postheadericon How to Choose a Choker Necklace

Choker necklaces can be a great fashion accessory when chosen and worn correctly. Chokers are necklaces that sit tightly around the neck usually as a band or strip of material some have detailing such as rhinestones, pearls or pendants. Here are 3 quick steps to picking out a perfect choker for you.

How to Choose a Choker Necklace

1 Consider the length and width of your neck. The longer and more slender your neck, the wider the choker you can wear while still looking appealing. If you have a shorter or wider neck, a choker is still a good option as long as you choose a slim one; otherwise, you run the risk of making your neck appear even wider. A longer, more slender neck can wear chokers with more detail and gems; however, for a woman with a wider neck, it is best to go for something more simple. Chokers can vary greatly in width from 3” (7.5cm) down to just a small wire about 1/16 of an inch.

How to Choose a Choker Necklace

2 Decide what type of details you want on your choker. You can pick from a plain black ribbon to wild and fancy with designs and gems or a picture locket. If you rock a more goth style then go for a Victorian Royalty look. If you are more on the girly flirty style then a simple wire choker with some colourful beads might be a good choice. Take some friends shopping with you and ask for opinions while spending a lot of time in front of the mirror.

How to Choose a Choker Necklace

3 Consider what you will be wearing the choker with. Mostly which top or dresses. Will it be a low cut or v neckline? If so then most chokers will look good with this style of neckline. If it’s a shirt or dress that sits high on the neck try to avoid chokers that hang down over the top or dress it may hang up or cause a bulky look at your neckline.

How to Choose a Choker Necklace

4 Choose a color. The last thing to consider is the colors; don’t let your choker clash with your outfit. The best way to avoid this is to try to decide ahead of time which tops or dresses you may be wearing your choker with and try to pick a color that suits what is in your wardrobe.

How to Choose a Choker Necklace

5 Wear the choker. The best positioning for a choker is on, or just above, the collarbone. If this makes your neck look shorter or disappear, don’t wear chokers.

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