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Arguably no one (unless your last name is Hadid or Jenner) has been bigger choker enthusiasts than the Obama girls.
Even as the Year of the Choker (what we call 2016 around here) has drawn to a close, Sasha and Malia Obama remain doggedly committed to the trend. We were reminded of this as Malia took the stage last night at her father’s farewell speech, what might be her last public appearance as first daughter, with a delicate black Lulu Frost “vintage” choker around her neck.
Which, of course, Twitter loved.
In fact, Malia and her sister have become so known for chokers that their names are now attached to styles all over the internet. Sasha actually seems to wear them more. Nevertheless, a casual search reveals countless jewelry sites and Etsy pages touting a “Malia choker,” plenty of them in the black fabric or delicate silver metal the first daughter seems to favor.
There’s this CZ-jeweled style from Francesca’s that you can get at the teen-appropriate price of $22.
There’s this delicate gold piece from Pashey Bella for just $60.
You could also go silver, with this necklace from James Michelle Jewelry.
Then there’s this shark tooth necklace by Gypsy Jewels, which comes in nicely under $100.
Prefer mixed materials? Etsy shop ChokersAndChainbyCC has you covered.
This Etsy one is even simpler, from TheSoireeSeries (though no longer for sale).
And then, well, there’s this one from Etsy that maybe wasn’t inspired by Malia Obama.
Coincidence? Maybe — we can’t be 100 percent sure each of these necklaces was created with the eldest first daughter in mind (we’ve reached out to each company to ask; only one, James Michelle Jewelry, confirmed that it was “just a coincidence”).
But Malia is certainly a style inspiration to many, not the least because she’s a #teen and whatever teens do, the fashion world follows. See: chokers.
So, even as Malia leaves the public sphere and the Obamas move out of the White House, you can still hold tight to your Malia choker. Think of it as a keepsake from the
administration year that was.
Update: January 13th, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
This post has been updated to include the brand of Malia Obama’s choker.