WHY ARE PEOPLE GOING GAGA ABOUT IT?
- As a flattering, sultry addition to any outfit, it quickly gained momentum.
- Chokers are the latest fashion and they suit all your outfits. They look royal and elegant.
- Chokers can adorn in many ways including and with many other jewelry items.
The 19th-century fashion for broad chokers reached its peak around 1900 in part due to Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom wearing one to hide a small scar. Chokers were popular into the 1920s and again in the ’40s as colliers de Chien. The resurgence of the choker ruled the fashion set, Instagram, and even the red carpet in 2016.
1 1860s: The uniform of prostitutes.
Manet's famous painting, "Olympia," (1863) depicted a prostitute wearing a black ribbon around her neck. During this era, a ribbon around the neck could mean a woman was a prostitute.
2 Late 1800s: Royal trend
Alexandra, Princess of Wales, reportedly wore thick rows of pearls and velvet to cover a scar on her neck which made her self-conscious. She was influential in expanding the trend.
3 Late 1800s: Upscale chokers are markers of the elite.
The term dog collars or colliers de Chien catches on, and these designs — incorporating luxe diamonds, pearls, lace, and velvet — can be seen as objects of the elite because the best kinds were custom-made to fit one's neck perfectly. No one likes a droopy choker!!
4 Mid-'90s: Gothic takeover.
Too many breeds of Goths to list, but a pentagram choker was a favorite of Wiccans, while you'd find most NIN Goths wearing a spiked dog collar or silver ball chain.
5 Late '90s: The tattoo choker.
So versatile — a perfect complement to a prom dress or a cute everyday accessory.Just wear the damn choker!!It looks beautiful!!