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

But will totally change how each outfit looks on you

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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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