A summer trend you’ll likely be sporting but may not have expected? Body chains. That’s right: not only are there tons of sleek, chic, sometimes bejeweled body chains hitting shelves ahead of Shot Girl Summer, but the hashtag #bellychain has millions of views on TikTok.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the body-chain (or if you don’t recall wearing one in the 2000s), the accessory has a storied history. In fact, its origins can be traced back to Indian belly dancers. (For this reason, you may also see them referred to as belly chains.) According to Shaya business head Mimi Hrahsel, who lives in Mumbai, body chains are often found in Indian temple art and worn as part of bridal traditions. “Nowadays, the accessory has shifted from being worn only for traditional occasions to becoming high fashion,” she told POPSUGAR. “There are fresher takes and varied styles, from minimal designs to … Read the rest