartz
  • Water resistant depth: 100 Feet


The Classic Petite Melrose in white is the ultimate style staple. With its undeniable elegance, this is the kind of watch that looks just as good for a night out as it does in broad daylight.

User reviews

For those who may like to wear a loose watch like a bracelet, this DW slides effortless up and down but is a lot lighter than bands that have the individual links! Perfect for spring/summer, and actually could be worn with regular gold as the rose gold is very delicate. If I hold rose gold costume jewelry up to the watch, the jewelry looks much more pink and cheap. This watch glows!! Buy it!!
I'm 52 yrs old and have been looking for a light wt classic watch for several years with no luck. Last week I saw an ad for this watch in the NYC subway. Ordered it and had it two days later. I got the rose gold 32mm and it has a big "look" but fits perfectly on my small wrist. My daughter got the 28mm and she has a tiny wrist. It's the best inexpensive watch!! I now see lots of young professionals wearing it all over the city. My friend who wears a Michelle watch, saw it and is buying it bc it's so cute and light wt.
I have three Daniel Wellington watches and love them all! This one in particular is extremely elegant. The gold is a really subtle rose gold, which I like. I was worried it might be too far towards rose gold, but it is really lovely. I've had my other watches from DW for about 3 years and they have held up perfectly; still look really beautiful. This one in particular makes any outfit look instantly nicer. I'd highly recommend buying this watch if you want something simple, beautiful, elegant, and sharp.

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You might have seen this watch pop up on Kylie Jenner or Lili Reinhart. The brand is popular for its simplistic but chic mesh bands with gold accents, however, it does offer leather and canvas straps as well. Although this is at a higher price than mentioned below, it is truly worth the investment.

Women’s watches – #3

Fossil – Georgia Bone Leather Watch $105

Women's watches Fossil - Georgia Bone Leather Watch

Fossil is known for its quality leather goods and the same is true when it comes to women’s watches, although it also offers mesh and silicone straps among more. Whether you are buying this watch for yourself or as a gift, you have the option to engrave pieces to add a personal touch as well.

Women’s watches #4

Olivia Burton – 3D Daisy Leather strap watch $195

Women's watches Olivia Burton

Olivia Burton’s women’s watches are almost like an extension of its jewelry line because they are decorative as well. The watch faces are utilized in unexpected ways, just take this 3-dimensional daisy one, for example. If you are looking for an ultra-feminine style with a marble floral or patterned design, this is the brand for you.

Women’s watches – #5

Women's watches Breda

Breda $90

Breda, which launched in 2009 out of Dallas, Texas, has a wide range of durable watches that will hold up with everyday wear. The stainless steel metal adds a modern aesthetic to each style and they’re also water-resistant. 

Women’s watches – invest in a good watch

Much like a designer handbag, women’s watches are just more than an accessory, which is always worth the investment. A great timepiece can not only elevate the most basic of outfits, but it also has a way of instantly making you look polished and pulled together. Since women’s watches can cost upwards of several thousand dollars (depending on the option you choose), it’s important to pick a classic style that will pair perfectly with everything else you own.

Here is a list of women’s watches to consider as well. There are Luxury watches for women;