Are you already aware of what chokers are and how to wear them? This type of necklaces adjusted to the neck have become one of the must-have of the season and one of the most used accessories by celebrities and it girls of the moment. They were already fashionable in past decades, but now they return with a very modern air and can be found in many different styles, from the jewel type to the most minimalist as simple fine ropes that are tied around the neck. If you also want to be up-to-date and incorporate this accessory into your formal and informal outfits, keep reading this article in which we explain in detail what the choker necklace is and how to wear it.
What are chokers: origin and why are they worn
Choker is the term chosen to designate the necklaces or chokers that are perfectly adjusted and fitted to the neck. This is what differentiates them from the rest of necklaces that can be worn.
Although now they have been classified as chokers and have become the most in the moment in the world of accessories, the truth is that it is a trend recovered from previous decades. This type of necklaces became very fashionable back in the 40s and, later, in the 90s, a decade in which they caused a real furor with a much more grunge air. However, we still have to go much further back to know the true origin of choker necklaces, and that is that they were a common accessory of the women of the French court and nobility of the 18th century. In fact, we can see many portraits of Marie Antoinette in which she wore luxurious and shiny choker chokers, as well as necklaces of this type made with fabrics such as silk or velvet.
At present, choker necklaces have astonishingly taken the women’s fashion by storm and have emerged as one of the main trends of the season, being present in all stores and being one of the clear protagonists of street style, as well as one of the favorite accessories of celebrities and fashion bloggers. Now, the chokers have returned renewed and with a very modern air, they are available in many shapes and styles. You can find minimalist models, wide designs that cover a large part of the neck, with diamonds or rhinestones, in the form of a belt, the tattoo style, among many more.
Chokers also triumph on the catwalks
The choker necklace has not only swept the red carpet and in street style, but it has also been seen on the fashion catwalks as one of the most recurring accessories. Well-known firms such as Saint Laurent, Chanel or Dior completed many of their autumn and winter looks with chokers of different styles. The first opted for chain-shaped necklaces, the second oversized chokers that covered almost the entire neck, and the last for silk ribbons combined with prints and small pendant beads.
Undoubtedly, it is a trend that can be perfectly adapted to any style, that can be combined in a thousand different ways and that can be worn with many types of necklines, from boat necklines or words of honor to V-necks or shirt-dresses.
In the following sections, we give you some ideas so that you know how to wear choker necklaces and you can get the most out of this fashion accessory.
The maxi-necklaces that now triumph are the wide chokers that cover most of the neck. You can find them in metal or in fabrics like velvet, which is also very fashionable.
Choker maxi-necklaces look great with shirts and blouses or dresses with a V-neckline. Our advice is to use them for those neutral and simple looks, so you can give them a more chic and striking touch.
Minimalist choker necklaces
On the opposite side of the previous ones, there are the most simple and minimalist chokers, ideal for those women who always bet on elegance and sophistication in their outfits.
To wear the choker necklace with a minimalist air, you can combine it with a multitude of shirts, blouses, shirts and dresses, since they are very thin and will not overload your neck. The jewel type or with diamonds and stones are ideal to complete the most formal looks, those at night or party. Very thin ribbons or ropes tied around the neck are also very successful.
Chokers combined with other necklaces
If you are passionate about accessories and you love to complete your looks with more than one necklace at a time, this option is ideal for you. It is very fashionable to wear several pendants at the same time and the choker is perfect to achieve this effect.
Wear your choker with two or three more necklaces that are of different lengths so that they are all visible and look great.
And if you want to use the chokers in an original and different way, then nothing better than tying a ribbon around the neck to make it look like a wider choker. You can use a short, thin pashmina, you just have to give it a couple of turns and tie a knot in the back. As you can see in the photograph, you can choose the color that you like the most, although our recommendation is that you combine it with the look you wear. To give it a much more chic touch, you can also add longer pendants to this type of choker.