Popular for music festivals, accessorizing swimwear, and other bohemian, care-free looks, body chains are the perfect accessory for summer 2016. They may have become popular when Flash Tattoos started, but the dainty accessory is close to the definition of summer — effortless and fun. Some celebrities are bringing back the choker for the summer, but these long chains add glam to your entire outfit and swim pieces.
There's no doubt wearing body chains has a Greek goddess vibe to it, and pairing them with a beach and a pool backdrop will guarantee a stunning statement look for the summer. Not into flaunting a body chain with a bikini? Pair it over a one-piece and high-waisted shorts or over summer's other super popular trend — a leotard. Heck, it even looks amazing layered underneath a summer dress. A hint of jewelry popping out from underneath a flowy frock? Stunning.
But dont think you have to wear these longer chains only with your swimsuit and cut-offs. If you're really bold, you can wear one over a sleek pant suit like Jennifer Aniston did at the 2015 Critics' Choice Awards:
But really, they are so fun:
It adds that extra element of bling to a boring 'ol bikini top or cut-offs:
Here are a few of my favorite body chains to shop to nail this summer's hottest jewelry trend:
1. River Island Statement Festival Body Harness
River Island Statement Festival Body Harness, $56.61, asos.com
For a bolder look, try this crystal-embellished body chain.
2. Sabrina Stone Body Chain
Sabrina Stone Body Chain, $28, nastygal.com
Combine two looks in one with this body chain and its choker-like top.
3. Hips Don't Lie Body Chain
Hips Don't Lie Body Chain, $8.50, gojane.com
For a simpler look, try this gold body chain with a price you'll love even more!
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