All Choked Up: Accessories Guide to Chokers

 

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Chokers:History usually tends to repeat itself, especially in the world of  fashion. So, therefore, it’s no surprise that, one trend that has been sweeping the nation amongst trendy and fashion-forward women is the ornamental band, better known to most as, the choker. The tight-gritted necklaces have been around since the late 1700s during the French Revolution and then eventually transitioned into a hot trend in the early 1990s, and has surpassed the test of time with plenty of celebrities recently rocking it, so it’s safe to say the choker is back again, and with a major vengeance.

For the choker, this up-and-down popularity has continued for centuries as it has a long and storied history, and today, it’s back in full swing.

A choker is a close-fitting necklace worn around the neck and can be made of a variety of materials including velvet, plastic, beads, leather, metal, such as silver, gold, or platinum. Chokers can be adorned in several ways including with sequins, studs, or a pendant.

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Now the choker has definitely come along way versus from 20 years ago. The chokers of the past were typically stretchy and plastic and definitely were not considered high fashion. The common types were Victorian, vintage, open collar, or even Gothic. But now, the return of the choker, started slowly with simple versions, mostly in black, but the trend quickly picked up at full speed as more fashionistas wanted in on the 90’s nostalgia. We first started noticing chokers a few months ago on Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid, and from that moment the choker trend grew rapidly.

The choker has taken on so many shapes because there are so many ways to recreate it and has become a distinct piece of jewelry. From the looks of things, this trend is our throat’s best friend.