“I like chokers yet it depends on the person to me,” sophomore Kristen Halliburton said, “some people don’t look that well in them. I mean, if they wore the right clothes with them then it would not be a problem. One of my friends wears them for a fashion statement so I guess they could also be worn for stating something to the public.”
While chokers were not a trend in the 1800’s, rulers like Alexandria of Denmark wore chokers to make a statement. Chokers began trending in the 1920s to the late 1940’s.
“I feel like they [chokers] are unique and bringing back an old trend. I heard of the many different meanings behind chokers yet I never get why people do that. However, I do like how that this used to be a trend and it is coming back to our generation.” Freshman, Rachel Lynch says.
According to New York’s Fashion Week chokers are a symbol of feminine ‘fierceness.’ With a choker, women can not only conceal the neck but highlight it. That enticing blend of delicacy and danger, of control and its absence, makes sense for a moment in which women are finding new ways to be powerful.