The Pearl Choker Necklace—The Old School Staple Now Trending for 2022

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Fashion Week is quickly approaching and it seems it is more or less back to where it was in 2019. This was the last time I was in Paris and I found that trends I saw there arrived on American shores about 12-18 months later. In general I feel like Europe is ahead of the trends to a degree, I guess because in the States there are two major cities that are super fashion forward: New York and Los Angles. Not that other cities are not vibrant and fashionable but I find that trends often start abroad, then pop up in New York and LA and then move on to the wider U.S.

In this photo, Chloe Harrouche is wearing a longer necklace wrapped around her neck several times to achieve the effect of a choker. I love how she layered it over a sweater. Proving this is a trend that can be worn in the cooler months as well as when it is super warm out in the summer time.

In decades past they were often thought of as stuffy or old fashioned, even passe but this is no longer the case.

Of course with the pandemic many trends where put on hold and are just now reaching the fore front here in the States. And the pearl necklace is certainly one of them, and in particular the choker pearl necklace. In decades past they were often thought of as stuffy or old fashioned, even passe but this is no longer the case.

I was watching a video by the YouTuber Cynical Duchess the other day and in the video she was traveling in Amsterdam and interviewing people there about what they were wearing, and I noticed that many of the people she spoke with were wearing pearl chokers. I have to say I do not see this often here in the U.S. even in New York (at least not yet) with the exception perhaps of Fashion Week, when of course the more fashion forward folk are out and about. I adore how Caroline Daur wore this simple pearl choker for a more casual fashion forward look, and then how Alexa Chung wore a similar necklace in a much more dressed up look.

In the video the people interviewed in Amsterdam were not attending Fashion Week, they were just going about their day. These are looks they chose to wear to go shopping, to go out to lunch or just run errands. Gosh those European cities are just so inspiring. 

Personally I think this is a super fun trend and I love the old school Chanel vibe it evokes. And even men are jumping on this trend as evidenced here by Chau Bui‘s main squeeze. Wow, he has as much fashion sense as she does! Oh la la!

I do not own any pearl or pearl inspired necklaces so I am going to have to rectify that situation ASAP. What say you? Do you like this trend? Do you have any pearl necklaces? If not would you buy one? And how would you style it?

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  • Gingi Freeman
    July 29, 2022

    Ohhh, I love this look, and have a few pearl chokers myself! –

  • Candice
    July 30, 2022

    Oh wow, how luxurious is this!

    Candice x

  • Kathrine Eldridge
    July 30, 2022

    I love the trend back to pearls as well. I agree that is has all the Chanel vibes. The layering of pearls is so chic!

  • Woman Today
    July 30, 2022

    This is a trend I have always liked and when I saw the Italian singer Damiano wearing it this year, I was sure it was coming back. Your post confirms my hopes 😉 Kisses dear!

  • Shannon
    July 31, 2022

    This is such a great trend! Classic, elegant, but somehow, it still feels really fresh. I do have some pearl necklaces, so this seems like the perfect time to pull them out!

    August 1, 2022

    I have my mum’s pearl necklace that she gave me but I bought a longer one too that I like to wear with it and with my tweed blazer. Pearls are timeless, in my opinion.

  • Via Singh
    August 1, 2022

    Oooh I love this pearl choker trend. I have a few in my collection. Need to start wearing again. 🙂

    Via |

  • Heidi
    August 1, 2022

    I love this trend but I don’t have any pearl necklaces. They are so timeless that I may have to get one or possible a knockoff to wear. 🙂

  • Lovely
    August 1, 2022

    The Pearl Choker is both a statement and a staple piece. Classic, elegant!

  • Jennifer
    August 1, 2022

    I love pearls!!

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  • Lyosha
    August 1, 2022

    I love adding pearls to my outfits. Makes me feel like a lady instantly!

  • Regine
    August 1, 2022

    Very nice. I hope you have a wonderful day full of blessings and joy. Regine

  • Sugar Lane
    August 1, 2022

    Such a classic piece! I love that it is trendy again!
    have a great week,

  • Marisa Cavaleiro
    August 1, 2022

    I really like this trend and I already know how I’m going to wear my pearl necklace ahahah!!

  • Anna
    August 2, 2022

    I love pearl chokers and necklaces. I mostly wear them at night time to the symphony concert or the opera but I do sometimes throw it over a simple white t-shirt too. This particular jewellery is timeless so it’s worth investing in it

  • Pablo
    August 2, 2022

    Hello Allie, I hope you’re having a good summer despite the constant heat waves!

    I also agree with you! We first see some trends in Paris or maybe Milan and then they escalate to other places, but sometimes the effect is not immeditely. And then you can spot many trends in Los Angeles.

    I have seen many pearl necklaces and pearl chockers over here, even in guys and i think they are really cool! I also liked the selection of images you put in this post, specially that with Alexa Chung. Go and get the pearls 😉


      August 3, 2022

      Yes in the video I watched guys too where wearing pearl necklaces!

  • Ananka
    August 2, 2022

    Such a classic look with a modern twist. 😀

  • Ashley
    August 3, 2022

    I sorta love that pearls are making a comeback! I have a classic strand I got as a gift from my parents in college but honestly haven’t worn it much since my 20s. I need to change that, asap!


  • Kinga
    August 3, 2022

    Classic looks that are awesome!

  • Camila Faria
    August 4, 2022

    I don’t have one, but I think they’re pretty cool and classic. Also love peal earrings. <3

  • Kinga
    August 4, 2022

    Love this trend, pearl chokers look absolutely gorgeous!

  • TiaMel
    August 4, 2022

    This was trend when I was younger, loved it (:

  • Valéria
    August 4, 2022

    Beautiful necklaces, I love it!
    I would super use this trend, I thought they were beautiful! ♥

  • S
    August 4, 2022

    I’ve never realy considered pearls could fit me very much (always seen on the necks of my grandmas and mom), but totally in love with these new chockers!
    Cna’t wait to try them on myself! 😀

  • Romy
    August 5, 2022

    Die Ketten sind wirklich wunderschön, da ist für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei. LG Romy

  • Danielle
    August 5, 2022

    I adore this trend!

    Danielle |

  • Paola
    August 6, 2022

    I love pearls, they are so chic! So happy that this trend is back!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  • Nipa | Fashionipa
    August 7, 2022

    I absolutely love pearls, especially chokers. I have a few necklaces that were given to me by family members that I wear for dinners and galas. But lately, I’ve also been buying affordable pearls that I can wear with more casual styles. xo Nipa | Fashionipa

  • Danielle Beautyblog
    August 7, 2022

    Such a classic piece! xx
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  • Królowa Karo
    August 8, 2022

    It’s very interesting what you write, because I always thought that our inspiration in Europe comes from the USA 🙂
    And I love pearls and I’m glad that they are back in fashion!

  • Juliana Ferreira
    August 8, 2022

    Love this post, It’s an accessory that I would super use, I think I’ll look for one and buy it and use it mixed with my chains


  • zoey
    August 9, 2022

    Ahh I remember the pearl necklace trend – in my emo days haha. xx

    Zoey |

      August 10, 2022

      LOL it is back!

  • Ashley
    August 9, 2022

    I think pearls are so pretty and classic – definitely happy they are making a comeback.

    Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far, friend!

    Make Life Marvelous

  • Heather Noire
    August 9, 2022

    That pearl choker is amazing. I love the idea of something old coming back and becoming new again especially when it is done in such a versatile and cool way. Great inspiration and it just looks so polished and beautiful. Hope you are having a great week and start to fall season.

  • Marija
    August 10, 2022

    I love this trend! What a great post, Allie. Thanks for sharing it with us ! 🙂

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  • Ally
    August 10, 2022

    Pearl choker + a turtle neck – chef’s kiss!

  • PerlaGiselle
    August 11, 2022

    I am seriously swooning! Just when I thought I was never going to purchase anymore jewelry lol. I really love the way these chokers are styled, especially over turtlenecks! Have a lovely week!
    PerlaGiselle |

  • Yasmina
    August 11, 2022

    Thanks a lot =) This is a pretty great look for summer. Oh a friend of mine is in NY at the moment 😀 Here in Germany it’s also hot, we need some rain soon for the nature.

    Nice post with a really nice fashion trend 🙂 I like pearls too, so this choker necklace would be perfect for me.
    Kisses <3

  • Thais Terra
    August 11, 2022

    Cool post! I like it!

    Kisses ;*

  • Christine
    August 12, 2022

    Very nice

  • Janet
    August 12, 2022

    I had a pearl choker back in my twenties and I loved it. I think they are classic, and also trendy when styled like Chloe Harrouche has wrapped it around her sweater, it looks amazing! xx

  • Marianela Beauty Tips
    August 12, 2022

    Nice necklaces, they’re elegant.
    Have a good week-end!

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