It's been said that the choker necklace may have began as a fashion statement started by the young ladies of France in response to the French Revolution. It seems these female expatriots wore red ribbons tied at their throats to symbolize those who perished at the guillotines, and as a testament to their own narrow escape. Gulp!For fall, designers are showing off their face-framing chic choker necklaces. Style.com says these neck toppers are not just for the runway. Expect to see chokers on the throats of the style-conscious women in your town. See more chokers at Style.com.Chokers were fashionable in the 70's - check out Stevie Nicks - and have that rocker-chic/boho vibe that is so cool again.