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.
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.
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.