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Denise Williams in black bow choker, black leather crop top, and hunter green cargo skirt with black boots and curly hair.

You guys… Chokers are back!  I’m so excited for this resurgence of the 90’s trend.  In the ever-evolving world of fashion, nothing truly ever fades away. Trends are cyclical, and what was once passé can return as the next big thing. Case in point: chokers. Once a defining accessory of the ’90s, chains and chokers have made a grand comeback. This resurgence represents more than mere nostalgia; it’s a testament to the choker’s timeless appeal and versatility.

There is an impressive variety of chokers, from minimalist to elaborate, grunge to glam. Material choices span across velvet, leather, lace, pearls, crystals, metals, and even tattoo styles. The beauty of this trend lies in its adaptability – a choker can be as unique as the person wearing it.

Why all the hype with chokers?

Chokers are making waves because of their ability to blend with various fashion styles. Whether you’re into boho, punk, or classic chic, there’s a choker for you. For example, a floral choker complements a bohemian look, while a studded leather choker adds an edge to a punk outfit. This versatility allows chokers to fit seamlessly into any fashion narrative, enhancing your overall aesthetic.

How to Wear Chokers

There are countless ways to incorporate a choker into your outfit, regardless of your aesthetic preferences.

Casual…but dress it up!

The combination of a black choker with some cargo jeans or a skirt is the epitome of casual chic. The choker adds a touch of sophistication, proving that less is often more.  Pair this with a chic, black leather crop tank top and you’re set.  I love how I paired this simple black choker with a cargo skirt and some boots for Memorial Day weekend!  

chains and chokers

Elegant Ensemble

For a night out or an elegant event, a crystal, gold, or pearl-encrusted choker paired with an ivory or white dress/linen pants will make you stun. This blend of classic and contemporary showcases the power of a choker to elevate an ensemble.  Take a look at Anne Hathaway’s stunning look at the Met Gala celebrating Karl Lagerfield.  She wore a custom Versace gown with a gorgeous gold choker that made the entire look sophisticated and timeless. 

Anne Hathaway at 2023 Met Gala wearing Versace and timeless choker

Anne Hathaway – 2023 Met Gala; Pic credit: @annehathaway IG

Flowers

It’s Spring and big, fluffy flowers on chokers are super cute and fun!  They can also add a romanticizing touch to any outfit.  I dressed up a sleeveless, black dressy jumpsuit with a black velvet choker and red rose.  I matched it with a red lippie, pinned back my curls and added a few curls to frame my face.  The soft curls and the choker really made it a sexy, romantic look and was a total vibe.  It definitely turned heads.  

chains and chokers

Where to Shop for Chains and Chokers

Chokers have become widely available thanks to their renewed popularity. From luxury boutiques to online marketplaces, there are endless options to satisfy every style and budget.

In addition, chokers are available at various price points, making them accessible to everyone. You don’t need to break the bank to own a stylish choker. Many affordable brands offer beautiful options that look just as chic as their high-end counterparts. This affordability factor contributes to their popularity, as fashion enthusiasts can easily add multiple chokers to their collection without overspending.

Transitioning to seasonal trends, chokers are perfect for any time of year. In the summer, a light, airy choker can complement a breezy dress, while in the winter, a velvet or metallic choker can add a festive touch to your outfit. Their adaptability to different seasons ensures that you can wear them year-round, making them a versatile addition to your accessory collection.

High-End Boutiques

Boutiques like Gucci, Chanel, and Tiffany & Co. offer an exquisite selection of chokers for those seeking luxury. These brands provide meticulously crafted pieces made with high-quality materials and avant-garde designs, each carrying a distinctive elegance.

Online Marketplaces

Platforms like Etsy and Amazon are a treasure trove for unique, handmade, and vintage chokers. Independent artisans create truly one-of-a-kind pieces that make a statement. 

Here is a link to a super affordable flower choker on Amazon that can be dressed up or down. It’s regularly priced on Amazon for $7.99, and sometimes even goes on sale for lower than that!

https://www.amazon.com/YURAOER-Flower-Choker-Necklace-Women/dp/B0C3QY89Y9

Affordable Retailers

Budget-friendly retailers like H&M, Forever 21, and Zara are perfect for fashionistas looking to stay on-trend without breaking the bank. These stores offer a vast assortment of chokers, ranging from minimalist to statement pieces.

Also, don’t forget to take care of them once you buy them to ensure they last. Store them properly to avoid tangling or damage. Clean them according to the material they’re made from, and handle them with care to maintain their appearance. By doing so, you’ll keep your chokers looking chic and stylish for years to come.

Conclusion

The choker trend has exploded, bringing an added edge to the fashion landscape. Because their versatility allows them to be dressed up or down, transitioning seamlessly from day to night, casual to formal, and everything in between is easy. And, with so many places to purchase these accessories, anyone can take part in this resurging trend. Chokers, once again, are more than a mere accessory; they’re a fashion statement, a mode of self-expression, and a reflection of the era. So, don’t hesitate to revive this ’90s trend and incorporate it into your own unique style.

In conclusion, the choker accessory trend is back and thriving. Because of its chic appeal, versatility, and ability to elevate outfits, it is a must-have in any fashion lover’s collection. From casual looks to high fashion ensembles, chokers are everywhere, proving that this trend is here to stay. So, why not embrace the choker revival and add a touch of sophistication to your style?

For more fashion tips, check out this article on my “5 Must-Have Wardrobe Pieces for Outfit Inspo.”  Here is the link:

https://lifewithdenise.com/2022/06/outfit-inspo-5-must-have-wardrobe-pieces/

Please tag me on Instagram, @realdenisewilliams, in all your beautiful pics and videos so I can see your looks!! Can’t wait babes!

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