What to wear with a Body Chain Necklace: Summer Edition

I always get asked how to style Body Chains and what to wear them with, and you know what? They're way easier to wear than you think!

There are a pretty wide variety of Body Chains in the Dolorous collection, after all, the style was one of the foundations of the brand! Many of the styles of Body Chains I sell now are actually updated versions of ones I've been designing and selling since 2010! In my 8 years in the business the number one question I've been asked by customers is, without a doubt, 'What do I wear with my new body chain?' Well, here's the summer edition of my answer

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One of my favourite ways to wear my body chains in the summer is paired with sundresses, adding an unique and unexpected twist on a generally traditional look. With Choker style Body Chains or Harnesses you get the added bonus of them acting almost like a belt, and helping to add definition and emphasis to your waist, creating a super flattering silhouette, whatever your shape or size! 

The above shot from my SS18 lookbook is the perfect example, the Selia Choker Bodychain adds structure (and a little sexiness) to this super simple sundress. You could also layer the body chain underneath the dress, just peaking out at the top for a slightly more subtle look.

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The Broad Collar Shoulder Necklace style of Body Chain, like the Sophia Broad Collar Bodychain shown here, looks amazing when paired with strapless dresses and tops, or your favourite spaghetti strap outfits! The draping lines are somehow laid back while also being undeniably statement making! 

For those of you who only want to dip a toe into the body chain trend you may want to try an understated anklet like the Stella Anklet shown above! Lololol, sorry for the terrible pun but seriously, this anklet is just the accent your summer cutoffs have been waiting for!

 Sam and Cailli Beckerman are wearing the Sophia Broad Collar Shoulder Necklace, the Astora Lariat Necklace and Astora Silver Hoop Earrings

Sam and Cailli Beckerman are wearing the Sophia Broad Collar Shoulder Necklace, the Astora Lariat Necklace and Astora Silver Hoop Earrings

But even with all those great styling options, the first thing I typically suggest when I get the inevitable question about what to wear with a body chain, is a T-Shirt! There's just something so cool about pairing statement jewelry with a laid back jeans and a T look, and body chains are no exception to the rule! Just take it from Cailli Beckerman of BeckermanBlog who looks red hot wearing her Sophia Broad Collar Body Chain with an amazing vintage Simpson's T shirt, jeans, sneakers and a flannel. I could not be more into this outfit. (I'm also totally here for Sam's camo and silver statement jewelry combo with new Dolorous earrings and necklace).

Obviously you can also wear body chains with a ton of other styles, these are just a few of my favourites for this season. Want to tell me your favourite things to wear with your body chains? I'd love to hear it! Send me your thoughts and suggestions at contact@dolorousjewelry.com

New silver styles have just launched in the shop!

New Silver styles are here! Get ready to add some sparkle to your Spring wardrobe!

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Hoop Earrings, Choker necklaces, and clear Quartz Crystal accents, this new drop has everything you could need to update your spring wardrobe with some modern accessories!

Click HERE to head straight to the shop and check out all the newness!

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The Killa Hoop Earrings combine Sterling Silver and Quartz Crystal for a cool yet easy to wear earring! Click HERE to shop this style now!

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Love the layered necklace look but hate the guess work? The Astar Layered Choker is calling your name! Click HERE to snag one now!

The new SS18 Collection!

Spring is finally here and I couldn't be more excited to share the new SS18 Collection with you! This collection was inspired by nature and the lunar phases with sweeping lines, Crystal Orbs, and golden crescents. 

I hope you like the new lookbook, I had a lot of fun with this one and got a little adventurous with my creative direction (one of my favourite parts of getting to make cookbooks!) Special thanks to my amazing team! Photography by Mariah Hamilton, MUA by Karen Kim, and Modelled by Alexis Sonato (BNM Models)

Head over to the shop to see the new styles for yourself! Click HERE

Most of the styles are available now, with a few more to come a little later in the season so be sure to stay tuned!

 

Dolorous Jewelry Holiday Gift Guide: What to get for the ladies on your list
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For the lady on your list who loves self care, good energy and everything eco-friendly. Each of these Crystal pieces are limited run and handmade with environmentally friendly practices, helping your gift for her stay in line with her practices while giving her something as unique as she is!

Clockwise from the left: Alexa Labradorite Necklace, Orbital Aquamarine Lariat, Orbital Aquamarine Drop Earrings, Atlas Faceted Labradorite Bangle

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For the woman who makes an entrance wherever she goes, never begging for attention but always the centre of it. These pieces are bold and beautiful, just like her, and go with all of these season's biggest trends. Get her something to show how special she is, and help her shine (not like she needs the help).

Clockwise from the left: Alleda Long Labradorite Lariat, Sona Large Hoop Earrings, Cleo Draped Choker Body Chain, Cea Chain Drop Earrings

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For the woman who always looks effortlessly elegant. Her style motto is 'less is more' but she always manages to look super stylish with clean lines, modern cuts, and simple accessories. These accessories will make the perfect addition to any outfit in her wardrobe.

Clockwise from Left: Sloane Mixed Metal Necklace, Ri Silver Rings Larait, Ri Silver Ring Earrings, Sera Long Labradorite Necklace

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For the girlboss who needs accessories that work as hard as she does! These office appropriate accessories will help take her from the boardroom to cocktails without missing a beat, while helping her add a little extra flare to her workwear! 

Clockwise from Left: Draped Bar Multi Chain Necklace, Rose Gold Layered Ring Necklace, Long Tassel Lariat, Dea Leather Cord Bracelet, Euri Tiny Spike Earrings, Layered Chain Collar

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For the woman who is always on the go! Get a gift that will help this travel lover pack light and be prepared for wherever her travels take her. This woman is the reason Lariat necklaces were created. These open-style necklaces can be worn in a ton of different ways, meaning she can get 10 necklaces while only packing one! With just one lariat she can wear it as a choker one day, long an layered another, hanging open, tied up, even wrapped around her waist as a belt! Just like her, this accessory is ready for anything.

From Left to Right: Brass Oval Larait, Alleda Long Lariat, Long Tassel Lariat

If none of these feel quite right for the lady you're looking to treat, or if you're just having a hard time picking the piece, check out the Best Sellers page to see my most popular styles!