Belly chains are weird. In theory, they’re stupid and superfluous, a bit of jewelry around a part of the body that doesn’t normally have a necklace-type chain wrapped around it. In practice, they’re pretty stupid too — unless you’re a gorgeous celebrity with a sexy body, of course. Mere mortals should avoid the belly chain at all costs, but for those who are endowed with perfect curves — our girl Rihanna, for instance — the belly chain is their best friend.
Speaking of Rihanna, her gratuitous use of the belly chain and copious Instagram beach selfless have really piqued our interest in the belly chain. While we mostly associate the belly chain with the early 2000’s, body jewelry is having a renaissance among the celebrity set, with everyone from Beyonce to Kendall Jenner flaunting their perfect abdominals with gold chains. Take a look at this collection of the best belly chains from the past and now.