Trends & Style

It's Time for the Choker

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It's a trend that's been creeping back thanks to an overall '90s resurgence. The choker, of the velvet, metal, rhinestone or leather variety, has been seen on the necks of models-off-duty, everyday cool girls and, of course, North West as of late. See who's setting the trend and shop the necklaces—slip dress accompaniment optional.

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So '90s


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Vanessa Paradis wore the necklace well the first time—with her heart on a velvet string.
 

The Next Generation


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Paradis' teenage daughter Lily-Rose Depp picks up where her mom left off in a multi-wrapped version last year.

 

Black Out


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Up the ante on a simple black string with some gem appeal.

Eddie Borgo collar, $200, shopBAZAAR.com

 

Mixed Up


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Rihanna Wears her choker with chains for a clever mix of metal and fabric.

 

All-in-One


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Take note in one steal of a necklace that has it all.

ASOS velvet and charm choker, $14.50, asos.com

 

The Devotee


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Behanti Prinsloo is all on-board for the trend, donning a simple version at the airport, for a night out and on the red carpet at the Met Gala. Can you say versatility?

Black and Gold


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While black is the color of choice for the choker now, mixing in some gold detail is a welcome addition.

Lizzie Fortunato choker, $450, shopBAZAAR.com.

 

The Littlest Fan


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North West has been seen in custom Fallon necklaces on more than one occasion, including post-ballet.

 

It Sparkles


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Daphne Groeneveld is a more mature Fallon fan, who has donned the current season leather and rhinestone choker.

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Shop It


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One of the most inspired new takes on the '90s staple.

Monarch 100 Stone choker, $400, fallonjewelry.com

 

The DIY


 

Gigi Hadid simply ties a suede string around her neck to get the choker effect. 

 
 
Gild the Neck
 

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A girl can never go wrong in gold. 

From top to bottom: Jennifer Fisher choker, $1,625, shopBAZAAR.com; Jennie Kwon ball choker, $920, jenniekwondesigns.com; Lele Sadoughi floral choker, $370, shopBAZAAR.com

 

Model Citizens


 

The black choker of varying widths has become a go-to for girls of a certain stature. 

 

So Dramatic


 

Take the idea a step further with an over-the-top tassel. 

Saint Laurent choker, $495, net-a-porter.com

 
 

Punk Princess


 

The look has its roots in rocker chic, as this pink haired beauty so perfectly illustrates. 

 

Forward Facing

Spring 2016's runways continue to have an eye on the neck, with new iterations taking center stage—including chain links at Chanel, artful ideas at J.W. Anderson and a new look at scarves at Dior. 

Source: Harper's Bazaar