What is a Body Chain? The Latest Hot New Summer Fashion Trend

Chain necklaces have always been a staple in a woman's wardrobe. Most of us have several different styles. They seem to add just the touch of pizazz to any neckline. Add a pendant to the look and you have a lovely accent to your outfit.

The current season seems to be taking chain necklaces and pendants to a whole new level with the introduction of a piece of jewelry called a body chain. They have recently been spotted on a host of Hollywood starlets and this has given the jewelry makers the impetus to add them to their contemporary jewelry lines.

What is a body chain? It's is a combination of chains which combine the look of a pendant necklace with what might simply be described as a light version of chain mail! When I first started seeing them, the look reminded me a bit of the sorts of styles women used to wear when they were belly dancing. But you don't need to be in a harem to enjoy this popular new look.

The pendant part of the necklace is usually joined with vertical rows of chains and then the chains are joined at the hip or waist area with a long single chain. The whole thing drapes over a shirt, blouse or slim fitting top. With the summer season here, another popular look for them is to wear the chain over the top of a bikini for a sexy, hot look.

What do you think of the look? Yay or nay?

Carol Speake
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