Unusual ways to wear your brooch

I love brooches – but they’ve been out of favour now for quite some time.  However, all of a sudden, creative ladies are finding new ways to wear their brooches, bringing a contemporary twist to those statement pieces.

Silver Celtic Brooch
Dundreggan Silver Celtic Brooch

Stylecaster has put together a few suggestions on wearing a brooch (one features a brooch pinned onto the sleeve of a sweater, gathering folds of the garment together at the elbow – not too sure about this one because I know that I would get caught up on someone else’s garment.  It’s also at eye level for young children.  I do like the option of embellishing the top edge of a pocket with a bar brooch, though.

silver luckenbooth brooch
Holyrood Silver Luckenbooth Brooch

Another author has put together some very creative ways of wearing brooches – from securing a scarf with a brooch to placing one on a hemline.  It would seem that Nicole Kidman wears one on the nape of her neck sometimes when wearing an evening gown.

The Elegant Duchess suggests pinning a brooch to a handbag to update it’s look.  That would certainly be a great idea on a fabric evening bag!  How about on the waistline of an evening gown or the crown of your hat – even pinned into your hair to embellish your evening look.

I think I must be traditional – I like a brooch pinned on the lapel of my jacket – but maybe now I’ll look at my brooches in a different light and will probably find a spot on the collar of my roll-neck sweater.

 

 

 

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