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Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Choker's Delight


Balenciaga SS15
 
 
Balmain SS15
 
 
Balmain SS15; Source
What used to come in the form of a red or black ribbon has expanded into what we now know as the choker. Yes, chokers are hip again my darlings. It may not be the 90s anymore but I won't tell if you don't. This is one of those trends that gets revisited over and over again. This is one of those times I don't mind going through the time warp again. Check out the runway looks below featuring chokers. Aren't they exquisite? Whether you prefer your chokers on the girly-side or more hardcore there is surely to be one or two that meets your needs this spring. Lucky me, I never got rid of my chokers you see. Isn't it fun, not to mention inexpensive, when you can just shop your own wardrobe for a trend?
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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Celine Resort15
 
Cushnie et Ochs SS15


Tom Ford





Maiyet SS15

Nina Ricci SS15

 
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One worn by those whom mourned the loss of people whom met their death by guillotine during the French Revolution, by ladies of the night during the 1800s and by ballerina’s during the same era the choker has certainly come to adorn the necks of ladies from all walks of life during the present day.
Balmain SS15; Source
 
 

Balmain SS15; Source


Chanel SS15




Christian Dior SS15


 
House of Holland SS15


Lanvin SS15


I have had a tempestuous relationship with the choker for many years but I can’t deny I have always been fascinated with it. You see, sometimes I love it and at other times the idea of wearing one holds not an ounce of glee for me. I certainly want to hear, whether or not you feel the same way, but let’s first explore this fascinating neckpiece just a tad more shall we by considering its long and storied history:

  • The choker was widely embraced by royals and those of lower classes during the late 1800s.

  • It again may appearance during the mid-1940s and was compared quite humorously, I think, to a dog collar.

  • The choker was the toast of many towns during the 1990s and was worn by those whom had a preference for styles as diverse as preppy and gothic.

  • Celebrities in the 1990s and early 2000s gravitated towards chokers like nobody’s business.

  • Watch a film or television show from the 1990s like Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Buffy the Vampire Slayer or She’s All That. They really were worn everywhere and by practically everyone.

I simply must go on about the variety of materials and gemstones chokers can be comprised of: diamonds, pearls, leather, silk and so much more. A choker never met a material or jewel it did not like.













 
Chokers are great for gracing the red carpet, the runway or the streets of a metropolitan city.

My goodness, chokers have made their presence felt lately. I guess I am back in love with them again for the present. Are you?

I made you think didn't I? So whether you think they are a go or a no-go share your thoughts.
 
 
All images are courtesy of Pinterest unless otherwise cited.

I am an online fashion stylist for Keaton Row so if you like my taste I hope you check out my site (http://www.keatonrow.com/sharonpate) and let me help you fill your wardrobe with a good luck charm or two. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
 
 
 
 
 
Thierry Mugler SS15
 
 
Tome SS15
 
Tory Burch SS15


Versace SS15
 
 

86 comments:

  1. Hola Sharon! Últimamente los collares han cobrado mucha importancia en los looks. Esta tendencia de tipo gargantilla muy seguida en los 90, me parece muy femenina y a juzgar por las imágenes, con la gran variedad de modelos siempre habrá uno para cada estilo. Un post muy bueno, como siempre....

    Besos guapa, Emi
    http://www.diseneitorforever.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Hello, Emilia:

      Chokers really are delightful. I love them. I am so glad you visited. It has been a while. I hope you have a wonderful week.

      Sharon

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  2. Great post!
    I would really love for you to check out my latest post:
    Kaiyo Aino Blog

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    1. Thank you, Kaiyo. I enjoyed reading your latest post also. I hope you have a wonderful week. Let's continue to support each other.

      Sharon

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  3. beautiful necklace! all the selection it's perfect :)

    gdlstreets.com

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    1. Thanks so much. There are so many gorgeous chokers here. I am glad they are back in style.

      Sharon

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  4. These are so gorgeous, love the balmain ones x

    aforvogue
    NEWPOST

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    1. Thanks, Anna. The Balmain chokers are awesome. I also love the Versace choker and the Tome choker. There are too many favorites here for me to list. I am glad you enjoyed browsing through. I hope you enjoy your week.

      Sharon

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  5. I'm in love with chockers and this year i hope to add more to my selection. I love all of the above, simple and over the top.
    Fab post xxx
    Outfittingu.com/blog/

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    1. I love them too, Lessette. They add something special to a look. I hope to find some really great budget-friendly chokers this season. I am happy you liked so many of those featured here. I love over-the-top when it comes to chokers.

      Sharon

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  6. I didn't have to think too hard cos I love chokers too. Haven't worn them a lot lately but I'm definitely ready to embrace and rock them. They do add a oomph to a look for sure. The Balenciaga choker is jawdropping. Great picks as always Sharon! http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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    1. I am feeling the love for chokers again. I want to add some new pieces to my collection. Balmain seems to be the winner for best luxury chokers right now. I hope you have a wonderful week. It is always great to hear from you.

      Sharon

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  7. These chokers are very beautiful!

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  8. I love them, too, and adore the first one from your own selection (with the blue stones) very much. Also really enjoyed a bit of fashion trivia - thank you for sharing! x

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to visit and browse through the post. It means a lot that you did.

      Sharon

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  9. Well spotted- Love these choices!
    xoxo

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  10. That red dress from Balmain SS15 looks beautiful ! X

    Follow me on GFC Sharon, I always follow back !
    WWW.HEKYMA.COM

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  11. That red dress from Balmain SS15 looks beautiful ! X

    Follow me on GFC Sharon, I always follow back !
    WWW.HEKYMA.COM

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    1. That dress is truly gorgeous! followed you, Hekyma.

      Sharon

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  12. I love chokers, I'm even wearing one on my latest outfit post! I love the last one and second last one pictured below. Would love if we kept in touch and maybe followed each other. Enjoy your day!

    http://sincerelymissj.blogspot.ca/

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    1. The second to last one is amazing. It is a favorite of those featured here for sure. You have a great blog. I would love to follow each other.

      Sharon

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  13. I love chokers sometimes but they can be annoying if too heavy, one of the simplistic ones like Tome and Tory Burch are great! But I do appreciate the artistry that some designers go to.

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    1. I always appreciate your opinion. Thanks so much for your comment and continued support.

      Sharon

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  14. there is something super cool about all your post something that keeps me rolling over and over your blog , you never disappoint , awesome post..
    http://oyebamireismail.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Oyebamire. Your kind words mean so much.

      Sharon

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  15. Love those statement necklaces. Are gorgeous! A simple basic look with one of those become an terrific outfit. ♥ ♥
    Have a lovely week dear!

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    1. Hi, Rosa:

      You are absolutely right about keeping the rest of the look simple. The necklaces make such an impactful statement on their own. I hope you have a lovely week also.

      Sharon

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  16. Just visiting you to say hi dear! Hope you had a wonderful week so far.
    Love♥

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  17. These are wonderful pieces! I love chokers and are happy they are back. Thanks for the visit.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post, Diana.

      Sharon

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  18. Hi Sharon! Loved this post! I am a huge fan of chokers, I think that they are so stylish and add sophistication to a look.

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Keisha. I love chokers so much. I am obsessed with them right now.

      Sharon

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  19. Hola, bonito post. Este complemento es imprescindible para cualquier look. Los que nos muestras son muy bonitos. Bss

    http://almamodaaldia.com

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    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate your comment.

      Sharon

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  20. Blog maravilhoso amei, os look e acessórios estão maravilhosos
    Curta e siga o meu canal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZdo8xMv34

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    1. I am so happy you like this post. Thank you so very much for the compliment.

      Sharon

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  21. oh yess choker seems to be the new hot thing in! should go get myself one ;)

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Annie. I am glad you visited.

      Sharon

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  22. They're all so beautiful. I really like the Thierry one!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. They are all pretty terrific. I like that one too. It makes such a regal statement but it is a bit sexy also.

      Sharon

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  23. nice necklaces!

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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    1. I am glad you like them, Lan. I tried to select a wide variety to feature here.

      Sharon

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  24. Chokers estão super em alta, quero muito um!
    Bjs :**

    http://hey-anny.blogspot.com.br

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    1. They are absolutely fantastic. Thanks for the comment, Anny.

      Sharon

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    1. I am glad you like some of them, Irina. Thanks so much for the visit and comment.

      Sharon

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  26. Amazing chocker selection, my favorite is the navy blue one, so chic and intricate! :) xo~ Lena
    www.felinecreatures.com

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    1. Thank you, Lena. That particular choker is a stunner. I just had to post it.

      Sharon

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  27. I just love chockers ! They're great !
    xoxo,

    http://atwednesdaysiwearpink.blogspot.pt/

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    1. I like them so much too, Carina. Happy you enjoyed the post. I hope you saw some you like.

      Sharon

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  28. Beautiful chockers! Thank you for visit and comment.
    Have a great weekend :)
    Rosa

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    1. You are welcome. I hope we can stay in touch. I enjoyed reading your recent post.

      Sharon

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  29. Not a chocker fan but I saw some minimalistic designs that I like

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    1. It is fine that you are not a fan. They are not to everyone's taste. I enjoyed reading your comment and hope you come back to visit.

      Sharon

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  30. Wowwwww. I am in love, i like everything ! I have somes but i dont use sio Muchasss haha. Xxxccc
    Www.mulhersuperfashion.com

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    1. It has been awhile since I have worn mine too, Leniliz. I am glad they are back in style. They really add flair to a look.

      Sharon

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    1. I know. It is one of my favorites too. It is such a sexy look.

      Sharon

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  32. Great post!
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Emma. It means a lot. Your blog is terrific.

      Sharon

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  33. I'm so into this trend, love the post thanks for sharing,
    Loves,
    Justine,
    http://justinessecret.com/

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    1. Happy you enjoyed the post, Justine.

      Sharon

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  34. Love chokers!! So many great ones here. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am glad you visited my blog, Susana. Love your latest post.

      Sharon

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  35. Great post, Sharon!! All the selection is perfect. I'm really in love with chockers. Big hugs!!
    Gaby

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    1. Thanks, Gaby. I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

      Sharon

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Coco. Have a wonderful weekend.

      Sharon

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  37. Hi Sharon, these chokers are very beautiful. Happy Easter. Kisses
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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    1. Thanks for your visit and comment, Carmen. It means so much.

      Sharon

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  39. Chokers have been beautiful nowadays vs the ugly ones (that I unfortunately also used to wear!) from the 90s. Love a slender minimal one with maybe a small pearl or two. So classy and look good with virtually any outfit. Your post has inspired me to see what's being sold for Spring!

    xo Cristina

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    1. Modern chokers are rather stunning. I am glad the post was inspiring to you, Cristina.

      Sharon

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  40. Hi sweet Sharon,
    wonderful selection of pics, i love the necklaces!!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. Hi, Coco:

      The necklaces are so beautiful. I am so happy you visited. I hope you have a great week.

      Sharon

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  41. Amazing selection!!!
    Your blog is great!!!

    http://sashashut.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Sasha. I really appreciate your comment.

      Sharon

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    2. amazing selection :)
      http://www.francescagori.com/en_US/the-dream-journey-of-antonio-grimaldi/

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    3. Thanks, Francesca. I am so happy you liked the selection.

      Sharon

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  42. These chokers are really beautiful , so had to pick a favourite.

    have a great weekend dear.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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    1. They are stunning. I have several favorites as I too could never pick just one. Thanks for visiting.

      Sharon

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    1. Thanks so much, Anna. I am so glad you enjoyed this post.

      Sharon

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