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 , 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.
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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  added modern edge to a button-down with a sleek metal choker.
For the Met Gala, Rihanna  highlighted her neckline with a jeweled choker that was both statement-making and intricate.
Kim multiplied the glamour with layers of gold chokers, giving off a very Cleopatra vibe at a party in Cannes.
Naomi Campbell  capitalized on a square-cut open neckline with a bold gold choker.
Joan's thin gold choker added a chic but subtle finish to her night-out look.
BaubleBar Pearl Choker
BaubleBar Pearl Bumper Choker  ($28)
Vanessa Mooney Turquoise Pendant Choker
Vanessa Mooney Turquoise Pendant Choker  ($35)
Jennifer Fisher Silver-Plated Choker
Jennifer Fisher Ball Silver-Plated Choker  ($350)
Steve Madden Rose-Gold Choker
Steve Madden Rose-Gold-Tone Crystal ID Choker Necklace  ($38)
BCBG Chain Choker
BCBG Max Azria Chain-Collar Choker  ($34)
Lanvin Jeweled Choker
Lanvin Eva Choker  ($1,890)
Kenneth Jay Lane Knot Choker
Kenneth Jay Lane Knot Choker  ($85, originally $150)
Charlotte Russe Pearl-Embellished Choker
Charlotte Russe Pearl Curved Metal Choker Necklace  ($6)
By Malene Birger Gold-Plated Choker
By Malene Birger Erykah Gold-Plated Resin Necklace  ($395)
Michael Kors Choker
Michael Kors Statement Choker Necklace  ($145)
Mango Metal Choker
Mango Metal Choker  ($20)
Jules Smith Designs Gold Choker
Jules Smith Designs Americana Curved Golden Choker Necklace  ($98)
Fallon Oversize Chain Choker
Fallon Oversize Biker Choker  ($250)
Topshop Rubber and Rhinestone Choker
Topshop Rubber and Rhinestone Choker  ($15)
Edie Borgo Gold-Plated Choker
Eddie Borgo Bicone Rose-Gold-Plated Choker  ($250)
C. Wonder Horse Bit Choker
C. Wonder Hinged Horse Bit Collar  ($68)
Nasty Gal Jeweled Choker
Nasty Gal Daisy and Confused Choker  ($20)
ASOS Lace Choker
ASOS Victoriana Lace Choker Necklace  ($15)