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Chunky Gold Chains Are (Back) In

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Supersized, gold jewelry was originally popularized by Versace and Chanel in the ‘80s. While we will still pass on parachute pants and perms, this is one ‘more is more’ trend we are happy to welcome back from that decade. And, who better to reintroduce it than fashion’s latest ‘IT boy’?

Daniel Lee, the creative director for Bottega Veneta, revived chunky, gold necklaces in his FW19 and SS20 Ready-to-Wear collections. Following Lee’s lead, there has been a chain reaction (literally) and seemingly every brand has released large links of its own. Though today’s designs are still macro, they are much sleeker and more toned-down – with the exception of those in Moschino’s Pre-Fall 2020 show, which are as decadent as Mr. T’s.

While we are, admittedly, coveting some of the current designer styles ourselves (Tiffany’s Graduated Link Necklace, Monica Vinader’s Alta Capture Large Link Necklace, Prada’s Chain Necklace with Logo, and Anine Bing’s Link Necklace), it is possible to get the look for less with an actual  piece from the ‘80s. Scroll down to shop our vintage picks at a more approachable price point.




Cover photography by: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Edited by : Anna Villani

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