Hello, Sexy: 9 Chainmail Pieces to Channel '90s Party Girl Style
The '90s gave us so many iconic trends that have made their way back onto the runways this year. From chokers to the mini-est of miniskirts, '90s fashion is here to stay. That includes chainmail, the edgy metal mesh that today makes up the season's hottest clothes and accessories, from slinky slips to party-ready shoes.
Ahead you'll find a selection of chainmail pieces we love. Whether you want to go all out with a chainmail top or just accessorize with a little glitz, you'll find something fabulous to integrate into your winter (and year-round) wardrobe.
ASOS DESIGN Chainmail Sequin Slim Flare Pants
Still looking for a showstopping New Year's Eve outfit? Try these brilliant chainmail sequin-embellished flares ($48). Pair them with a crop top and chunky heels for a look that'll have you ringing in 2023 with a little attitude and lots of sparkle.
Benedetta Bruzziches Goliarda Crystal-Embellished Chainmail Mules
These meticulously crafted mules ($1,090) feature golden chainmail and crystals for a glamorous take on the '90s trend. While the chainmail over your arch may look slouchy, you'll still have plenty of support from the satin-lined toe and sculpted heel. Keep the '90s look going with a minidress or keep things classic with a fitted sheath or tailored trousers and a blouse.
ASOS DESIGN Shoulder Bag in Diamante Chainmail
If you want to dip your toes into the chainmail trend, this purse ($25) will be just the thing. It'll add a bit of sparkle to your outfit without making you feel like you're toting around a suit of armor. Open the magnet clasp and you'll find plenty of space for all your essentials and an inner pocket to keep them organized.
Paco Rabanne Heart Chainmail Halter Top
Chainmail meets high fashion with this striking halter ($1,290). Crafted from silver and gold heart links, it'll sparkle and shine with every step. Consider it the ultimate New Year's Eve (or Valentine's Day) wardrobe piece. As for what to wear with it: we'd go simple, like a black pencil skirt and some heels; perhaps a slicked back low bun and a neutral lip, too, to let this gorgeous top do all the talking.
ASOS DESIGN Choker Necklace With Chainmail Design
If you really want to embrace the '90s and early 2000s, this cute candy-pink choker ($12) will do the trick. It'll deliver some extra sparkle to any outfit, whether you're in casual jeans or a party-ready minidress. Consider it the pink cherry on top of your holiday wardrobe.
ASOS DESIGN Drop Earrings With Chainmail Detail
Whether you're headed to a fancy holiday party or a casual brunch with friends, these chainmail earrings ($12) will add a little extra oomph to your look. We love the fluid movement of the golden chainmail and appreciate that it won't weigh down your ears like other drop earrings.
Alice + Olivia Harmony Chainmail Slip Dress
Paging Paris Hilton: We found your dress! This cowl-neck slip ($660) comes straight from the wardrobe of our favorite '90s party girls. It's mini, it's shiny, and it'll be a statement at any New Year's Eve event you have coming up. Pair it with some silvery platforms and a Barbie-pink lip for full-on throwback style.
Cult Gaia Banu Nini Fringed Crystal-Embellished Chainmail Clutch
Take any cocktail dress to the next level with this thoroughly *extra* chainmail clutch ($498). Complete with crystalline chainmail, it makes a serious statement with super-long fringe that drapes elegantly from the base. And thanks to credit card pockets and a zip fastening, it'll hold all the essentials and keep them secure as you mill about the party.
Alice & Olivia Riley Low Rise Chainmail Micro Skirt
With a low-rise waist, a super-high hem, and eye-catching chainmail, this micro mini ($495) has all the trappings of a '90s club girl favorite. Let the slinky skirt steal the show by pairing it with a fitted white tee and a blazer if it's chilly. As for shoes, a pair of silvery sandals will amp up the look — though a pair of black booties would serve you well, too.