Nineteen Ninety Five was the year for chokers; any young lady worth her salt had to own a choker that year. I first saw a choker in an old film and fell in love with them, but I only came to see one years later when they came back to grace our necklines. Chokers are short necklaces that women wear around their necks. Most chokers are about fifteen inches long and are often adjustable to suit different neck sizes. It is neck-hugging and fits around a neck like a collar.
In the old days, French and English women liked to wear beautiful ribbons around their necks.
The choker necklace is believed to have been created after the inventor watched how colourful and beautiful ribbons around the necks could highlight the beauty of women, and he went on to invent chokers which were later made using precious stones like diamonds and sapphires.
They were not only popular with commoners but Queens, Princesses and other members of the royal family were also spotted wearing chokers. One such royalty who was a lover of chokers was the late Princess Diana of Wales.
I remember when chokers came to the fashion scene, they were quite expensive and being a student I could not afford to buy one, but that did not deter my determination to own one. So one Saturday morning together with my best friend we went to one of the upscale shops where they were selling the chokers, asked to see one and after noting down the details we went our way. From that shop we headed to fabric shops where we bought two metres of black velvet ribbon and some pearls and headed home.
hat afternoon was spent designing homemade chokers. They were not as exquisite as the one’s sold in the shops, but nonetheless my friend and I had our chokers ready to be worn by evening to attend a party.
Later I realized that chokers were must have jewellery collection for every girl, when my friends started to make inquiries as to where I bought mine. I ended up making homemade chokers for my friends and school mates selling them at an affordable price.
Well, it’s been a while since our necks felt the familiar pressure of chokers but the time is right for their return because we have not only seen the chokers on the fashion runways , but also in the movies like the Twilight Saga Movie-New Moon where Ashley Greene who played the character Alice Cullen wore a beautiful choker.
The good news is that chokers can be made from anything; from ribbons, dried flowers, pearls, gold, sapphire and diamond depending on one’s taste and pocket.
For women who love to highlight their beautiful necks or shoulders. The choker necklace is the fantastic item to draw attention to your beautiful necks, shoulders and face. It is also a great piece of jewellery to enhance your dressing especially when attending a party.
Chokers must be properly mixed and matched with the right attire to maximize the beauty it could provide. You cannot just put on a choker without considering the attire you are wearing because it could spell failure on your quest to look good.
Chokers are a must have splendid fashion accessories that can highlight beautiful necks and shoulders; wearing a beautiful choker necklace will add more sophistication to your entire look and sexiness to the neck line. Get one today and be counted among the fashionistas.