Accessory Report: Yet Another ‘90s Trend That’s Back

The choker has come a long way since its 90’s heyday (who can forget the velvet ribbon with a dangling Victorian cameo or stretch “tattoo” necklaces?). These days, the available styles are as varied as they are fashionable. 

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  • Whether you consider yourself slightly punk, a bohemian queen, or elegantly understated, you can find the right choker for you with inspiration from our celeb-studded round up featuring everyone from Nicole Richie to Rihanna. 

     

  • Rihanna
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    Rihanna

    Leave it to Rihanna to make us envy a clear spike choker that would be quite at home on a Hot Topic-loving punk teen. If you’re bold enough to try the edgy choker, why not take it to the next level by pairing it with a statement jacket like the singer’s checkered Saint Laurent jacket.

    Get The Look:
    ​Lockhart Baby Spike Choker ($28)

  • Anne V
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    Anne V

    Consider yourself a minimalist? Get yourself a Jennifer Fisher choker like Anne V’s on the double. As the model demonstrated at a New York City House of Versace screening, it’s the only compliment you need for a stark winter-white suit.

    Get The Look:
    ​Jennifer Fisher Brass Reverse Choker ($100)

  • Nicole Richie
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    Nicole Richie

    Naturally, Richie opted for an edgy-meets-glamorous option. Her leather and chain Chanel choker adds a luxurious element to her band tee and leopard coat.

    Get The Look:
    ​SKINNY By Jessica Elliot Black & Silver Hudson Necklace ($70)

  • Zoe Kravitz
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    Zoe Kravitz

    Never one to shy away from unconventional looks, Kravitz opted for an edgy wrap Balenciaga choker for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Los Angeles premiere. Tip: an off-the-shoulder frock like the actress’s Balenciaga dress puts all eyes on your statement necklace.

    Get The Look:
    Alexis Bittar Hinged Infinity Collar Necklace ($195)

  • Doutzen Kroes

    At the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York City, Kroes supported one of the finalists, jewelry designer Marc Alary, by sporting one of his sophisticated chokers. The open-ended piece is an unexpected choice for those seeing a more unique look.

    Get The Look:
    ​Bjorg Rose Gold Plated Choker ($710)

  • Leandra Medine
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    Leandra Medine

    Strapless dresses can leave even the most confident lady feeling slightly exposed. The solution? Put a choker on it! At the ACE Awards in New York City, Medine’s Dannijo bauble breaks up the swath of skin, yet doesn’t compete with her Rosie Assoulin dress.

    Get The Look:
    ​Joomi Lim Luxe Double Spike Choker ($154)

  • Rachel Zoe
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    Rachel Zoe

    We knew the choker compliments classic and edgy styles, but we have Zoe to thank for showing us how it can lend itself to a bohemian ‘70s vibe just as easily. Her vintage Lanvin collar style necklace is the ideal accessory for her floppy Erik Javits hat and Stella McCartney poncho.

    Get The Look: 
    Mango Embossed Choker ($30)

  • Anja Rubik
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    Anja Rubik

    One of our favorite characteristics of the choker? It works just as well on the red carpet as it does on the street. Rubik demonstrated the latter point when she stepped out in Poland, effortlessly pairing her thin gold piece with a parka and t-shirt.

    Get The Look:
    ​Urban Outfitters Slinky Gold Choker Necklace ($18)

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    Huntington-Whiteley makes even the most basic pieces look incredible (it doesn’t hurt that she’s a supermodel). Notice how the addition of her whisper-thin Jennifer Fisher necklace subtly elevates her blazer and t-shirt combination.

    Get The Look:
    ​Jules Smith Rose Golden Americana Choker ($98)

  • Venessa Arizaga Little Girl Blue Choker ($350)

  • Mango Metal Choker ($10) in Gold

  • April Soderstrom Power Chain Necklace ($48)

  • Eddie Borgo Pave Cone Choker ($1625)

  • Katheleys Vintage Embellished Snake Choker ($510)

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