The Cannes Film Festival is always quite the glamorous affair, and this year is no different. One impressive thing that Hollywood’s biggest celebs have managed to do this year is elevate a recent jewelry trend to a very high-fashion level. See all of the celebrities who wore chokers on the 2016 Cannes red carpet because apparently, you just can’t be seen without this accessory, whether you’re headed to a major event or just running to get a coffee.
If you thought chokers could only pair well with your '90s dressed-down vibes, these A-Listers are proving you wrong. Whether they’re diamond encrusted or just paired with an elegant gown, chokers are in fact red carpet appropriate, so it seems. It’s not like one or two people rocked a necklace like this at the film festival, either. Oh no, there were an entire slew of celebs who wore them, making this the year of the choker takeover.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen chokers at a publicized event, and no, I don’t mean Coachella. This trend made an appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, too. And it’s only gained popularity since then. Let’s face it, folks, the choker trend isn’t going away anytime soon. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Especially if you can make these necklaces look this chic!
1. Jessica Chastain
Chastain's taking chokers to an oh-so classy level.
2. Bella Hadid
Trendy never looked so good.
3. Anna Kendrick
A delicate and dangling choker is a nice addition to formalwear.
4. Gong Li
Boho vibes even work on the red carpet.
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5. Araya Hargate
She couldn't look more ladylike.
6. Naomi Watts
This colorful number is just gorgeous and oh-so suiting for the season.
7. Lily Donaldson
Chic and trendy really makes the best combination.
8. Liu Yifei
There's no going wrong with a dainty choker necklace and a floral gown.
9. Mallika Sherawat
A choker necklace really is the best way to top off such an elegant dress.
10. Doutzen Kroes
This isn't exactly a necklace, but this gorgeous dress has got a build-in choker neckline.
11. Yao Xin
A layered choker necklace adds even more interest to this look.
See what I mean? Chokers are here to stay especially since they can even be worn in the fanciest of ways.