With the summer temperatures taking over the weather forecast, everyone is getting their bikini's out and in the spirit of this, we want to talk about an accessory that is literally on everyone's fashion forecast: BODY CHAINS.
Ok, so what exactly is body chain jewellery?
Body chain jewellery is a type of jewellery that is designed to be worn around the body, rather than just on the hands, neck, or ears. It typically consists of chains or strands of metal, often connected with delicate or intricate designs, that drape over the body in various ways.
With so many different types of body chains out there, we really are spoiled for choice. These accessories include belly chains, which are worn around the waist and hips; back chains, which are worn across the back and shoulders; and shoulder chains, which are worn across the shoulders and chest and can also include bracelets, anklets, and other pieces that connect to the main chain or strand.
Body chain jewellery can be made from a variety of materials, including gold, silver, and other metals, as well as beaded or fabric materials. Some body chain jewellery is designed to be worn as a statement piece for a special occasion, while other pieces can be worn as part of everyday outfits.
History of Body Chain Jewelry
The history of body chain jewelry can be traced back to ancient civilizations like Egypt and India, where it was commonly worn by royalty and other wealthy individuals.
In Egypt, body chain jewelry was often worn by pharaohs and high-ranking officials as a symbol of power and status.
In India, body chain jewelry has a long tradition of being worn as part of bridal jewelry, particularly in the southern region of the country. The traditional Indian body chain jewelry is called "vanki" or "haram," and is often made of gold or other precious metals, and adorned with gemstones and intricate designs.
Body chain jewelry has also been a part of African culture for centuries, particularly in West Africa where it was worn as part of traditional costumes and outfits. In some African cultures, body chain jewelry was believed to have protective powers and was worn to ward off evil spirits.
In modern times, body chain jewelry has become increasingly popular in fashion, particularly in the Western world. The trend for body chain jewelry began to gain popularity in the 1970s, with the rise of the hippie and bohemian fashion movements.
Today, body chain jewelry can be found in a wide range of styles and designs, and is often worn as a statement piece to add a little something extra to an outfit.
Stay tuned for LACONIC's body chain jewellery, coming soon! xx