Today’s trends are anything but straightforward, with belly chains, opera gloves, and claw clips all making waves. Ensuring that your wardrobe is up to date can often mean searching for shoppable items in a sea of puzzling options. Our column Sourced answers all your market-related questions, as well as offers you an endless source of styles that will make snagging today’s top trends easy, so you can spend your precious time learning about the next wave of trends.
Once reserved for the sceniest of Y2K celebrities — think: Amanda Bynes, Christina Aguilera, Christina Milian, and Nelly Furtado — the belly chain is once again enjoying a resurgence. We’ve seen the waist-skimming baubles in Instagram pics posted by Doja Cat, Hailey Bieber, and Coi Leray as well as on the Spring 2022 catwalks at Chanel, Blumarine, and Acne Studios. Essentially, a skimpy summer look is not complete until a gold or silver chain — sometimes embellished with pearls or other stones — is encircling your waist.
Intrigued? Same. But where does one buy a belly chain for an upcoming tropical vacation or night out other than from a DIY shop on Etsy or straight from Chanel? There are some jewelry brands that have been working on supplying us with belly chains. Missoma, Bagatiba, Petit Moments, and more Instagram-favorite brands are all now offering body jewelry for you to test out this summer.
To help get your collection of belly chains started, we rounded up 16 modern styles ahead.
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Bagatiba Princess Belly Chain, $, available at Bagatiba
Princess Polly Baby Girl Chain Belt, $, available at Princess Polly
Casa Clara Lily Belly Chain, $, available at Revolve
GISENA Dainty Simple Belly Waist Chain, $, available at Etsy
ASOS CURVE Curve Body Chain, $, available at ASOS
bstrdStyle Moonstone Belly Chain, $, available at Etsy
Versace Medusa-Charm Gold-Tone Belt, $, available at Farfetch
8 Other Reasons Waist Chain, $, available at 8 Other Reasons
Missoma Baroque Pearl Figaro Chain Belt, $, available at Missoma
Urban Outfitters Butterfly Chain Belt, $, available at Urban Outffiters
Ariana Ost Belly Chain, $, available at Free People
Michael Kors Pave Logo Chain Belt, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
AZ FACTORY Flat Chain Belt, $, available at Farfetch
Ellie Vail Jewelry Viola Paper Clip Waist Chain, $, available at Ellie Vail Jewelry
DianellaJewleryStore Belly Chain, $, available at Etsy
Fleur Du Mal x Paige Novick Pearl Bodychain, $, available at Fleur Du Mal
Dynamite Flat Snake Belly Chain, $, available at Dynamite
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