Is 2016 the Year of Choker?

PSA: The 90’s are totally back. And in case you have ever taken the time to reminisce about what accessories were the hottest during this grunge decade, you’ll recall quite a few: fanny packs sound familiar? Maybe mood rings, slap bracelets and velvet scrunchies? There were some great trends—and while most we hope to never welcome back, we are totally loving one 90’s accessory and we think you’ll agree: chokers.

That’s right – you swore we’d never wear them again, but with an edgy modern twist, and a dominant feeling of glam, chokers are back. According to Vogue Paris, “The Nineties style staple that first made its catwalk comeback for Spring/Summer 2016 is back again with style this season at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016-2017.”   We recently spotted this 90’s trend on S/S 16 runways of Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang and Dior, and the trend has wasted no time to hit the blogger circuit. See how to style the chokers to embrace the 90s trend in a modern way, so take note. We love the equally sexy and playful tone a choker embraces and although we worshipped them in the 90s, the resurgence is even better!

Read on to see and shop the look you need to add into your wardrobe, starting at just $25!

Wendy Nichol Women's Braided Leather Choker-Colorless
Wendy Nichol Wendy Nichol Women’s Braided Leather Choker-Colorless ($430)
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Factory Drop the Game Choker
Factory Factory Drop the Game Choker ($20)
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Vanessa Mooney The Lily Choker
Vanessa Mooney Vanessa Mooney The Lily Choker ($35)
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Eddie Borgo - Cuboid Collar Gold-plated Choker
Eddie Borgo Eddie Borgo – Cuboid Collar Gold-plated Choker ($225)
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Vanessa Mooney Gold Diamond Wrap Choker
Vanessa Mooney Vanessa Mooney Gold Diamond Wrap Choker ($41)
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Forever 21 Faux Leather Choker
Forever 21 Forever 21 Faux Leather Choker ($3.90)
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Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Choker
Kenneth Jay Lane Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Choker ($95)
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A Love is Blind
Vanessa Mooney Lace Choker
Vanessa Mooney Vanessa Mooney Lace Choker ($35)
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Eddie Borgo Safety Chain Choker Necklace
Eddie Borgo Eddie Borgo Safety Chain Choker Necklace ($375)
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Ettika Choker Necklace
Ettika Ettika Choker Necklace ($66)
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Gabriela Artigas Orbit Choker Necklace
Gabriela Artigas Orbit Choker Necklace ($188)
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Frasier Sterling Concho Choker
Frasier Sterling Concho Choker ($79)
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A Love is Blind
Factory Chain Your Mind Fitted Choker
Factory Factory Chain Your Mind Fitted Choker ($28)
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Factory Bead Demon Wrap Choker
Factory Factory Bead Demon Wrap Choker ($35)
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Raga Turquoise Stone Choker
Raga Raga Turquoise Stone Choker ($74)
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The good news? Designer labels and fast-fashion retailers are already starting to sell some fabulous versions of the trend, so you have plenty of options to choose from. The bad news? You’re about to want every piece we picked out for you (although we guess that’s good news as well).