The chunky chain choker: The hottest statement jewellery of F/W ’19 and where to find it
Move over, dainty layered pendants – this season is all about chunkier chain-link necklaces that will bring back serious ‘80s nostalgia. Seen on the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Emily Ratajkowski and stylish It-girls during fashion month, the chain choker has proven its appeal with the crowd
The chunky chain choker: The hottest statement jewellery of F/W '19 and where to find it
Go big or go home
Recently, it seems that one It-accessory is rising up to ranks to be crowned the biggest jewellery trend of the season. Sporting huge juicy interlocking chains, the statement chain choker is now so omnipresent across our social media feeds, it has firmly marked its official return to dominate our decolletages this fall.
You may remember it from back in the ‘80s when it used to rule supreme. Its widespread popularity probably owed itself to designers such as Versace and Chanel showcased heavy gold chain necklaces weighing down on models’ necks as they made their way down the runway. And then in the early ‘00s, the revival of the chunky chain necklace was eminent when Tiffany & Co.’s silver “Return to Tiffany” heart tag choker necklace was featured on Reese Witherspoon in the movie “Legally Blonde”.
We’re not surprised by the comeback of this edgy yet classic number. After all, it’s stood the test of time occasionally. Now adopted by major influencers and celebrities as they styled it with relaxed white shirts (white brings out the colour gold) and atop of turtlenecks, we’re fully expecting thick chained chokers to start popping up everywhere we look.
Get in on the trend by shopping these updated, contemporary pieces ahead.
“Return to Tiffany” heart tag choker in sterling silver, US$525 (S$715.77) from Tiffany & Co.
Made from sterling silver, this iconic heart tag choker is most prominently known for its pop cultural role in the 2001 film “Legally Blonde”. Donned by Reese Witherspoon’s fashionable “Elle Woods” in a scene, the choker quickly rose to popularity and soon, almost every woman wanted one for herself.
Inscribed with the cheeky tagline “Please return to Tiffany & Co.”, the heart tag pendant offers a sweet and charming finish to the edgy chain-link strap. Put this at the top of your wishlist and perhaps give that special someone a nudge towards its direction this coming holiday.
Marques’ Almeida chunky-chain silver-plated choker, S$260 from Matches Fashion
Capturing the toughness of femininity in its SS ‘20 collection, this chunky necklace from Marques’ Almeida is plated with silver and opens via a push clip ring which is also used as a decorative charm.
Offering a punk-ish vibe, this number will give your outfit a “tough girl” edge. Team it with a bright, highly -saturated billowing dress to really draw attention to the silver tone.
Alexander MCQueen crystal pendant chunky chain necklace, S$1,410 from Matches Fashion
Alexander McQueen showcases its affinity with romantic designs imbued with a sense of darkness and edge with this stunning oversized pendant chain necklace.
Featuring teardrop-shaped chain links and a translucent crystal drop pendant, this item proves that statement jewellery need not be overly ostentatious in order to look good. Let this glorious number peek out from underneath an unbutton, low neckline suit for a modern and powerful look.
Colville chunky chain necklace, S$2,125 from Matches Fashion
This gold-plated necklace features tiny gold ball bearings protruding from its chunky abstract chains. Due to the spheres and chunky profile of the chains, this choker will appear almost as if it’s floating above your neck instead of resting flatly on it.
Offering an artistic approach to accessorising, this one-of-a-kind number is perfect for those who like to showcase their individuality.
Marni large link chain necklace, S$512 from Farfetch
Featuring large gold-plated chain links in slightly abstract shapes, this choker embraces Marni’s penchant for eclecticity by offering a juxtaposing twist in the form of a tan leather back accented by contrasting stitching and adjustable gold snap fastenings.
Moschino dollar motif chain necklace, S$429 from Farfetch
It’s ALL about the money with this chain necklace from Moschino. Almost an emblem of the brand’s cash-themed A/W ‘19 collection, this gold-tone metal chain necklace features a textured surface which gives it an antiquated look.
Suspended from the rolo chains is a dollar sign motif embellished with diamond-like glass.
Kenneth Jay Lane gold-tone necklace, US$315.67 from Net-a-porter
Made from stacked oversized links that are shaped like the geometric rectangular links on most classic timepieces, this gold-tone necklace offers the look of a layered necklace without the hassle that comes with throwing multiple necklaces on in the morning.
We’re imagining this glamorous and modern number styled next to a classic white button down with the top buttons left undone, and a simple pair of black jeans.
Versace gold “Tribute” necklace, US$735 from Ssense
When we think of the brand Versace, it’s pretty telling that the first thing that comes to mind is decadent gold statement jewellery. So it goes without saying that we had to include the gold “Tribute” necklace in our line-up.
The brand’s signature Medusa symbol is carved into the charm showcased at the centre of the necklace. Throw this number on to add pizzazz to an elegant dark royal blue shirt.
Lanvin crystal embellished necklace, S$2,060 from Farfetch
Parisian brand Lanvin exhibits its knack for designing immaculate and creative garments and accessories with this black bronze double stacked necklace.
Bedecked with square-cut crystals which draws out the toughness of the design, this simple yet striking necklace will look incredible when teamed with a sexy Little Black Dress, or even while coordinated with a suit jacket so it doesn’t look too stiff.