Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be aware that chokers are all the rage and a must-have accessory for celebs and fashionistas alike. Popular in the past, they’ve came roaring back with a modern look with every kind from the understated to the extravagant. If you want to keep up with this latest trend and fancy getting yourself a choker, then keep reading for some info on what exactly a choker is and how you should wear it.
What is a choker?
A choker is the term given to a necklace which fits perfectly around the neck, allowing no room for it to shake about. The fashion of wearing a choker can be traced back to 18th century France, where upper class women of the French nobility wore them regularly. Many portraits of Marie Antoinette show her wearing them and other necklaces of that ilk. These days, choker’s have become a must have accessory and one of the stand out fashion trends of the last few years, with brands such as Chanel and Dior trotting them out on the runway.
What’s the right choker for you?
Now that we all know what a choker is, it’s time to decide what kind you’re going to wear. Here we’ve laid out the best kinds for you to choose from.
Maxi Necklace Choker – The maxi necklaces are those wide chokers that cover most of the neck. They look great with shirts, blouses or dresses with a V-neck. They should be combined with a simpler outfit, to make it more eye-catching.
Minimal Choker – Opposite to the Maxi Choker, there are minimalist chokers, ideal for women who aim for understated elegance with every outfit. These chokers are perfect for completing a more formal look, for a night out or a party.
Choker Bands – One of the easiest ways of sporting a choker in a unique way is tying a ribbon round your neck so that it looks like a wide choker. The colour of this ribbon makeshift choker should be the same as the dress you’re wearing.
There’s so many different fabrics and styles of chokers that not having one in your accessories is definitely a fashion faux pas. Look through the ones above and see which suits you best!