Body chains are the sassiest accessorizing details for summer especially for girls, who are tired of the traditional jewelry designs, like rings, bracelets and necklaces, and who are looking for innovative and creative ways of making a strong fashion statement in the warm season. Summer is actually the best time to wear jewelry in large quantities, like several rows of necklaces, some spectacular rings, various shapes of rings worn at a time and lots of arm candies embellishing the wrist. However, this ritual doesn’t end here, since the newest trend of wearing body chains is quickly taking the fashion world by storm. Since this trend might be very daring and new for some of you, below we present the most stylish ways you can wear body chains in summer.
History and Main Types of Body Chains
Saying body chains, we mean a huge diversity of jewelry details meant to embellish every part of the body, from the head and legs to the belly. The most widely spread option now is the body chain, which seems to be something in between a bold necklace wrapped around the body and some type of military ammunition. If you don’t overdo with such types of decorations and if you style your looks properly, you are sure to come up with sultry and trendy summer looks that scream for attention.
Body chains as stylish accessorizing details have an Indian origin. Indian women have always decorated their waist and other body parts with various styles of chains, usually worn over saris or on bare bellies. Now, the trend has invaded the American and European fashion world, when fashionisers usually match body chains with crop tops, thus revealing their beautiful abs and look way hotter.
How to Wear Body Chains
Today’s hottest way of wearing body chains is the cross-body style. Cross-body chains instantly put the focus on the feminine curves of the woman, making her look undeniably seductive and unique.
One great way of wearing body chains is combining them with monochrome dresses. Pick some neutral model and wear a body chain over it, this way enhancing the stylish look of the dress and breaking the monotony. On the other hand, body chains will hardly pop out on the background of printed pieces, although this is also an option to try, if you really like it.
Body chains are also amazing to pair with basic tops and t-shirts, like white or black monochrome options, combined with a pair of denim shorts or jeans. Like in the case of monochrome dresses, here too the body jewelry pieces will add interest to the monochrome pieces. Generally, styling the most basic pieces, LBDs and white little dresses with cross-body chains always leads to the most balanced and incredible looks.
The next popular and chic ways of wearing body chains is styling your casual bra-tops or crop tops with such jewelry details. That can be a look composed of a high-waisted flared mini skirt and a bandeau top, or one featuring vintage-style high-wasted denim shorts and cute crop tops. In any case, you can never make a mistake styling your crop top look with body chains.
Body jewelry pieces are also amazing accessorizing details for elegant and special occasion looks. Thus if you are going to don a backless floor-length gown, wearing body chains underneath will focus the attention on your flawless back. This is also true about casual style backless dresses, which are gaining more and more popularity nowadays.
Cross-body chains look amazing with bikinis too, this way making your beach looks more special and unique. This is the favorite way of wearing cross-body chains of many popular celebrities and It girls.
Although body chains are primarily summer accessories, in some cases they can also look cool in fall. For instance, if your wear some darkly colored full-skirt mini dress with some black tights, golden or silver cross-body chains will add a dose of glamour and a special flair to your look. This is also true about monochrome knitted sweaters (no slouchy and oversized options, however).
So if you are one of those fashionisers, who have got hooked to the new trend of body chains, be daring and self-confident and go for any of the above-mentioned cool looks featuring body jewelry. Why wait for others to set trends, if you can be the first to do this among your friends?!
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