How to get the Apple Watch Milanese loop look for less

Milanese Loop Apple Watch Band
Milanese Loop Apple Watch Band (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

Apple's original Milanese Loop for Apple Watch is beautiful, smooth, and made of stainless steel mesh that wraps around your wrist in a continuous, adjustable loop. However, the Milanese Loop is a pretty hefty investment. Going with a third-party option can save you a lot of money. Plus, you're not limited to the colors Apple offers when you go third-party. All of the listings below are available for any size or generation Apple Watch.

Get a steal on a steel Milanese loop style band

As you can see from our Milanese Loop review, we love that gorgeous, sophisticated style. Finding the best Apple Watch band can be tricky, but these Milanese miracles are bound to give you a few ideas when you're shopping online. At about one-tenth the price of Apple's own offerings, you might even buy more than one of these third-party bands. The OULUOQI Stainless Steel Mesh Band is a reliable and super comfortable replacement strap that won't break the bank. It comes in a wide variety of appealing colors, so you can pick up several to go with different outfits.

Personally, I love the twist that SWEES puts on the Milanese style with its Stainless Steel Thin Band. Rather than a precise copy, it's a slimmer and more delicate look. Those of us with smaller wrists will appreciate having more streamlined looks like this one to choose from.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at TechRadar and Tom's Guide. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, CNET, AppAdvice, and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.