The dramatic choker necklace is a classic statement jewellery piece that never goes out of fashion. Choker necklaces sit tightly around the neck, and the designs can range from simple and understated to ornate and highly embellished. The fashion accessory is designed to accentuate facial features and long, slender necks, and was a highly popular fashion jewellery statement at the height of the 90s.
Necklace Length And Face Shape
A choker necklace looks best on a long, slender neck. If you are blessed with a swan-like neck you can easily carry off elaborate and embellished choker styles. If you have a short or wide neck you can still wear a choker, but it is best to select a flattering slim and simple design. To find the best choker fit it’s important to measure your neck, and then add 2 inches to find your perfect choker length. Most chokers measure a standard 14 to 16 inches in length.
Girls with oval shaped faces can wear necklaces of all shapes, lengths and styles. If you have a round face chokers will emphasize the roundness, and on a long, thin face this necklace will make your face look wider. Chokers also flatter heart face shaped honeys.
Choker Colour Guide
Fabric chokers became hugely popular in medieval times, when women used pieces of satin, silk or velvet to adorn their necks. The classic studded black velvet choker is a timeless design that dates back through the ages, and is still popular today.
When choosing a fabric choker necklace choose colours that highlight natural skin tone. Some colours can cause the skin to appear washed-out, so always choose the most flattering fabric shade to bring out the colour of the eyes. You can also match the sparkling stones and gems, of an embellished choker, to eye colour to create a mesmerising effect.
Gothic Style Glam
Black and neutral shades suit everyone, and therefore a simple black choker is always a fail-proof style to choose when deciding on statement choker jewellery. Gothic glamour chokers tend to feature ornate and elaborate embellishments like dangling chains, cameos, lockets, pearls and sparkling gems. Girls who prefer a more edgy look can opt for studded leather chokers, with snap closure, and punk fashion influence.
Choker fashion is not just about embellished strips of feminine fabrics that are wrap around the neck. Metal chokers, with a bold, confident and structured design, are equally popular and easy to wear. Metallic elegance ranges from simple, dainty choker chains to dramatic oversized pieces of intricate wire and metalwork. For a seriously contemporary on trend look layer dainty choker chains with longer length necklaces.
Consider The Neckline
When wearing a choker necklace the more bare skin on show, the more your statement jewellery will stand out. Strapless, off the shoulder, V-neck and sweetheart or scoop necklines show off your close-fitting neck bling to perfection. To avoid looking bulky and uncoordinated never wear a choker if your outfit has a high neckline.
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