POPSUGAR Celebrity

Even If You're Not a '90s Girl, You'll Want a Choker This Season

Aug 21 2014 - 4:30am

We fondly remember our chokers in middle school — we even loved the candy necklace variety — and with every wear, we felt more and more like we were channeling our idol, Cher Horowitz. After a brief hiatus, we're pleased to report that chokers are very much in the fold again and infinitely cooler than they were in our teens. This time around, they're cropping up on the red carpet on style-setters like Rihanna [1], Joan Smalls, and Elle Fanning, and they're looking sleeker, more polished, and chicer than ever. To our point, we've curated the coolest pieces on the market — scroll through to see how our favorite celebs are wearing them and then shop right here.

Source: Getty / Jamie McCarthy [2]

Elle Fanning

Proving that chokers can look as delicate as they can edgy, Elle Fanning complemented a bare neckline with this piece at the Maleficent premiere.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway [3] added modern edge to a button-down with a sleek metal choker.


For the Met Gala, Rihanna [4] highlighted her neckline with a jeweled choker that was both statement-making and intricate.

Kim Kardashian

Kim multiplied the glamour with layers of gold chokers, giving off a very Cleopatra vibe at a party in Cannes.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell [5] capitalized on a square-cut open neckline with a bold gold choker.

Joan Smalls

Joan's thin gold choker added a chic but subtle finish to her night-out look.

BaubleBar Pearl Choker

BaubleBar Pearl Bumper Choker [6] ($28)

Vanessa Mooney Turquoise Pendant Choker

Vanessa Mooney Turquoise Pendant Choker [7] ($35)

Jennifer Fisher Silver-Plated Choker

Jennifer Fisher Ball Silver-Plated Choker [8] ($350)

Steve Madden Rose-Gold Choker

Steve Madden Rose-Gold-Tone Crystal ID Choker Necklace [9] ($38)

BCBG Chain Choker

BCBG Max Azria Chain-Collar Choker [10] ($34)

Lanvin Jeweled Choker

Lanvin Eva Choker [11] ($1,890)

Kenneth Jay Lane Knot Choker

Kenneth Jay Lane Knot Choker [12] ($85, originally $150)

Charlotte Russe Pearl-Embellished Choker

Charlotte Russe Pearl Curved Metal Choker Necklace [13] ($6)

By Malene Birger Gold-Plated Choker

By Malene Birger Erykah Gold-Plated Resin Necklace [14] ($395)

Michael Kors Choker

Michael Kors Statement Choker Necklace [15] ($145)

Mango Metal Choker

Mango Metal Choker [16] ($20)

Jules Smith Designs Gold Choker

Jules Smith Designs Americana Curved Golden Choker Necklace [17] ($98)

Fallon Oversize Chain Choker

Fallon Oversize Biker Choker [18] ($250)

Topshop Rubber and Rhinestone Choker

Topshop Rubber and Rhinestone Choker [19] ($15)

Edie Borgo Gold-Plated Choker

Eddie Borgo Bicone Rose-Gold-Plated Choker [20] ($250)

C. Wonder Horse Bit Choker

C. Wonder Hinged Horse Bit Collar [21] ($68)

Nasty Gal Jeweled Choker

Nasty Gal Daisy and Confused Choker [22] ($20)

ASOS Lace Choker

ASOS Victoriana Lace Choker Necklace [23] ($15)

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