How to Find and Measure Your Choker Size
Measuring your neck to find the right size for a choker necklace is a simple process. Chokers are designed to fit snugly around the neck, so it's important to get an accurate measurement. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to measure your neck for a choker necklace:
- A flexible measuring tape or a piece of string and a ruler
- A mirror (optional)
- A friend or family member for assistance (optional)
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Ensure you have the necessary materials ready: a measuring tape or string and a ruler. If you're using string, make sure it's not stretchy and cut it to the desired length before you begin.
Step 2: Prepare Yourself
Find a well-lit area with a mirror if possible, as this will make the process easier. Stand or sit up straight to ensure an accurate measurement.
Step 3: Measure Your Neck Using a Measuring Tape:
1. Take the measuring tape and encircle it around your neck where you want the choker to sit. Chokers typically rest high on the neck, just above the collarbone.
2. Make sure the tape is snug but not tight. You should be able to fit one finger comfortably under the tape.
3. Record the measurement in inches or centimeters, depending on your preference.
Using a String and Ruler:
1. Wrap the string around your neck, following the same guidelines as with the measuring tape.
2. Mark the point where the string meets the starting end.
3. Carefully remove the string and straighten it out next to a ruler.
4. Record the length of the string in inches or centimeters.
Step 4: Determine Your Choker Size
Choker necklaces come in various lengths, but the most common sizes are:
- 14 inches (35.5 cm): A tight fit around the neck.
- 16 inches (40.5 cm): A standard choker length.
- 18 inches (45.5 cm): A slightly looser choker or a shorter princess necklace.
Please note: These are rough guides only, the size of choker required, and how it sits on you will depend on your individual body size and shape, that's why at chokers.co.uk we do things differently, all of our stainless steel chokers come in 3 sizes all of which include a 4 inch extension chain giving you more options on how you wear your choker, high and tight or a looser and lower fit, our stainless steel necklaces also have the option of a 4 inch extension chain. Our choker sizes fit neck sizes from 11 inches upto 19 inches.
Based on your measurement, choose a choker length that suits your comfort and style preferences. Keep in mind that you can always adjust the length of the choker slightly using the chain extender or clasp on the necklace.
Step 5: Shop for Your Choker
Now that you have your neck measurement and chosen choker length, you're ready to shop for the perfect choker necklace that fits you comfortably and complements your style. Enjoy exploring the wide variety of choker necklace designs available to find the one that suits you best!
Remember that personal preferences vary, so feel free to adjust the length based on your comfort and fashion sense.