Before summer slips away, there’s one trend you’ve got to try: body jewelry. Dramatic body chains, leg garters, foot chains and more have been replacing traditional necklaces and bracelets on women’s bodies in unconventional ways all summer, adding a Daenerys Targaryen approved touch to any outfit or swimsuit.
If you’ve been looking for a way to elevate a simple outfit, body jewelry is it. Plain black tank? Not for long. The addition of a body chain can add that much needed bling factor to an otherwise underwhelming outfit.
Body chains are especially versatile. Not only can you find them in dozens of variations, you can also get creative by styling them over or underneath your shirt so it peeks through subtly à la Kate Hudson.
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Linda Manziaris, founder of Body Bijou (and just 13 years old!) has made it her mission to help educate and empower other young girls by donating half the net profits from the sale of her Body Bijou line to charitable organization Girls Helping Girls. Now that's a reason to get some body bling!
Body Bijou’s Soultana Body Chain can be worn around the torso as a body chain or as a simple necklace. We love a good two-in-one deal!
Body Bijou Athena Shoulderlace, $223.99
A simple shirt can be easily transformed into a worthy conversation piece with the addition of Body Bijou’s Athena Shoulderlace.
Normcore who? Nasty Gal has teamed up with Canadian jewelry designer Biko to create the Not a Chance Body Chain which features edgy in-your-face cage detailing to up the ante on even the most basic outfit.
Your ankle doesn’t often get to bask in the spotlight so let your most underrated body shine in Free People’s Macrame Anklet, adorned with delicate charms and featuring a toe loop.
Ettika Handchain, $42.55
A bracelet and ring unite to create the Ettika handchain. This gold toned chain features enamel stone accents and an adjustable lobster clasp. So chic!
Flower crowns may be passé but head chains still have some style clout left. Pair this regal Bebe Crystal Leaf Headchain with a maxi dress and channel your inner bohemian princess.
Sometimes simple is best as per Brandy Melville’s basic Gold Body Chain. It doesn't have a single embellishment yet it’s just as covetable as a piece with more sparkle.
Gold Thigh Chain, $6.70
Give your thighs some love with this gold handmade three-layer chain. It’s the ideal summer accessory to liven up a pair of shorts or a skirt.
Indulge in this luxury gun-metal beaded body chain, designed to add another dimension to your outfit. This particular chain is best worn with a simple top to accentuate the artisan detailing.
If you want drama then you've found it in this designer body chain composed of a black leather harness and metal chain fringe that commands attention wherever you wear it.