The 90s chokers and bridal pieces were true classics. Most of the Indian women never even anticipated how widely popular it would become right at this age or the fact whether they could even pull it off. But guess what? Everything is possible with accessories these days and chokers are no less. The old-school elegance is back and these chokers can be rocked by everybody, despite what style you identify with on a day-to-day basis. Since its comeback, they have been the single most popular piece of accessory which can draw attention to your face like a breeze. 

But with so many styles of chokers available now, the whole approach to how you must wear one has also become quite varied. However, fret not, because here are 10 trending choker styles that we have picked for you from your favourite desi brands that you can pair with either your Indian or western outfits.

Style These 10 Chokers With Your Favourite Saree Or Your Go-To Shirt

Look into these 10 choker styles that we’ve lined up for you which are casual, edgy, classic and modern all at the same time.

1. Minimalist Matar Malas 

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Every wardrobe should establish a catalogue of minimal, everyday jewellery pieces, whether you prefer silver, gold or a combination of both. Finding the right accessories that feel personal can take time and quality metals come in a variety of prices. However, this curated bauble from Tjori, a sustainable brand uplifting the Indian artisans in true forms is a must-buy.

Handcrafted in brass and finished with silver plating, this dainty choker necklace is a jewellery essential for every accessory addict out there. The thin metallic chain flaunts small beads that add nothing but a graceful charm to the choker. With a clasp and silver-plated finish, Tjori’s basic and minimalistic matar mala choker should be your go-to choice. It perfectly complements your monochrome kurtis as well as any shirt or flowy top that you choose to wear.

2. A Touch Of Vintage Gold

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If the concept of modernity and antiquity takes shape in the form of accessories then it has to be this choker from Mizorri that’s available on Limeroad. This Bollywood-approved style is definitely on-trend. Starting from Deepika Padukone to Sraddha Kapoor, you have all seen them styling vintage gold chokers with both traditional sarees and indo-western outfits. Dainty with quite a luxurious look, a touch of vintage gold is all that you need at times to take away the fashion blues!

This budget-friendly and mesmerising short gold choker with circular antique designs from Limeroad will look perfectly splendid with sarees, kurtas, ethnic gowns and even your classy shirts. Just keep in mind to not over-accessorise or else you’ll end up giving nothing to the look.

3. The Statement Hawaiian Piece

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Choosing the correct occasion is key when you’re planning on wearing a statement choker with your Indian and western outfits. Your statement choker will be the key feature of your outfit and will draw instant attention from people. You wouldn’t tend to layer these chokers with other accessories as its look is already eye-catching rather than understated. The same goes with this above piece from Tjori

Add an instant charm to your look wearing this statement Hawaiian necklace. This exquisite tribal neckpiece features seashore shells and bells and is made from using coloured black thread. It’s easy to wear with an adjustable knot that helps you modify the grip. Though they look the best with traditional apparels, you will not be able to put it down once you try it with an off white or a red satin shirt. Get your hands on this statement choker from Tjori before they sell out!

4. Go Extra With Kundan 

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With the usage of unadulterated gold, kundan jewellery is a form of gemstone and glass jewellery that is set between gold foils. Its defining features are its precious and semi-precious polished gemstones that are set in layers upon layers of exquisite shapes and patterns. Kundan chokers have been a Bollywood favourite for years. You have definitely seen Alia Bhatt rocking it during Sonam’s wedding in her peacock green Sabyasachi lehenga.

If you want to go the pocket-friendly way and don’t want to splurge cash on kundan chokers right away, rent this above embellished, fine quality choker from Mirage Jewels at Stylease. Pair this piece with any embroidered ethnic clothes or western outfits for that extraordinary indo-western touch.

5. Handcrafted & Multicoloured 

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The best kinds of chokers are these multicoloured ones which you can pair with anything and everything in your closet. This new generation of choker necklaces are daring, sleeker and made using varied materials apart from the usual metals. This simple choker from Limeroad is suitable for everyday wear- whether you’re going to your college or a small intimate get-together. 

Accessorise this handcrafted choker with your off-shoulder tops or solid coloured kurtas and sarees to stand out from the crowd. Available on Limeroad and made by Globox, invest in this pretty blue and red delicate geometric pattern fashion choker from their exquisite collection of handmade jewellery and exude nothing but just exotic vibes.

6. Playful With Mirror

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Chokers have been predominantly worn in the day but now, as they are becoming jewellery box staples for desi girls and women, choker addicts are looking for something they can wear in the evening or at nights as well. Enter the embellished and mirror-encrusted choker world where glitz and glamour will help you slay your look. Wear your crystal choker with a simple straight down evening dress, a jumpsuit or even an ethnic gown to give you the wow factor at any glamorous occasion. 

Handcrafted with mirror and gold plated brass, rent this playful mirror choker necklace from Isharya at Stylease and you’ll be accepting compliments all night long with this one adorning your neck. An all-black outfit would make this stand out the most and be the centre of attraction. 

7. The Boho Banjaran Chic

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A common theme with Boho necklaces is fringe or metal add-ons as it adds a modern twist to the Bohemian look. These chokers are generally inspired by items of cultural use that evoke a sense of playfulness, drama, individualism and peace of mind. If you want to achieve a gypsy boho-inspired look make sure to focus on loose and flowy fabrics when you’re wearing this choker from Tjori. Earthy and natural colours are very popular as well. 

This gorgeous German silver banjaran choker has been inspired by the bold banjara jewellery. It features a base of black with big silver beads and a row of ghungroos for an authentic boho finish. 

8. The Go-To Brass

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Used since ancient times and specifically famous for its warm tones, brass jewellery is very popular due to its affordability, workability and durability. They immediately dress up any outfit that you wear and has always been known to exude a stylish rustic sophistication.

Tjori’s accessories are famous all over just for the subtleness and the modern elegance that these chokers evoke. A perfect piece to elevate any western and ethnic outfit, wear this handcrafted silver-finished brass necklace with your favourite handloom saree, ethnic top or chic black tops and let it make a statement of its own. With its engraved embellishments and antique look, it makes for a lovely piece for any desi woman to own. 

9. The Magnificence Of Metal

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Sometimes you’ve got to go big or go home and these magnificent metal chokers are for the maximalists among you. A spiky metal choker is a refreshing change from the minimalist jewellery that’s so in vogue right now. The all-metal and no-frills gives a clean finish to these choker necklaces which is ideal for the maximalist who keeps carving something different all the time.

Get your hands on this stunning metal choker piece from the brand Silver Shine at Limeroad and end up taking your style quotient up a notch!

10. The Rustic Vibe

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Rustic jewellery always has a vintage vibe to it which makes it automatically stand-out from the rest. Add to cart this ornate choker from Prerto at Stylease which is sure to transform any outfit a thousand-fold with its glossy black enamel, petite Swarovski crystals and natural stones come brought together on solid gold plated hardware. 

Unusual, modern and sophisticated, take inspiration from our curated selection of baubles for this upcoming party season and don’t forget to leave comments about your favourite choker styles below!

Madhurima Halder
Madhurima Halder

Junior Content Writer

A WRITER AND A VISUAL ART ENTHUSIAST, MADHURIMA BELIEVES IN WEAVING STORIES FOR THE COMMUNITY. HER LOVE FOR TRAVELLING AND ALL-THINGS-VINTAGE INSPIRES A GREAT DEAL OF HER WORK.

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