How to Wear a Choker Necklace


The 90s are back guys! Honestly, I’m a little psyched. The days of bell bottoms, chokers, and patches are back in full force with no signs of stopping. Seeing as how these are the trends I was down for in 5th grade, it’s safe to say I’m down to give them another whirl now as as an adult.

Chokers are on the scene again, but this time with a bolo twist. The woven stretchy chokers of the past have gotten a serious upgrade and are now taking more of a high-end form. From wrap chokers adorned with natural stones to metallic finishes, these days the go-to necklace is getting chicer by the minute.

With all these different designs, the choker has become a staple that is versatile enough to work with virtually any outfit.


Classics never die–a cape with a black and white striped top looks polished with a thick black choker.


A wrap choker looks posh for work when paired with suede trousers and a sheer neutral blouse.

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Lace up tops work well to complement a thin black choker, especially when a trench coat is involved! Talk about mixing dressy and casual!

Mixing old and new choker styles with a lariat necklace keeps a basic outfit unexpected.

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Metallic gold chokers steal center stage when worked with neutrals and a vibrant pair of sunnies.

Give ’em the cold shoulder by pairing a choker with some leather skinnies and stylish ankle boots with hardcore hardware.


Roll with a 70s vibe by playing with color and retro sillhouettes. A choker with a pendant adds a laid-back feeling to a pop of color and trendy button up skirt.


Suede moto jackets work well anytime–combine them with a choker and black skinnies to make the look your weekend uniform.

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7 Comments on How to Wear a Choker Necklace

  1. Chaundra
    August 20, 2016 at 12:50 am (3 years ago)

    I’ve always loved chokers. In fact I still have a couple from like over ten years ago. I remember my sister and I wore them like crazy when they came out. Oh the memories.

    • Missy Damon
      August 21, 2016 at 10:47 am (3 years ago)

      Me too! Even the ones we used to wear back in the day work now. I just saw this girl,, wearing the old ones layered with new ones and I’m really digging it!

  2. Morgan @ Blessed Messes
    August 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m so torn over chokers. I don’t think I could pull them off because I don’t have that kind of style, but I think they’re cute!
    Blessed Messes

    • Missy Damon
      August 21, 2016 at 10:43 am (3 years ago)

      Well honestly I thought that too! My style is a mix of edgy and preppy so the preppy side of me thought immediately: “no way”. Then I looked for inspo and found some women who pulled them off well with off the shoulder tops and button down shirts. I thought, hell I can do that. I got black first and it’s really edgy. Then I found a white one on Amazon for like 10 bucks. It’s super feminine and works with anything. Give it a try! If you hate it, sell it (I bet you’d make a profit at this point!) Let me know if you need help finding one or want suggestions on what to wear it with 🙂

  3. Justina
    January 17, 2017 at 10:46 am (2 years ago)

    Chokers are always trendy for me. In case you want to find a sparkling choker with some rhinestones or gems to decorate your neck and make a statement to your dressed up outfit, check this out- Swarovski choker, I just love them!

  4. Love Chokers
    January 31, 2017 at 2:49 am (2 years ago)

    I love chokers but donno if they will suit my personality and style 🙁

    I will try and get some inspiration out of the looks you posted above – Thanks!


    • Missy Damon
      January 31, 2017 at 8:35 pm (2 years ago)

      I hope you do! I wasn’t sure if they were for me either, but there are so many different kinds now you’re sure to find one to suit you 🙂 Let me know if you need affordable places to shop for them I’d be happy to help!

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