THE CHOKER NECKLACE TREND


It's no secret, sooner, or later all fashion trends experience a revival, such as the good old choker necklace from the 90s. I had so many when I was growing up; my collection included stretchy plastic ones in just about every colour, and if the new season runway shows are anything to go by, this retro accessory is not going anywhere.


A little bit of history of the choker: 
The Choker Timeline
1798 – Women started to wear a red ribbon as a sign of resistance during the French Revolution.
1874 – Ballerinas began sporting the trend, famously captured in paintings by Degas.

The late 1800s – Alexandra, Princess of Wales wore layers of pearls around her neck to hide a scar. This set trends for the social elite who would sport precious stones and pearls around their necks.
1944 – Life Magazine revives the trend and renames the choker as a ‘Dog Collar’
1990’s – Everyone from school girls to superstars were rocking this trend. The ’90s goth movement started wearing the more dog-collar styles.

2013 – Jean Paul Gaultier included chokers on his catwalk in January.


STYLING TIPS

Surprisingly, choker necklaces look good with pretty much everything – be it a masculine tuxedo jacket or a romantic Valentino gown. There are so many different types of chokers (metal, jewelled, satin, velvet, the multi wrap, lace, dangling pendant, a wrapped scarf and etc). You will be sure to find one to suit your style.

Consider necklines when wearing a choker. A deep V-neck or strapless silhouette makes a choker look especially alluring. A one-shoulder neckline works just as well.

Metal chokers look great for a night out.  You can also try adding other necklaces to the look, to create a layered look. It’s just as common as to layer them with other pieces as it is to wear them alone.

A choker should sit comfortably around your neck and move around easily. Too tight and you will literally choke yourself.

Experiment with different widths. While a thicker choker will definitely make a statement a thin leather band looks great when wrapped around the neck a few times.

If you don’t like the edgy hard looking chokers, try going the softer Victorian route by using lace, pearls, or a subtle velvet.

SHOP THE LOOK

Whether thick, thin, fabric, or metal, this tiny accessory packs a major punch — and turns even the most basic of outfits into major style statements.
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Geerier Layered Sequins Coin Choker Necklace
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FAYCIEN Bohemian layered gold choker

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ALEXIS BITTAR Brass Choker with Ring


Still, unsure how to wear this style, see below for street style inspiration to get you feeling confident in wearing this trend.
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What are your favourite ways to wear these new chokers? Are you obsessing over the choker trend, too?


I hope these style tips have given you some inspiration! Till' next time xo




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