The iconic bandana has been around for a very long time, with the word ‘bandannoes’ (referring to cotton handkerchiefs) estimated to have been used in the 18th century. In the 50s, it was often knotted into an updo Rosie the Riveter style; in the 70s, a bandana worn around the head was a clear sign of rockstar culture and ultimate coolness. Nowadays, we’ve all noticed the bandana bouncing back. In particular, this idea of a bandana tied around the neck to resemble a choker has been prominent.

I’ve shared my own stylings of the trend in the form of a Polyvore set above.
Bandana chokers have been seen in street style looks, but also on celebrities. Kylie paired a black bandana with a leather jacket and aviator glasses.

Kourtney, Kylie, and Kendall have been lovin’ it. Perhaps they share one bandana? Who knows. Either way, they look super cool. 

If you’re looking to purchase one, I would definitely recommend the Australian site, Princess Polly. These two will only set you back $15AUD each:

The black can be found here and the navy here.

For something a little different, I am in awe of the gorgeous print choker from ASOS, which can be found here.


Style with a black v-neck and a leather skirt and you’re ready to hit fashion week.

And so, dear readers, what do you think of this trend? How would you style a bandana around your neck? Let me know in the comments. ★

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  1. Chloe says:

    LOL. I read the headline as “Banana Chokers” and I’m like “Whaaa..???”
    I’ve never been one to wear anything bigger than a necklace, but I may have to try this look.
    Whoa, the Princess Polly website. Now I’m going to be tied up all night exploring 🙂


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