This Accessory Will Make Every Outfit You Wear Feel More 2020

Maxine Eggenberger

After years of forgoing statement necklaces in favour of delicate, layered pendants, the catwalks have spoken: Heavy-duty neck candy is very much back on the sartorial agenda for 2020, with one particular necklace style leading the It accessory charge.

Tracing all the way back to the '80s, chain necklaces have enjoyed peaks in popularity over the best part of four decades. And now, thanks to the likes of Chloé and Bottega Veneta, it's once again proving in-demand.

But don't take our word for it. Instead, let Net-a-Porter convince you. During the brand's 2020 trend presentation for fashion press, Net-a-Porter revealed it has invested in over 840 units of chain necklaces for spring/summer 2020. That said, you needn't have a designer budget to be able to channel the trend—the high-street has an abundance of chain-link necklaces to choose from, too.

With the power to breathe a new lease of life into roll-necks and T-shirts, and bestow more fanciful items with a cool edge, invest in a chain necklace this side of 2020 and we guarantee it'll serve you well for the next 12 months and beyond.

Without further ado, keep scrolling to see and shop the best chain necklaces for every budget.

Jessie adds a chain necklace to her black roll-neck. 

Nnenna layers her chain necklace with finer pendants and chokers. 

Marissa gives her cream cardigan a refresh with a chain necklace. 

Tine uses her necklace to dress up a T-shirt–and-blazer combination. 

Bettina gives her chain necklace a fancy overhaul with a sequinned dress. 


Zara Long Chain Link Necklace (£13)

Bottega Veneta T-Bar Sterling-Silver Chain Necklace (£2560)

Alighieri The Bea Charm 24-Karat Gold-Plated Necklace (£450)

Gucci Silver-Plated Chain Necklace (£1710)

Chloé Blake Gold Tone and Resin Necklace (£685)

COS Sterling Silver Chain Necklace (£115)

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Tone Necklace (£250)

Monica Vinader Alta Capture Large Link Necklace in Sterling Silver (£595)

Ippolita Classico Bastille 18-Karat Gold Necklace (£4680)

& Other Stories Coin Pendant Chain Necklace (£29)

Julie De Libran Antiqued Chain Choker (£320)

Daisy Jewellery Linked Chain Necklace in Sterling Silver (£99)

& Other Stories Pearl Pendant Chain Necklace (£23)

Laura Lombardi Franca Gold-Plate Necklace (£160)

Uterqüe Chain Choker Necklace (£89)

Sophie Buhai Barbara Sterling-Silver Chain Necklace (£1515)

Zara XL Chain Link Necklace (£16)

Susan Caplan '80s Vintage Chanel Medallion Necklace (£1385)

Susan Caplan '90s Vintage Dramatic Chain Necklace (£95)

Susan Caplan '80s Vintage Napier Statement Chain Collar Necklace (£395)

Uterqüe XL Letter Necklace (£59)

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