The One Type Of Jewellery You Didn't Know You Needed

But will totally change how each outfit looks on you

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016
10 Mar 2016

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016
10 Mar 2016

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016
10 Mar 2016

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016

Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2016
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Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2016

Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2016
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Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2016

MSGM Spring/Summer 2016
10 Mar 2016

MSGM Spring/Summer 2016

MSGM Spring/Summer 2016
10 Mar 2016

MSGM Spring/Summer 2016

Chimera gold-tone pearl body chain, US$2,774 (approx. S$3,829.84), by Rosantica from Net-a-Porter.
10 Mar 2016

Chimera gold-tone pearl body chain, US$2,774 (approx. S$3,829.84), by Rosantica from Net-a-Porter.

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Festival body chain, $33.07, by Asos.
10 Mar 2016

Festival body chain, $33.07, by Asos.

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Fine teardrop body chain, $13.23, by Asos.
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Fine teardrop body chain, $13.23, by Asos.

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Gaia collar bodychain, $296.93, by Biko from Nasty Gal.
10 Mar 2016

Gaia collar bodychain, $296.93, by Biko from Nasty Gal.

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Gold-plated body chain, $56.62, by Petites Pierres from Etsy.
10 Mar 2016

Gold-plated body chain, $56.62, by Petites Pierres from Etsy.

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Gold-plated body chain, US$275 (approx. S$379.67), by Arme de L’amour from Net-a-Porter.
10 Mar 2016

Gold-plated body chain, US$275 (approx. S$379.67), by Arme de L’amour from Net-a-Porter.

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Gold triangle body chain, $117.51, by Linquist Jewelry from Etsy.
10 Mar 2016

Gold triangle body chain, $117.51, by Linquist Jewelry from Etsy.

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Laka collar body chain, $80.10, by Nasty Gal.
10 Mar 2016

Laka collar body chain, $80.10, by Nasty Gal.

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Rose-gold body chain, $5,037, by Diane Kordas from Stylebop.
10 Mar 2016

Rose-gold body chain, $5,037, by Diane Kordas from Stylebop.

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Silver-plated body chain, US$362 (approx. S$499.78), by Arme de L’amour from Net-a-Porter.
10 Mar 2016

Silver-plated body chain, US$362 (approx. S$499.78), by Arme de L’amour from Net-a-Porter.

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Spin Me a Web body chain, $34.53, by Nasty Gal.
10 Mar 2016

Spin Me a Web body chain, $34.53, by Nasty Gal.

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Like with apparel, there are certain pieces of jewellery that every girl needs in her wardrobe: A bunch of stackable cuffs and bracelets, a statement cocktail ring and a nondescript necklace you can wear every day. But here's something else you never thought you needed - a body chain. 

It sounds strange but think about it. They're sexy and badass all at the same time, and depending on the one you have, can look subtle or dramatic. Either way, they're the perfect accent piece for any outfit, be it a casual tee-and-jeans or a frilly dress.

Indians are said to be one of the first civilisations to start wearing the body chain over saris and other traditional garb. Then when the late ’90s and early 2000s came around, it went from traditional gear to pop culture mainstay, becoming a popular accessory for young stars like Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson and Miley Cyrus, and Coachella-bound teens.

Now, it seems like high fashion is catching up too. Dainty chains were draped over silky slip dresses at Calvin Klein; thick, heavy variations were worn under and over structured jackets at Alexander McQueen; and long chains hung past the hips and were decorated with little skateboards at MSGM.

With its many designs and various ways to rock them, it's impossible to not find the one piece that suits your style. Click through above for the hottest runway looks and the chains you can buy now!

For more on fashion, click here. Or check out Which Luxury Watch Matches Your Style And Personality? or Direct From Paris: Louis Vuitton FW16

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