11/18/2011 03:55 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Stylelist 7: The Best Collar Necklaces (PHOTOS)


Michael Kors fall 2011, Margherita Missoni in vintage, Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B

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Last spring, immediately following the Michael Kors fall show, a coworker rushed to my desk in a tizzy (who says that? I guess I do). She was dying over the polished silver and gold collar necklaces that had just come down the designer's runway. I looked at her askew and pointedly said, "No way. No one wears a collar unless you like to frequent dungeons and be led around on a leash." Months later, I'm biting my tongue. Collar necklaces, the kind that sit right at the base of your throat, are definitely having a moment and I am fully embracing the trend, as should you. Throw one over a button-up blouse as a quirky accent, or wear one with that plunging gown for a night out with you-know-who. However you wear it, do it with confidence, because if anything, it should be you holding the leash. Check out our seven picks below and tell me, will you wear a collar?