Most people think of their grandmother or Queen Elizabeth when they hear the word brooch. But you no longer have to think that way as the brooch has made a comeback! Yes, they are back in vogue. Wearing a brooch today can add a touch of elegance to any outfit from tee-shirts to evening gowns and everything in between.
Bring Back the Brooch
If you have any of your grandmother’s brooches (lucky you!), dust them off and put them to use. If not, look on Ebay or visit some vintage stores. You can also find them in fine department stores such as Nordstroms. Regardless of how you acquire your them, just bring back the brooch!
Still not sold? You will be once you see these clever ways of adding style to any outfit.
Brooches come in all shapes and sizes. The ones that I will never understand are the ones in the shape of a bug! No. Thank. You. I don’t like bugs and especially don’t want to wear one, jeweled or not.
What I do love is the look of a brooch added in unexpected places.
My Favorite Unexpected Places to Wear a Brooch
Enjoy these 15 examples of how to incorporate brooches in your wardrobe. These clever, unexpected places will make you think outside of the traditional placement on the lapel.
Add Style to Your Coats with a Brooch
I love how this brooch serves as a closure for this coat.
I shared this cape with you in a previous post. This large brooch is the perfect size to jazz up this cape and make a statement.
There is a new trend on placing jewelry on the shoulder as shown below. It adds a pop of style to an otherwise plain outfit.
Brooches Add Extra Glamour to Evening Gowns
This brooch in the form of a “t” is the ideal shape for this halter style gown. I read a tip that if you don’t want to pin delicate fabric, you can convert the pin using magnets to attach it to your clothing.
Strapless sweetheart necklines offer the perfect spot for a brooch. Don’t you agree?
The combination of the up do and the style of this dress shows off this elegant jeweled bow on Nicole Kidman’s evening gown. So elegant and feminine.
Brooches Add a Touch of Pizzazz to Dresses
This brooch gives this dress personality.
This curved pin is perfect for this red striped dress.
Loving the Unexpected Brooch on this Skirt
Clever, classy and chic. Need I say more?
Chic Sweater Brooches
Boring turtlenecks turn chic, accessorized with these vintage gems.
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The Blouse Brooch
This brooch adds a feminine touch to a masculine tuxedo blouse.
I thought this was so clever! Use a brooch to make a blouse more form-fitting in the back.
The T-Shirt Pin
The same goes for this t-shirt. Cinch a t-shirt at the waist with a decorative pin to give it shape.
The Scarf Brooch
Accessorize your scarf with a beautiful pin such as the one shown below.
So tell me, are you sold on the re-invention of the brooch?