A brooch is a great accessory.Wearing a brooch can change how the entire ensemble looks on you and can also make you feel stylish and feminine. A brooch can be used to bring attention to various areas of your outfit that compliment your body shape – hips, waist, neckline.
The famous client of brooches is the Queen of England. No one wears a brooch better than the Queen and the quality and stones of her brooches are next to none. Most of her brooches date back to the Victorian time; you can’t get them anywhere else.
One of the most famous way that her majesty likes wearing her brooch is high on the lapel of her left shoulder. This way the brooch brings attention to her face and not her body. They add style and elegance to her colouful outfits that only befits a queen.
There are more ways than one to wear a brooch.
On a hat
You can pin your brooch on a hat. This way you brighten a dull hat that had no story to tell. You can either pin it on the front middle of the hat or on the side of the hat.
Pin it on your shawl
Elizabeth Taylor loved wearing shawls, and one of the most famous accessories that never missed on the shawl was a brooch. She used clever ways to tie her shawls by holding with a statement brooch.
Pin on your clutch
Clutch bags can be very boring to look at times. Pinning a brooch on a plain looking clutch bag can brighten a rather dull looking bag.
Pinning brooches on blazers or jackets is a fresh way to put some punch into your outfit. This adds fashion statement to the entire ensemble.
Add to your necklace
Pin your brooch onto your favourite string of pearls, it really looks eccentric, and the same can be done by wrapping it around your wrist as an improvised bracelet.
Pin it on your belt
You can wear your brooch on your belt to make it look like a corsage. Pin it properly to make sure it does not move or fall.
Use it as a top button
Pin your brooch as the top button on your blouse, but it can also be a good embellishment at the center of a buttoned up collar blouse. This style of using brooch is loved by Michelle Obama. She has been seen many times using a brooch as a button for her sweater tops or as embellishment for her stylish dresses.
The late Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher was known for her penchant for pearl brooches, which made her outfits’ standout, in her signature hairstyle. Make use of a brooch, to work for your advantage to spruce up your style.