The history of the chokers is diverse: they were worn by noble ladies, courtesans, pop princesses and real princesses.
Go deep into the history of the trend and remember the celebrities who made us fall in love with necklaces "under the throat".
The Choker is one of the most popular types of necklaces of recent years. Collections of 2017 are full of different ornaments "under the throat" (remember that the word "choker" literally means "strangler"): metal chains, velvet and lace ribbons, flower necklaces ... Some chokers entered mass fashion when they appeared in popular films. Actresses, models and other idols of the public made such models of jewelry popular. This applies, in particular, to the thin dark chokers of the generation of the 90's.
Choker with a suspension on Natalie Portman
Thanks to the film "Leon" and the choker in the form of a black ribbon with a suspension, teenagers saw in a pretty 12-year-old Natalie Portman a determined rebel. And created an excitement around such ornaments!
Antique choker of Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie in the movie "Tourist" was remembered by fans in an elegant necklace "under the throat", remade from an old tiara. With the decoration, the image of the actress was mysterious and original. And such solutions still inspire jewelers and designers!
Oscar de la Renta, autumn-winter 16/17 Show
Audrey Hepburn and the Nineteenth Century Necklace
Audrey Hepburn in the film "War and Peace" as Natasha Rostova also demonstrated how sweet and desirable a woman can be in the historical variation of a choker. She was wearing an openwork necklace "under the throat" in a historical style, repeating the canons of the XIX century.
Call from Britney Spears
Daring Britney Spears gave a provocative example of youth - a combination of leather choker with very frank clothing. Thanks to the status of an idol of teenagers, the trend has gone to the masses, and now we see a combination of short dresses and dark clothes with classic chokers (looks good only at young, daring and slightly disappointed).
Choker on the queen of Selfie Kim Kardashian
We think it will not be an exaggeration to say that the choker is one of the secrets of success for Kim Kardashian. A model and a reality show star, in all pictures Kim is bright and chic. The Choker, adorned with shiny stones, surely helps her to remain a star under the camera lenses!
Rihanna and her endless chokers
Rihanna is also fond of chokers. There are many jewelry "under the throat" in her collection. In particular, the unique image of Barbados pop singer perfectly complements the metal shining necklace.
But at the show of the collection of clothes Fenty from Rihanna in Paris, the star was in a pearl choker. This image had much in common with Coco Chanel, who also "gave life" to short necklaces made of artificial pearls.
CHOKER of Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner follows the trends, and often she asks them! Such an actual accessory, like a choker, found a worthy place in the wardrobe of the model. She has a lot of them, in different versions and for any reason.
Ariana Grande's CHOKERS
In addition to rims with ears, Ariana Grande also actively wears chokers. Velvet can be worn at more solemn events, but wicker suits and for every day.
How to wear chokers?
Having dealt with the history of chokers, we turn to practice. A thin leather choker or a choker-ribbon, like the heroine of "Leon", matches everyday clothes and even a sporting style.
Velvet choker is perfectly combined with a denim or a jacket (or better with everything together).
A laconic pearl choker can be worn with a business suit, like Coco Chanel.
Chokers with precious inlays, like those of Audrey Hepburn, are created for seductive evening dresses and top with open cutouts.
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