Fashion Accessories Britney Spears Has Sneakily Been Wearing the Same Necklace Since 1999 It's definitely her signature accessory. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on August 21, 2020 @ 11:11AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Patrick Riviere/Getty Images 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. The One Dress Style Charlize Theron Has Been Wearing For Over 20 Years 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. 1999 Brenda Chase/Online USA, Inc. 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. 2000 Dave Hogan/Getty Images A year later at the same show, she added a splash of color to her black dress with a playful beaded option. 2001 Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images 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. RELATD: Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's Breakup Was More Traumatic Than Getting Dumped Via AIM 2002 Jim Spellman/WireImage Despite being overshadowed by her black cap, this chunky, rope-like design still caught our eye at the VMAs. 2003 Bill Davila/FilmMagic 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. 2004 Getty Images 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. 2007 Mark Sullivan/WireImage Talk about a statement piece! Look closely and you'll find that this black design perfectly matches the embellishments on Spears' dress. 2009 Leandro DiCapua/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic 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. 2013 Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel A black choker and lacy bra transformed Spears' vest into something super sexy at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. 2014 Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF Fancy events call for fancier, tasseled options. Spears broke out this bold little extra while attending Elton John's Academy Awards Viewing Party. 2016 John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com 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. 2017 Arun Nevader/Getty Images 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. 2019 Steve Granitz/WireImage All these years later, Spears continues to wear chokers, and given how great she looks in them, we hope she never stops.