By Maya McCarthy on July 24th, 2011
In case you take a look at the new collections for fall 2011 there are some common elements that you could find. The majority of the models wear chokers when they are presenting the new dresses.
Some of the designers have come up with thick silver and gold chokers, while other created a vintage and sultry look.
In case you are looking for inspiration, take a look at the collection of Michael Kors, Yves Saint Laurent and Emanuel Ungaro. This is a trend that could already be seen on the streets as well.
In some cases the main point of chokers is to catch the light and to add a dose of glamour to your look. In case you opt for the big chokers, you should better leave the earrings at home. In case you feel like it is a necessity to have earrings, opt for smaller ones. Also, if you are going for a vintage look, wrap multiple strands of pearls around your neck.
Although the chokers seem to be really elegant and feminine, there are also some downsides that you must take into consideration before choosing to wear them.
Remember that these work out the best in case of those women that have a nice neckline and thin neck. In case your neck is a bit thicker, the choker is a big no-no for you.
Also in case your neck happens to be longer than the average, you have to be really careful about the kind of choker that you choose, because the wrong one could make your neck look longer than it is in reality.
Another advantage of the chokers is that they are suitable for just any woman, regardless of her age. In case of younger women, the accessory will make them look more elegant and in some way, more playful, while in case of the older women it might offer a sophisticated look and in the same time the possibility to keep their look simple and elegant in the same time.
There are numerous different materials that could be used for making chokers, such as velvet, beads, plastic, metal and also leather. For an elegant and feminine look, go for the velvet ones and the beaded ones.
If you are looking for a sophisticated look, consider the metal ones that seem to be extremely popular these days. The leather chokers offer a more ‘aggressive’ look than the rest and if you look for a metal chick look they are the perfect choice for you.