Chokers are Back

A choker is a close-fitting necklace worn around the neck. Chockers are made from velvet, plastic, beads or leather. This is a trend that got started by ballerinas and the upper class in the late 19th century who commonly wore certain types of chokers. However, at that same time, a plain, thin, red or black ribbon chocker had ties to prostitution, as seen in Manet’s famous paiting Olympia (1861), A plain black woven choker or ribbon could signify secret lesbianism in the Depression era. The chokers came back in the late 90’s in stretchy plastic material in neutral colors and rainbow colors. It became very popular among pop starts such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. And now is a hot trend once again in 2016-2017 with more textures and details incorporated. This hot accessory can be worn with a tshirt and jeans or with a formal evening dress.

G.C.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/the-secret-and-not-so-secret-history-of-choker-necklaces?utm_term=.dybnlG36D#.xgMb5wKdB

Back in the 90’s

The most popular trend was the plastic chocker in the rainbow color, the classic black and the velvet chocker worn as part of a casual look.

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http://mashable.com/2016/02/06/chokers/

For a more dressy look, the chocker can be metallic more details and wider in size.

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http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/vma/6229203/katy-perry-denim-britney-spears-vmas

Dress Down Chocker

Can be worn with jeans and velvet booties for a casual night out. It also be paired up with jean shorts for a more spring  or summer look. And it can also be worn with a leather jacket for a street chic look.

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dress down with jeans and velvet booties https://www.pinterest.com/explore/tumblr-outfits/

dress down leather jacket https://www.pinterest.com/explore/kendall-jenner-style/

dress down with shorts  https://www.happinessboutique.com/blog/choker-necklace/

Dress Up Chocker

Can be worn with plain long skirts and a blazer for a feminine look. Also, for a formal occasion, chocker’s can be worn with silky dresses. Another trend gives you a similar look is the dresses and tops that have a chocker already incorporated within the garment. A lace like chocker can also be paired up with a formal top. 

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dress up yellow skirt https://www.happinessboutique.com/blog/choker-necklace/

dress up black dress http://kelseykaplan.fashion/

dress up blush blouse https://cdn.tobi.com/product_images/md/1/white-bow-and-behold-choker.jpg

Where to get yours

http://www.zara.com/us/en/-c363021p3717730.html

http://www.forever21.com/EU/Product/Category.aspx?category=acc_necklace-chokers&lang=en-US

Until Next Time

G. C.

 

 

 

 

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