Celebs Wear Spring 2012 NYFW Trend Now: Chokers

It’s clear from the Spring 2012 runways at NYFW that chokers are going to be the necklace of choice for fall. Celeb stylists have, of course, already anticipated the trend—check out which fashion-forward celebrities have recently been spotted in chokers.


Charlotte Ronson, Donna Karan, and Elie Tahari Spring 2012, photos: IMAXtree

The look hasn’t been seen prominently since the 90s, but with the return of that decade’s crop tops, palazzo pants, and maxi skirts, it makes sense that the statement necklace would make a comeback as well. At Charlotte Ronsonthe low neckline on a crop-top was balanced by a buckled belt-like choker. The choker’s orange and tan colors were a striking contrast to the cobalt blue. Donna Karan incorporated both the tribal trend and choker trend with a collar that featured layers of cascading spikes. Elie Tahari channeled the elegance of Grecian goddesses with a thin gold choker and draped whites.


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Tyra Banks isn’t afraid to try a trend. She went bold on Good Morning America this week, accessorizing a basic charcoal grey jersey dress with an athletic-inspired neon green choker. We know Banks is excited about the trend, because she already tried to bring back the look last year at the Kid’s Choice Awards with a gold choker. The key to Banks’ Good Morning America look? The rest of her outfit was neutral, but her yellow manicure balanced the brightness of the choker. Anna Wintour also anticipated the choker trend (natch) with the signature antique multi-strand Georgian gem collar she wears whenever she gets a chance. (Some forum users have wondered whether she’s required by contract to wear it every day.) The multi-strand necklace hangs a bit lower than a singe-strand choker, so it's a less daring way to try the trend. Wintour paired her choker with a floral velvet gown at the Moet & Chandon gala event. At the U.S. Open Men’s Finals, hot mama-to-be Beyonce dressed up a t-shirt with a sparkling choker.


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Chokers make a statement on the red carpet, too. At the Emmy’s, Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev perfectly accessorized her stunning red gown with a simple and elegant Neil Lane diamond choker that drew attention to her décolletage. She demonstrates that ears should be left bare with a choker, allowing it to shine. At boyfriend Kevin Hart’s premiere of Laugh at My Pain, Eniko Parrish wore a twisted silver choker with her ruched grey dress. Elizabeth McGovern looked lovely at the Entertainment Weekly and Women in Film pre-Emmy party. The Downton Abbey actress’ barely-there diamond choker added a subtle sparkle.