Our 90s favourite—the choker top —rapidly returned to “on trend” during the last few years. But in 2016, the choker has reached new heights with the choker top. This trend has quickly taken Hollywood by storm! A big favourite with celebs, the choker top is an easy way to look like your favourite “it” girl.
Somewhere between a halter top and a turtle neck, this style is super flattering and means you don’t need to fuss around with other jewellery or accessorise. There are numerous ways you can wear a choker top whatever your occasion.
1. To the office
This top is perfect for stylish and edgy workwear, as shown by Alexa Chung. Team a long-sleeved v-neck choker top or jumper with a contrasting a line midi skirt and beautiful heels. You’ll be the talk of the water cooler.
2. While casually hanging out
This top adds excitement to a casual outfit, ala Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Hailey Baldwin. Team a plain black choker top with a statement leopard print coat, black skinny jeans, and black sunglasses like Rosie. Or take inspiration from Hailey Baldwin and pair a grey v neck choker top with classic aviators and high-waisted striped jeans and a down coat. You’ll look super stylish whether you’re shopping or hanging out with friends.
3. Going to a rock club
If you’re heading out to a rock bar, be like Kendall Jenner and master the sexy rock chick look. Pair a thick black choker with an oversized band t-shirt as a dress. Complete the look with a pair of cowgirl boots and wild wavy hair.
4. On a night out
Rosie knows best! Again, she perfected the stylish evening look with a black fitted choker top and a tuxedo jacket. Combined with black leather high-waisted pants, thigh-high black suede boots, contrasting bright red lipstick, she oozed style and sexiness. If you’re after something a little more risqué, Liza Soberano opted for an off-the-shoulder choker top baring some midriff and strappy heels.
5. To a super stylish event
If you’re waltzing off to any stylish events, follow in the footsteps of Kate Hudson. She really nailed the corset top with this sparkly ensemble of cropped boob tube, matching choker, and figure-hugging maxi skirt. This complementary outfit will really turn heads! For a more demure look, Solange rocked a thin-knit matching ensemble with a snood style choker.
6. On a date
If you’re going on a date, opt for a style perfected by Emily Ratajkowski. She has it spot on with skinny jeans, over-knee suede heeled boots, and a matching black choker blouse that bared a little skin. Your date will certainly be back for more!
How to get the look…
The beauty of choker tops is that they’re really easy to achieve!
Buy an all-in-one choker top—available in a variety of shapes and designs
- DIY your choker with strips of ribbon or material to match your top’s colour and fabric
- Search out your pussy bow blouses and tie the bow around your neck once to create your choker
- Tie a thin scarf back to front. Use the same colour and fabric as your top, or contrast it!