Belts made out of chains aren’t very practical in terms of keeping your pants up, instead, they’re a jewelry accessory for your waist. While ears and necks often get adorned in metals and sparkly things, outfits typically get more boring the further they go down.
They’re shapeless by nature, so adding a belt gives you a waist and makes the outfit feel a little nicer. Fit and flare dresses. Dresses that already have a defined waist are totally a great option, even if the the shape is already defined. It just adds a little something special and breaks up the dress.Wearing a belly chain is pretty simple. You simply wrap it around your waist and clasp the metal clasp. It’s similar to putting on a necklace. The key to your look is to make sure you pair your belly chain with the right outfit.
It has Roots in multiple aesthetic traditions, including the ‘70s and ‘80s punk and ‘80s and ‘90s streetwear. In their first rise to popularity, chain belts were championed by celebrities like Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Lil’ Kim. Now, it’s Instagram-ready influencers and celebs like Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner who are sporting the look.Now they are picking the most shiny and colorful accessories. Since outrageous styles are on the rise it’s no wonder that all things Y2K are making a comeback. This means you’ll be seeing 00’s looks like chain belts back in the jewelry rotation.
– Urmi Mitra