These Celebs Are Really Trying to Replace Chokers

Ah, 2016—a simpler time, when Taylor Swift declared chokers "the new flower crowns" at Coachella and put the trend on the fast track to total ubiquity.

Fast-forward 12 months and even choker devotee Kendall Jenner has said she's now "over" the style, and while we're sure we'll still see plenty of beribboned necks at music festivals in the coming months, it does seem like high time to find worthy alternatives to the silk, velvet, and leather versions that dominated Instagram feeds last year. And who better to usher in the next jewelry craze than the celebrities who helped bring chokers to the masses last year?

With Coachella fast approaching, we'll be on the lookout to see which of their recent go-to necklace trends takes hold at the festival–will it be Emily Ratajkowski's unfussy coin pendants? Or Bella Hadid's silver statement crosses?

Read on for a rundown of seven necklace trends that look poised to take over the festival circuit and beyond in 2017.

Chunky Pendants

Whether she's on the red carpet, in the front row at Chanel, or just striking a pose on Instagram, Cara Delevingne has rarely taken these silver necklaces off in 2017. Take her cue, and find a unique piece to become your new signature.


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On Cara Delevingne: Brunello Cucinelli Monili Striped Shawl-Collar Jacket ($5995); Redemption pants.

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Cross Necklaces

The Gothic cross is one of Chrome Hearts' signatures, so it's no surprise that Bella is a fan; the brand is her best friend Jesse Jo Stark's family biz, and the model is collaborating with the brand on a collection out this year.


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On Bella Hadid: Brashy Studios Berlin PVC Trenchcoat ($395); Manokhi Meili Skirt ($422); AREA Mirrored Sunglasses ($325); Chrome Hearts necklace; Chrome Hearts x Bella bag.

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Lips Necklaces

Rihanna's necklace is from a yet-to-be-released collaboration with designer Lynn Ban, but you can pick up plenty of other pouty styles now.


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On Rihanna: Fenty x Puma T-shirt and coat; Lynn Ban for Fenty x Puma necklaces, earrings, and rings.

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This classic style looks extra modern with tough hardware details, a look Richie nailed front row at Alexander Wang this season.


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Who: Sofia Richie.

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Layered Chains

She may be "over" fabric chokers, but Kendall has clearly found a replacement in their more sophisticated cousin: delicate, mixed-metal chains. Buy them as a set or mix and match with whatever's already in your collection.


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On Kendall Jenner: Le Specs Sunglasses; Made Gold jeans.

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Coin Necklaces

A simple circle pendant is easy to layer, but it can also hold its own when worn alone.


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On Emily Ratajkowski: Lack of Color The Sundowner Hat ($87); Raen Flatscreen Sunglasses ($150); Reformation Claudia Two Piece in Sudoku ($218); Pop & Suki Camera Bag ($195).

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Related: The Coachella Capsule: The Only 9 Pieces You Need to Pack

Name Necklaces

Bella's always had a thing for personalized necklaces (she used to wear one inscribed with "Abel"), but this delicate monogram version has to be our favorite.


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On Bella Hadid: Danielle Guizio x The M Jewelers Gothic Choker Necklace (from $180); House of CB dress.

Next up: See the tricky color every It girl is wearing this season.

Hilary George-Parkin