Bikinis need accessories, too. Belly chains and body chains are making a big comeback this summer, courtesy of some of your favorite celebs.
Remember back in the late ’90s when Britney, Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera had everyone racing down to Claire’s to get a gold belly chain? We definitely do… and we’re again contemplating a return to the body bling this summer, thanks to influence from some of today’s most stylish stars.
Yep, belly chains — and their close friend body chains — are back, but these chains are less rhinestone and cubic zirconia and more understated gold and silver chains that accentuate bikini- and crop top-clad bodies.
Rihanna is a big fan of body and belly chains. The CFDA winner wears chains with pretty much everything, including formal designer gowns and her barely-there bikinis. Her chains are likely pretty expensive, but we found this knock-off for a budget-friendly $15.
Two Peace Boutique has exact replicas of their looks in gold and silver for $15 each.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel routinely opts for a belly chain, both for photo shoots and random days at the beach.
Two Peace Boutique has a copy of her wave chain for — you guessed it — $15.
These sexy stars aren’t afraid of flaunting their midsections, but we like Vanessa Hudgens’ different take on the trend. The actress opted to show off her body chain on her thigh at Coachella with a Pocahontas leg chain.
The chain peeks out from under her shorts and adds that little something extra to our summer uniform of shorts and tees.
No time to get your own body chain before this weekend’s pool party? Take a cue from Heidi Klum and improvise with a long chain necklace draped down your chest.
We like this long bow chain from Forever 21.