The new necklace: 39 ways to wear the hottest jewelry style now

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By Lisa Flam

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The big, chunky necklaces have had their moment. As have the layers and layers of delicate chains. Now, it’s time for something new around the neck: Chokers are back in a big way.

The necklaces, which sit high on the neck, have been spotted on many well-known names in recent seasons.

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There are so many styles to choose from — bold or dainty, leather or lace — that’s it’s easy to own the trend and wear it your own way.

Among the styles: the architectural metal choker, which holds it shape and makes a statement, the boho chokers that are made of leather or wrap around the neck and delicate lace chokers that add a feminine touch.

Kate Hudson dons a stunning three-piece look at the Golden Globes this year: A matching top, skirt _ and a choker necklace. MARIO ANZUONI / Reuters

To really show off the look, pair a choker with an off-the-shoulder top.

Style expert Lilliana Vazquez, founder of, dropped by TODAY Friday with an awesome assortment of affordable chokers.

Find your favorite new necklace below:


1. Aviva Winter Lace Chokers, $49

Aviva Winter

2. Urban Outfitters Daisy Chain Choker Necklace, $18

3. Urban Outfitters Filigree Choker Necklace, $20

4. Urban Outfitters Libby Stone Choker Necklace, $18

5. Urban Outfitters Maddison Wide Fabric Choker Necklace, $18

6. Urban Outfitters Chiffon Choker Necklace, $18

7. Nasty Gal Rivoli Bow Choker, $18

8. Suzywan Deluxe Black Rose Crochet Choker, $28

9. Vanessa Mooney Take Care Brown Choker, $26


10. Erin Dana Bowtie Choker, $45

11. Erin Dana Mini Bowtie Choker, $45

12. Meridian Ave Elissa Suede Choker, $32

13. Meridian Ave Emma Choker, $38

14. Missguided Rope Detail Wrap Around Choker, $12.92

15. Missguided Layered Suede Choker, $12.92

16. Urban Outfitters Only Love Leather + Stone Choker Necklace, $24

17. Urban Outfitters Cali Chain Choker Necklace, $20

18. Nasty Gal Feliz Wrap Choker, $18

19. Nasty Gal Opposites Attract Mixed Choker Set, $28

21. Lulus Good Idea Gold and Ivory Layered Choker Necklace, $13
22. ASOS Glamorous Disc Choker, $12.94

23. Ettika Still Surprise You Choker Necklace, $30

24. Anita K Violetta Chain Choker, $65


25. Meridian Ave Eve Choker, $48

26. Baublebar Gigi Choker, $44

27. Tobi Revelry Triple Choker, $18

28. Missguided Skinny Layer Choker, $19.38

29. Missguided Metal Plate Choker, $24.23

30. Zara Triple Choker Necklace, $9.99

31. Urban Outfitters Forever Choker Necklace, $34

32. Urban Outfitters Behind The Line Fringe Choker Necklace, $29.99

33. Anita K Gwen Metal Choker, $70

34. Nasty Gal Bad Pearls Club Velvet Choker, $18

35. Lena Bernard Ofelia Patinated Choker, $85

36. Lena Bernard Wake 'n Snake Metal Collar Necklace, $68

37. Nasty Gal Sparks Fly Collar Lariat Necklace, $20

38. Nasty Gal Colby Vegan Suede Choker, $18
39. Lacey Ryan Fishtail Choker Necklace, $58 contributor Lisa A. Flam is a news and lifestyles reporter in New York. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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