A vintage Chanel chain belt truly never goes out of style. With some pieces in our curation dating back to the mid-80s, this accessory only seems to increase in popularity over time. The highly sought-after chain belt is a favorite among luxury collectors and celebrities alike. Some of the many variations include layered chains, woven leather, and of course ‘CC’ logo accents. These chic pieces are nothing short of versatile- both in appearance and functionality. The adjustable hook closures allow for wear at the small of your waist or slung low around your hips- and even in some unconventional ways, according to our stylists. Explore celeb inspo and expert styling tips on how to #WearWGACA below.

@mileycyrus wears a vintage Chanel chain belt and logo Flap bag sourced by #WGACA

@badgalriri steps out in layered accessories and a vintage Chanel chain belt sourced by #WGACA

@ritaora accessorizes a chic slip dress with a vintage Chanel logo chain belt sourced by #WGACA

Styling Tips

There are numerous ways to wear vintage Chanel chain belts, so whether you prefer simple or bold, we’ve got you covered. The addition of this accessory is an easy way to step up any look. Pair a simple slip dress with layered chain belts for a statement look. Wear the chain belt across the torso as chic body jewelry. Double wrap the chain belt around the neck as a layered necklace. Thread it through your belt loops or wear it around the waist of a tweed blazer. Our Soho Stylist Nico Sese suggests adding a brooch (or two) to “customize” your vintage chain belt. Attach it to the middle of the chain for a pendant look, or fix it at the very end of the chain to hang like a charm. We’re loving these fresh styling tips to upgrade a vintage accessory.

A simple single strand vintage Chanel chain belt woven with black lambskin leather.

Customize your belt by adding a vintage Chanel brooch.