Because jewelry was so expensive, it used to be customary to wear only one or two pieces at a time. Designing costume jewelry with faux pearls and stones, Coco Chanel changed this trend. She became famous for mixing it with her finer pieces, layering necklaces and stacking bracelets. In Coco’s opinion, clothing was not as important as what it was accessorized with; to her, it was about the whole ‘Chanel look.’
So, it is only fitting that Chanel created an entirely new piece of jewelry, proving it can also be worn around the waist. For his Spring/Summer 1994 ‘Original Thinkers’ collection, Karl Lagerfeld released the Chanel Chain Belt. Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni, and Claudia Schiffer strutted down the runway with chunky, gold chains styled over tweed dresses, bikinis, and jeans. The show demonstrated that the Chanel Chain Belt could be worn with any outfit.
As ‘90s trends were making a strong comeback, Lagerfeld re-introduced the Chanel Chain Belt in his Spring/Summer 2019 ‘Chanel by the Sea’ show – almost 25 years later. This time, new top models Kaia Gerber and Cristina Herrmann showcased them on similar looks as before. Chain belts became popular once again.
If you love to max out on jewelry like Coco, then you should get the look with a vintage Chanel Belt from our collection. We offer chains embellished with coins, the ‘CC’ logo, and the Chanel brand name in silver and gold tones. Wear your favorite low around your hips with a white tee and light wash jeans or cinch it high around your waist with an oversized blazer.
Either way, more is more.