Chokers are necklaces that sit tightly around the neck. They are often made of fabric since they are so close-fitting, but there are many other styles and materials. Their constructions range from simple to ornate, and they frequently feature detailing like sequins, rhinestones, pearls or pendants. Choker necklaces can be a great fashion accessory when chosen and worn correctly. However, there are definitely some key points to keep in mind when choosing a choker that will look flattering.
How to Choose a Choker Necklace
Evaluating Your Neck and Face Shape
It’s important to measure your neck before investing in a choker, since they are meant to fit relatively tightly. Take a soft measuring tape and loop it around your neck once. Be sure to hold the tape close to your neck – chokers should fit tightly, but they should be loose enough for you to breathe easily. A good rule of thumb is to add 2 inches (50.8 mm) onto whatever your neck measurement is. This will be a comfortable choker length for you.
- The standard choker measurement is usually 14 to 16 inches (356 mm to 406 mm) in length.
- Chokers can vary greatly in width from 3 inches (76.2 mm) down to just a small wire about 1/16 of an inch (4 mm).