The ‘grunge’ moment has undeniably influenced our fashion choices of late. Absorbed and promoted through today’s mega-famous fashion ‘grammers, the choker is a nod to the 90s heavy-metal punk subculture and a protest against the norm. Although, unintentionally, the anti-anything-pretty accessory has now become a fashion phenomenon.
The beauty of the choker lies in the way it accentuates the female décolletage. By creating a bold statement at the neckline, the eye is drawn to the sensual accents of the collarbone and the way it naturally frames the neck and shoulders. Black chokers dominated the 90’s and exuded a soft punk vibe that we may not consider conducive to a bridal aesthetic. Contemporary designers have opened up a whole host of possibilities for the choker – using silk fabrics, metallic bars, geometric shapes and crystals. The thick, futuristic type choker featured on the Balmain SS15 Runway offers an off-beat accessory alternative.
For the bride who loves to accessorise with a touch of colour, channel Christian Dior. Adding a fun colour to an otherwise monochromatic ensemble, pair your pastel choker with droplet earrings. There are ways to glamour the choker, it starts with a fitted bodice and a full skirt.
Our muse, Rose-Huntington Whiteley styles the classic gold choker with streamlined hair and a silk slip. A choker of this nature is also particularly easy to match rings and other fine jewellery with. Compliment your engagement ring with a set of stackable stones.
By Grace Campbell