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If someone asked us to describe Britney Spears' signature style, our mind would immediately go to the classics: crop tops, bodysuits, and, more recently, teeny tiny shorts. But looking at photos from the singer's past, we noticed that almost all of her best looks include the same detail. Spears loves a choker necklace, and has been adding them to her outfits since at least 1999.
Even scrolling through her Instagram, it's hard to miss this signature accessory in her latest posts. Spears pairs chokers with her favorite floral tops, styles them with swimsuits, and even wears them while working out. Somehow, she's proven that this statement-making accessory is actually pretty versatile.
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There have been plenty of times throughout Spears' career where she's stepped out wearing a choker. Whether it's extra-large and sparkly, or sweet and sort of subtle, it continues to be one of her go-tos, over 20 years later.
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In the early days, Spears went with larger, eye-catching chokers, like the one she wore to 1999's MTV Video Music Awards. It perfectly completed her shiny outfit, which consisted of a metallic twin set and snake-print pants.
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A year later at the same show, she added a splash of color to her black dress with a playful beaded option.
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Who could forget Britney and Justin's coordinated denim moment? Even while making fashion history at the American Music Awards, a large silver choker was clearly visible.
Despite being overshadowed by her black cap, this chunky, rope-like design still caught our eye at the VMAs.
Spears kept things elegant yet fashion-forward at Glamour's 2003 Women of The Year Awards. A simple, sleek choker was the final touch when it came to her all-black ensemble.
So many of the singer's stage outfits included this necklace style. She even wore one with a tight black bodysuit while touring the UK in the early '00s.
Talk about a statement piece! Look closely and you'll find that this black design perfectly matches the embellishments on Spears' dress.
Of course, Spears is a fan of more delicate jewelry, too. When stepping out in a casual jeans outfit, she subtly added a small chain choker to her look.
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A black choker and lacy bra transformed Spears' vest into something super sexy at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
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Fancy events call for fancier, tasseled options. Spears broke out this bold little extra while attending Elton John's Academy Awards Viewing Party.
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Sometimes, all you need is one attention-grabbing piece to take your look to the next level. In this case, it was a single, silver choker that made Spears' VMAs look pop.
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Even while attending a fashion show, the star didn't forget her favorite little extra. This time, she decided to coordinate, using a large black choker to amp up her LBD.
All these years later, Spears continues to wear chokers, and given how great she looks in them, we hope she never stops.