After years of forgoing statement necklaces in favour of delicate, layered pendants, fashion has spoken: Heavy-duty neck candy is very much back on the sartorial agenda for 2021, with one particular necklace style leading the It accessory charge.
Tracing all the way back to the '80s, chain necklaces have enjoyed peaks in popularity over the best part of four decades. And now, thanks to the likes of Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta, which have each served up their own chunky-chain offerings this season, they're once again in demand.
Last summer, Net-a-Porter invested in more than 840 units of chain necklaces, and just one look at its new-in jewellery section is all the proof we need that the designer hotspot is backing them just as prevalently for summer 2021. That said, you needn't have a designer budget to be able to channel the trend. The high street has an abundance of chain-link necklaces to choose from, too.
With the power to breathe a new lease of life into roll-necks and T-shirts and bestow more fanciful items with a cool edge, a chain necklace will serve you well for the next 12 months and beyond.
Without further ado, keep scrolling to see and shop the best chain necklaces for every budget.