There are certain fashion items that, no matter their actual price tag, always look expensive. We could point to an endless number of styling hacks to help you look the part, but there's one trending print in particular—'80s-inspired chain print—that always looks luxe. Maybe it's because the scarf-inspired print was made popular by luxury labels Hermès and Versace, but it somehow feels more elevated than any of the other trendy prints we're seeing right now, and we're not the only ones who agree.
Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham, two women who are experts in elevated style, are both fans of chain-print dresses. We also spotted various iterations on the print all over the street style scene during fashion month, and just like we've done with trends in the past, we created our affordable own spin on it. Thanks to our Who What Wear collection, the luxe-looking chain-print trend can be yours for less than $50. Style our midi dress like Markle did with a sleek coat and heels or wear our printed top with jeans; the styling ideas are endless.
Ahead, see how celebs like Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham wear chain print, get inspired by the street style take on the trend, and then shop our affordable versions at Target.
On Meghan and Victoria:
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On Meghan Markle: Victoria Beckham dress, clutch, and heels; Princess Diana's heirloom diamond bracelet; 1+1 ring; Catbird ring; Dean Davidson stud earrings;
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On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Chain-Print Midi Dress and pumps
Scarf prints on the fashion scene:
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Style Tip: Your next fall outfit idea involves your favorite black boots with a chain-print dress.