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Autumn jewellery: How chokers are taking fashion by the throat

We might still be a while away from the September equinox, but it already feels as though summer has come and gone here in Britain.

But that’s OK, because it means we can look forward to the cosy vibes that autumn brings – and with it, all the fashion trends for A/W20-21.

As we look to the jewellery trickling down from the catwalks, a big trend we’ve noticed is the return of the choker necklace.

Huge in the 90s, this style – worn tight to the throat, or at least tighter than average – makes a real statement and can be teamed with almost anything for a little extra edginess.

Although simple, adding a choker to the neckline provides a ‘good-girl-gone-bad’ feel that will instantly update everything from a simple T-shirt to a little black dress.

This is particularly the case for autumn 2020, as designer brands including Monse and Anna Sui have been showcasing thick, Goth-inspired styles that evoke the punk era, rather than anything too dainty.

We’ve already seen some of our favourite celebrities and influencers rocking chokers, with Vanessa Hudgens spotted wearing two in two days (one black leather and one dog collar-style) and even Princess Anne getting in on the act (hers was of the pearl variety, naturally).

Britney Spears also has an enviable collection, although she has been an ardent choker-wearer since about 1999 and could probably show us a thing or two about perfecting the look.

Choker Necklaces

We love a great choker necklace here at Majique, whether you wear them alone as a style statement or layer them up with pieces of other lengths. They’re also ideal to add interest should you be sporting a plunging neckline any time soon and fancy a change from the norm.

To get you started, Majique’s Victoriana-inspired black lace choker will instantly create an edgy vibe to your outfit, while this more Gothic piece takes the look further and is perfect for winter.

We also love this black ribbon tie style – which we could see worn with a satin tuxedo jacket and plunging open shirt for parties – and our star choker with a slogan tee and Converse for off-duty coolness.

Why not take a look at the humble choker this season and see if it could update your wardrobe?