Rewinding a Fashion Statement

Rewinding a Fashion Statement

St. John gold Chain Belt by leyla.a is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

A recent trend uses a popular wardrobe accessory in a novel way: the chain belt draped over women’s swimwear as jewelry.


Laws of nature dictate summer sunshine warms metal quickly.

You decide.

Should chain belts be saved for cocktail dresswear, or venture out to the pool and ocean by adorning swimsuits this season?





Women’s chain belts were a thing in the 1980s-90s when huge shoulder pads & double-breasted styling were standard attire.

Does the Lady of the House in your home have one of these chains tucked away somewhere in the closet?


If not, you can find great styles here on Etsy:


Vintage Chain Belts