Body Jewelry: 5 Types to Elevate Your Fashion Style

Manu Luize
6 Min Read

When it comes to completing a look, fashionistas can choose from a variety of accessories to do so. Out of the many options available, jewelry is undoubtedly the most popular. It is so versatile and you can find it in many styles, colors, shapes, and sizes, all of which can flawlessly elevate any casual or formal outfit.

However, as fashion trends change, so does jewelry, especially in the way it is worn. While most people choose to wear their sparkling pieces on their ears, around their neck, and on their wrists, jewelry can also be worn all over the body to add a touch of vibrancy and edginess to the entire look.

Whether you want to accentuate your waist, add playfulness to your toes, or accessorize your ears, there are all kinds of body jewelry you can choose from to upgrade your outfit.

To get you started, I have created a list of the five most popular types of body jewelry you can opt for to give your style a fashionable boost.

Facial piercings

These are one of the most common types of body jewelry. They are mostly worn on the face, more specifically around the nose and lip area as well as on the eyebrows and around the ear lobes.

For example, cartilage ear piercings are a great way to accessorize your ears and create a unique curated look. Facial piercings can also be added even if you opt for an elegant look. For instance, if you like to wear white Akoya pearl earrings and a necklace, you can add a few simple ear piercings to create a mixture of different earring types for an edgier look. 

If you are looking for something more subtle, a minimalist nose ring can be just fine. 

Body chains

body chains

Although chains are a great way to adorn your neck and wrist in the form of necklaces and bracelets, you can also wear them on your body to highlight your best features.

For example, if you wear a lot of crop tops and low-rise pants, then you should consider dressing up your abdomen area with a stomach chain. This jewelry piece typically drapes around your waist and rests on your hips, bringing great attention to your stomach area in a flawless way.

The chest chain is another common type of body chain jewelry you can wear to highlight your chest and shoulder from every angle.  


Rings are another popular body jewelry type that can also suit different fashion styles and tastes. They are often regarded as the most accessible option because they are the best to adorn your hands and give your entire outfit an elevated look.

For example, if your fashion style is subtle and minimalist, then a few rings in simple designs can be your best bet. But, if you are looking for something more dramatic, then consider stacking multiple rings on your hands in different sizes, colors, and designs to add a touch of playfulness. 

Body piercings

Body piercings, also known as surface piercings are a very popular type of body jewelry that can be found anywhere on the body except the face or ears. The most popular choices among people include naval (belly button) piercings and dermal (skin) piercings. 

For example, belly button piercings are another great option if you want to highlight your stomach area. You can find them in various styles, colors, and sizes, depending on your jewelry choice. 

If you are more into the dark and edgy styles, then chunky body pieces will work best. If your style is more traditional, then a small belly button ring can be a great option.

Foot jewelry 

A type of body jewelry that will never go out of style is foot jewelry. This jewelry refers to toe rings and ankle bracelets which are most popular among those with a beachy dressing style. In fact, you wouldn’t want to invest in such pieces unless you want others to see them. 

For example, ankle bracelets are typically worn above the ankle bone. They can be made from a variety of materials, from dainty chains to beaded bracelets, all of which can flawlessly highlight the area around your feet.

Final thoughts

If you are tired of wearing traditional jewelry pieces, then consider updating your dressing style with body jewelry. Whether it is a body chain around your waist, a mixture of earrings on your ear, or beaded ankle bracelets on your feet, there are many types of body jewelry you can opt for to add a touch of edginess to your looks.

If you need help, refer to this post and choose the body jewelry piece that best expresses your fashion style.

Posted by Manu Luize
Manu Luize is a fashion and beauty blogger with over 10 years of experience. As an expert in fashion and beauty, she has been writing about chic outfits, stunning nail art, amazing decor tips, and great travel destinations.