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Can’t tell a Peter Pan collar from a winged collar, or a shift from a sheath ? We help you hone your fashion vocab by de-coding popular fashion terms
As the name suggests, choker collars are neckpieces that clasp the neck tightly, fitting like a choker necklace but with a different make and style. From belt-style miniature buckles to snaps and loops, these neck clasps are found in a myriad varieties. For the punk touch, gilded metallic accents including spikes and bullet pellet-shaped adornments can also be found in such choker collars.
STYLE IT RIGHT
While a diamond or jewel-encrusted choker necklace can pretty up any ensemble, these tough neckties can be tricky to pull off. We love how singer-actor Vanessa Hudgens (left) seamlessly weaves in her black, gold-accent encrusted choker collar with her dress. If you want to perk up a minimalistic look with some edge, these styles of necklaces are a good option. Since the neck-clasp makes a bold statement, keep the rest of the look clean otherwise you’d end up looking over the top. Take cue from Hudgens and keep your hairdo sleek, with a glossy coffee hue for your lips.