Popularised during the Victorian era, the choker has gone on to be a well-worn women’s accessory throughout the ages. In the 1920s, beaded chokers were the go-to, while in the 1940s, a dog-collar style was adopted. After making a comeback in the 1980s, chokers reached their style pinnacle in the Nineties, with celebrity fans including Naomi Campbell, Posh Spice and Gwen Stefani. And now they’re back!
Here’s a selection of our favourite choker trends and the pieces you just have to have now.
STYLE 1: Heavy rope-style chokers
For a glamorous or dramatic look, choose a heavier, rope-style choker as a true statement piece.
Wear with: Dark colours and plunging necklines – like a black collared shirt open just that one button extra.
Ethnic statement necklace by Christa Beads Jewelry
Gothic magnetic choker by Tushuo
Yacht Club X wide choker by Fallon
STYLE 2: Delicate gold chokers
Nothing says class like a peek of gold at your neckline. If you’re over long chains, slip on a delicate gold choker to give your outfit polish.
Wear with: A simple, flowing dress, or a white shirt dress
Rhinestone retro design choker by Kensie
Chain choker by Coup de Coeur
Raise the Bar collar by Kate Spade
STYLE 3: Avant garde chokers
For a more artistic and modern look, push the boundaries and go all out with a quirky avant garde choker.
Wear with: An off-the-shoulder top or dress for maximum effect.
African choker by Liffly
Golden chain link and silver flower choker by Catyarnloft
Twisted bib necklace