Too much time has been spent in deciding the order of necklaces in which they’ll fall in concentric circles around your neck, cascading from the clavicle to the beginning of the blouse with little to no space for the skin to breathe. In 2019, we’re glad to be finally subjugating the need to be extra, especially when it comes to our bijoux and supplanting a bevy of heavy to very heavy neck pieces with one, stalwart, statement-making choker. And if you need any proof about why owning one hero necklace is better than wearing multiple pieces this festive season, look no further than our trusted Bollywood stars, who’ll inspire you a little and then some more to shun the need to wear extra bling.
Rather than simply documenting their jewelry preferences, we’ve combed through gazillion Instagram squares, distilled this trend further into 5 bite-sized micro trends and listed them down with products we think embody their essence.
Take a look!
Micro-pearl chokers as seen on Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone seems to have rejigged the original Gayatri Devi vibe with some new-age aesthetics here. Pearls, especially the micro-pearls, lend just the right amount of vintage feel to this Sabyasachi saree while continuing to look demure. For those who like their simplicity, micro-pearls are the way to go this festive season.
A whole lotta green as seen on Anushka Sharma
No, we're not just talking the saree, which, again, by Sabyasachi, fits the bill to match Anushka's penchant for minimalism. We're talking about the onslaught of green stones in her jewelry. Emerald has ascended to the top of everyone's must-own-precious-stone in the last few years. However, if you're unwilling to give an arm and a leg to get your hands on an emerald-encrusted necklace, we have a few inspired by Anushka here, which will do the job just fine.
Enamel chokers as seen on Alia Bhatt
Enamel has been trending on Aza for the better part of 2019 and we believe it has a lot to do with Alia Bahtt's blush pink enamel choker that she'd worn with her Manish Malhotra lehenga for her friend's wedding back in February. One could go for enamel jewelry in a colour palette that's complementary or similar and rest assured that it will look both equally statement-making.
Chunky silver choker as seen on Katrina Kaif
Kundan necklaces can be overwhelming when worn for occasions that don't ensue a wedding or a grand celebration. In such cases, this Surabhi Didwania tribal-inspired boho choker that Katrina Kaif has worn with her Anamika Khanna fusion outfit can serve as perfect inspiration. It's great as an accoutrement, adds enough rustic feel to it and doesn't look out of place.
Kundan glory as seen on Kareena Kapoor
Kareena's otherwise relatively simple periwinkle blue Manish Malhotra outfit looks grand, essentially because of the gargantuan kundan choker. The key is in finding a piece that is otherwise neutral but has elements - in this case the tear-drop shaped stones at the bottom end of the choker - which are of the same colour family as the outfit itself. We love how she's gone sans earrings and let the necklace really make a statement.