Those of you fed up with long necklaces may like to try the latest jewellery trend – collar necklaces.

Collar necklaces are a great way of spicing up and adding a touch of glamour to any type of outfit.

For example, a plain metallic crescent-shaped necklace can dress up a t-shirt and jeans, transforming a casual ensemble to chic.

Jewellery designer Pradeep Goel told NY Daily News: “During summer, women choose outfits in light and pastel colours.

“These necklaces jazz up the look and collar neckpieces in gold and silver are hot this season.”

Several stars have been seen sporting this style of collar necklaces including Hollywood A-listers Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez and reality star Kim Kardashian.

This side of the pond, model and rock offspring Georgia May Jagger recently rocked a choker necklace.

After being named as the new face of Madonna and her daughter Lourdes’ fashion line Material Girl, Jagger added an edge to her launch outfit with a black choker necklace.

08-06-12 1 Collar necklaces can spice up a drab outfit