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:
On Meghan Markle: Victoria Beckham dress, clutch, and heels; Princess Diana's heirloom diamond bracelet; 1+1 ring; Catbird ring; Dean Davidson stud earrings;
On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Chain-Print Midi Dress and pumps
Scarf prints on the fashion scene:
Style Tip: Your next fall outfit idea involves your favorite black boots with a chain-print dress.
Style Tip: Embrace the print's vintage feel by styling it with chunky gold jewelry.
Style Tip: Make a single printed item the hero piece of your outfit.
Style Tip: Try a coordinating shirt-and-trousers set with neutral accessories.
Style Tip: Let the print soak up all the attention by styling it alongside a simple black base.
See our versions in action:
Shop our version:
Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.