DIY Lace Choker ~ Fall Fashion Trends // Victorian Details

diy black lace choker

Next up in my DIY Hacks: 2015 Fall Fashion Trends series Victorian Accents ~ Easy DIY Lace Choker.

This is a SUPER SIMPLE DIY, as many chokers are, but packs a big punch based mostly on the clasp, technically called a Traditional Chinese qipao clothing button, which finishes it with a pretty elegance. The thick lace, however, adds to the Victorian element without being completely over the top or costume-y, and I love it. It’s a design I made a billion times in the ’90s because you can basically make it in any color or size combo you like in just minutes and for under $10 {maybe even under $5}.

Inspo: Neo-Victorian

Alexander McQueen Lace Choker

Be it an elegant high-neck ruffled collar or the melancholy elegance of black lace, a Victorian mood pervaded the runways. Designers like Riccardo Tisci placed the energy of the era in a thoroughly modern milieu, and his new collection for Givenchy was a nod to the style of singer FKA twigs and Californian street culture as much as it was to the nineteenth-century queen. Similarly, Altuzarra’s slit dresses and Valentino’s floor-sweeping lace looks were a forward-thinking take on red-carpet dressing. Shown here, Alexander McQueen.

Flip through the Full Fashion Trend Report: The Top 12 Trends of Fall 2015: The Ultimate Fashion Week Cheat Sheet at Vogue.com

 

What You’ll Need…

DIY Lace Choker

  • Crochet Lace Trim… or any lace trim you like
  • Frog closure in similar size
  • Scissors/Needle/Thread

 

Steps…

DIY Lace Choker 1

Measure neck and cut lace accordingly… taking the measurement of your closure into design consideration.

DIY Lace Choker 2

Hand-stitch {or glue if you prefer} your frog closure onto the ends… hemming and “finishing” your edges as you go.

That’s it 🙂

DIY Lace Choker 3

 

And… Voila!

Easy DIY lace Choker

Simple black lace DIY choker- Victorian accents

Wear the clasp in the front OR the back!

DIY Lace Choker - back

DIY Lace choker with center drop

Add a center strip to mimic the Alexander McQueen version… make it long enough to stitch to your bra if you want it to stay in place!

Easy DIY lace Choker

Have Fun!

* Find all my DIYs here

Stay tuned for more DIY Hacks for the 2015 Fall Fashion Trends!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

2 Comments

  • MA

    September 8, 2015 | Reply

    Love this and I could do it easily! Thank you doll! x

  • Pep

    September 9, 2015 | Reply

    sick choker!

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