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Whether you were recently gifted an Apple Watch or had a delightful treat-yo-self moment and purchased the luxe arm candy for yourself, we can bet you probably weren’t too fond of the rubber and nylon bands they come with. If you’re going to spend all that money on a fancy watch, why not dress it up with a band you truly love?
Below, you’ll find some of the most stylish (and affordable) Apple Watch bands on the market, so you can add a personalized touch to your wrist.
Best Apple Watch bands under $25
The options are endless when it comes to this Apple Watch band from Wfeagl on Amazon. The band comes in over 40 different colorways and two sizes.
Made with resin materials and available in 26 different colors, this band bracelet will definitely make a fashion statement whenever you wear it out.
Do you find yourself falling into the clumsy camp often? For those who break things a little too easily, consider purchasing this pick from Supcase, which features a UB Pro bumper to create rugged shock absorption, as well as a raised bezel to protect the screen from damage.
The '90s are back in full force and scrunchies scream peak nostalgia fashion. This bestselling Apple Watch strap is not only unconventional, but it's also extremely comfortable.
Apple Watch sports bands
Perfect for any surfer or sea sport aficionado, this pick from Freestyle is made for those who love the convenience and strength of the leash closure, similar to a surfboard leash.
Etsy shoppers can't get enough of these vibrant nylon sports straps. Available in two dozen colors and two band sizes, several reviewers rave about their "terrific quality" and "perfect fit".
If you’re a fan of a colorful leather moment, then you’ll fall in love with one of these watch bands from Marge Plus, which comes in a variety of shades and looks simple yet stylish.
Made with fitness fanatics in mind, Nike's Apple Watch bands are made with breathable compression-molded perforations and durable synthetic materials that feel great around your wrist.
Apple Watch bands with cute designs
A super fun addition to any fashionista’s wrist, this cheetah print band from Casetify is water-, sweat- and scratch-resistant, and is made with cruelty-free vegan leather.
Add some whimsy to your wrist! This Etsy bestseller is bound to get you tons of compliments, according to several passionate reviewers.
For the lady who loves a good print moment, this pick from Casetify features a stealthy-looking leopard.
Scarf-meets-band in this Posh Tech silk scarf leather replacement band for the Apple Watch. Featuring a pretty tartan pattern, the scarf will add flair to any wrist.
Think flower power with this pretty watch band from Suigeneric. It’s made with hand-waxed cotton and comes with sturdy double-layer construction at 2mm thickness.
Available in several chic colors including black, gray and rose gold, this suede wrap bracelet would make the perfect gift for every woman in your life who owns a coveted Apple Watch.
Leather Apple Watch bands
If you’re looking for a great wedding or engagement gift for a friend, consider this classic leather Apple Watch band. You can even monogram it to truly make it one-of-a-kind.
Made with black Horween leather and manufactured in the USA, this band will develop a patina with time and takes on a look unique to you.
Available in 10 designs and colors, this double-breasted, knotted Apple Watch band is a unique take on the classic strap.
Delicate-looking and perfect for any woman with a smaller-sized wrist, this slim Apple Watch strap comes in many band and buckle colors and multiple device sizes.
Stainless steel Apple Watch bands
A good way to hide the fact that you’re wearing an Apple Watch? Just make it look like you’re wearing a fun bangle with this pick from Posh Tech.
Bring out the glam with this band from Secbolt, featuring blingy rhinestones and high-quality metal materials.
Made with premium stainless steel, a brushed finish and a classic butterfly clasp, this durable, luxe-looking Apple Watch strap is great for anyone who loves a thicker, more masculine-looking band.
Designer Apple Watch bands that are worth the splurge
Floral prints aren't just for spring. Wear the pretty pattern year-round with this silicone band from Kate Spade!
TikTokers have been reminding many of us why we love Coach's accessories this year. If you're a regular user of the app, this watch band if for you! If you're all about matching accessories, this strap also pairs well with the designer brand's Pillow Tabby shoulder bag.
Inspired by the namesake handbag collection, this McGraw watch band from Tory Burch features a patchwork of colorful leather, is compatible with the 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Apple Watch Series and just looks super funky and cool on your wrist.
Although it may just look like a plain ol' gold chain watch, if you look closely, you’ll see the cute hearts that march along the linked watch bracelet.
There’s something about scalloped anything that makes a look seem so much more polished.
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