Olivia Harvey
January 06, 2017 12:12 pm
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Even though summer feels like it might be eons away, we’re already thinking about the must-have fashion staples for summer 2017. What’s at the top of our list, you ask? The body chain. In an Instagram post this morning, Kourtney Kardashian proved the body chain is the “it” 2017 swimsuit accessory and we’re on board 100%.

Now, the body chain isn’t a new accessory by any means. In fact, Kardashian’s Instagram is a #TBT to her Bahamas trip last year. For the past few years, celebs have been rocking a variety of delicate chains over formal red carpet ensembles, on the beach, and even as lingerie add-ons.

But if you ask us, we think that 2017 is the year to make body chains a mainstream beachwear staple.

Because honestly – who doesn’t want to look like Kourtney Kardashian?

The true beauty of body chains is that they look good on everyone and can help draw attention to a favorite aspect of your body. For example, a bralette body chain, like the Adria Chain from LaceLuxxe on Etsy, will pull the eyes towards the chest and accentuate what you’ve got going on, if you catch our drift.

Etsy / LaceLuxxe

Check out the Adria chain here ($38).

Or maybe you’d rather show off the curve of your hips. This double hip chain by AestasCalor on Etsy subtly draws the eye to the waist and hip and emphasizes your natural curves.

Etsy / AestasCalor

Buy the Layered Body Chain here ($11.61).

We’re also in love with thigh chains. These garter-like accessories are perfect to wear under skirts or sarongs at the beach and give a boho vibe to any outfit. TibetanJewelryUK sells a really beautiful thigh chain complete with coin charms.

Etsy / TibetanJewelryUK

Get one for yourself here ($5.07).

And if you want to play around with different styles and designs, try DIY-ing your own body chains. YouTuber, LaurDIY, has a great tutorial on how to assemble these little babies, and it’s super easy. You’ll be making body chains for all your friends when they see how cool you look in yours.

Remember ladies and dudes, summer is just around the corner (kinda). Let’s put our waiting to good use and start planning our body-chain-beachwear wardrobe!

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