Chokers have successfully made the transition from emo grunge girl aesthetic to this season’s go-to accessory, giving any outfit a retro-glam look. This sartorial staple of the ’90s is spearheading an old school revival on the runway this season.
While a black velvet or faux-henna tattoo choker will always remain an understated classic, the resurgence of this 90s trend has also seen chokers leaning towards the maximal side, elaborately adorned with tassels and intricate lace detailing. We’ve rounded up six must-have chokers this season.
1. Fabric Flower Choker
This femme choker makes the perfect accessory for any minimalistic get-up. The dainty flowers in pastel colours can also soften a formal look, adding an element of girliness to the outfit.
2. Tassel Gold-Plated Choker
If you’re looking to go full-on glam, this statement tassel gold-plated choker by Kenneth Jay Lane is all you need to elevate your outfit to head-turner status. We like it best with crisp tailoring and V-necks.
3. Choker Scarf
Skinny scarves are like the accessory equivalent of a plain white tee – there are countless ways to style them. Wrap the scarf around your neck and secure it with a knot like Lily-Rose Depp, or throwback even further to the 70s by knotting the scarf in front, deliberately leaving the tails running.
4. Multirow Choker Necklace
Coachella never ends – this multi-layer choker screams festival goddess. Festival wear aside, this versatile piece also goes well with classy, low neckline dresses and tops, giving your bare neck some much needed accessorising.
5. Lariat Choker
One of the more popular choker styles in the sartorial world, this Vanessa Hudgens-approved necktie adds a boho vibe to your everyday outfit.
6. Lace Choker
Lace adds a flirty vibe to your outfit, but less is always more. Here’s how you can incorporate lace into your look without overdoing it – these lace chokers are feminine yet understated, subtly playing up the girly side of you.