The must-have SS16 accessory

The must-have SS16 accessory

'90s prerogative

Text: Andrea Sim

This season's chokers will put your '90s tween accessory to shame

Two decades ago, baring your belly while keeping the neck in check with teeny, plastic chokers were the fashion decree. Golden girl Britney Spears rocked variations in the dozen, and Alicia Silverstone was hardly Clueless when it came to the It-accessory. Fast-forward to 2016, and a legion of the world's leading designers have issued a modern interpretation of the '90s hallmark. That's right, these neck accessories are now trending. Yes, #BabyOneMoreTime.

Before you start digging through your wardrobe to retrieve an actual '90s choker, have a look at the spring/summer 2016 runways that have more to offer. From Christopher Kane's industrial zip ties to Ulyana Sergeenko's kittenish, woven variety, here's a handy styling tip to pull together the ensemble with ease: Slender chokers are best matched with a bare décolletage. 

When experimenting with thicker chokers, the likes of Chanel, Dior and Pamella Roland are the ultimate inspiration. To avoid losing your neck, keep hair away from the face by fastening it under the back of the accessory. Not sure what we mean? These runway visuals demonstrate perfectly.