A choker is a close-fitting necklace worn on the neck. Chokers can be made of a variety of materials (velvet, leather, silver, ...) and can be adorned in a variety of ways (including sequins, a pendant, ...). The common type of chokers include Victorian, vintage, open collar, Gothic, pendant, gemstones, or tattoo.
Historically, it was associated with high fashion, but could take on different meanings under different circumstances. It was used as a form of bondage in the Middle Ages, where the slaves wore them to signify ownership over themselves.
Chokers appeared in 1798 as a French cultural jewel that was worn by wealthy ladies. Ballerinas and the upper class in the late 19th century commonly wore certain types of chokers: in 1874 it was worn by ballerinas and in the early 1880 by queens.
However, at that same time, a plain, thin, red or black ribbon choker had ties to prostitution in the late 19th century, while a plain black woven choker or ribbon could signify secret lesbianism in the Depression era (1960s).
Chokers became quite popular among women and girls in the 1990s. The 90s fashion trend has recently resurfaced in the 2010s.
Lola Daisy May Leng Taylor (in some with mother Deborah Leng and bother Rufus Tiger Taylor).