Statement neck huggers hinting to the grungy ’90s but reimagined to bear a modern edge, the black chokers are currently signing on to a glorious comeback, and they are quietly building up even more steam. From the runway to the streets, the it accessory of the moment is what every cool girl loves sporting on a day-to-day basis, hence the choker gaining versatility and becoming this highly accessible look everyone aims to master. Ornate to studded, leather to velvet, Gothic to Victorian inspired, trust a great black choker to add the perfect edge to any outfit.
Victorian-style black chokers: They are minimal in feel, all black and all edge, and they pay tribute to the dark romance describing the Victorian-style inspiration. On the runway, they even doubled up as unconventional hair accessories, and they sure make for an effortless way to ease into the trend.
Pair these simple black chokers to button-down dresses and shirts during the day for a memorable outfit.
Wide turtleneck chokers: Following along the same minimal lines but extending the statement, the wide turtleneck chokers in black are one of the coolest accessories for a woman. Bearing the appeal of the cold-weather staples, but allowing the décolletage to shine, seek these choker versions in black velvet or shiny fabrics.
Wear them with dainty white lace dresses, embellished velvet pieces, wide-leg jumpsuits and menswear-inspired tailoring.
Grungy/Gothic black leather chokers: Right at the intersection where the romantic Gothic and the ’90s grunge meet, you are likely to find these black leather chokers featuring both studded detailing and dainty bow closures. Use them to compliment a dark, vampy lip and an edgy up-do.
Rock them with V-neck sweaters and statement wool coats during the day, and juxtapose them to a little black dress or a strapless top during the night.
Ornate black chokers: Minimalist incarnations aside, the black chokers circled their way back on to the fashion scene in plenty of gorgeous ornate styles as well. Doubling on the statement, these renditions can feature everything in between pearl, cross, disc, metal flower or crystal pendants.
Wear them with plunging necklines, off-shoulder dresses and tops, or with a crop top and high-waisted trousers/ skirts.
Street style black chokers: Use a black leather choker to add a hint of edge to your basic, everyday looks like baggy tops and relaxed pants combination kind of outfits.
Flaunt a ’90s tattoo choker necklace to redefine the off-duty cool – think slick hair, all black pieces and statement bag.
Alternatively, juxtaposition works too, so you can match up to different styles for a newish effect, say a lace choker with a prairie-chic dress, allowing the floral motifs and ruffles to infuse the sea of black with a fresh sensuality.
You can even take the glam Gothic approach by pairing a black velvet choker with a black tweed jacket, ankle-strap kitten heels and deep purple lips.