Belly Chain Basics
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How should I wear a belly chain?
A belly chain is a beautiful accessory for warm weather wear. They can be paired with low-waist jeans or skirts as well as with your two-piece at the beach. Ideally, your belly chain should hang just below your belly button, anchored by your hips. Here are a few tips for finding the right belly chain:
- Measure around your midriff, just above your hipbones. Leave a little slack. This measurement will be the ideal length of belly chain.
- Choose a chain that's made of a high quality metal, like sterling silver. These chains look great against all skin tones and are easily cleaned by dipping in silver polish, then giving a quick warm water rinse.
- Balance is everything: Wear a simple belly chain with more complex outfits, like jeans and tops. If you're wearing simple clothing, like a bikini or a sarong, you can generally go with more ornate belly chains.
- If you tan regularly, remove the belly chain or you'll get tan lines!