You have finally purchased that beautiful brooch you dreamed of for such a long time.
It’s gorgeous, unique and absolutely unforgettable!
Now you are imagining all that attention, the compliments and admiring looks that you will get wearing it…
But there is one problem…
This piece of well-designed, eye-catching and versatile jewellery is now peacefully resting in your jewellery box because you don’t quite know how to wear it.
Don’t worry! Whether it’s your first brooch or you already have a collection of them, this post will show you 26 amazing ways to wear it and look stunning!
BETWEEN THE BACK STRAPS OF YOUR GOWN
Put your hair up and let the back of your gown do the talking. A brooch in between the straps of your dress will frame your back and shoulders perfectly.
AS PART OF YOUR OFFICE ATTIRE
Brooches aren’t necessarily to be reserved for glamorous affairs. A minimalist brooch on your usual work shirt adds a nice addition to your elegant professional style.
ON YOUR BELT
Brooches can double as nice ornamental buckles for belts. Fabric belts can be held in place by a brooch. Whether you wear it high up on your waist or sitting on your hips.
ON A SCARF
Chilly in the office? Scarves are your best friend. Keep it out of the way and in place using your favorite brooch. Comfortable and fashionable at the same time!
ON YOUR BAG
A bag is a must-have, whether it’s a clutch or a handbag. If you’re heading to a formal event, pin a brooch on your handbag and get ready to show it off.
ON THE DÉCOLLETÉ
If you love your collarbones, show them off with a low-neckline top. Swap your necklace for a brooch placed on the middle of the neckline, to make them the star of the show.
ON YOUR SKIRT
A brooch pinned on the waistband, can easily take any ordinary skirt from a day to night look! Talk about versatile!
ON YOUR HAIR BUN
Hair buns are a great way to keep your hair out of your face. A nice brooch can take it up a notch and turn it from casual to glamorous in an instant.
ON TOPS WITH VENUS-NECKLINES
A top with a venus neckline is a chance to flaunt your shoulders! If your top is plain, a brooch on the side will add some drama. Tie your hair back in a nice side-ponytail for more emphasis.
Blazers need not be stuffy. Pin your favorite brooch on the lapel of your blazer for an elegant touch!
ON THE COLLAR OF A HIGH-NECK TOP
No necklace? No problem. Button your shirt up all the way and add a statement piece in the middle of the collar to take your look from day to night! Keep the rest of the outfit simple for maximum impact.
ON A CARDIGAN OR SWEATER
Who says cardigans or sweaters have to be frumpy and boring? A brooch pinned against plain knit sweaters makes you look unique and interesting.
ON YOUR JEANS
Who doesn’t love jeans? Brooches on your denims will spice up your style.
ON YOUR WALLET
Did you know your ordinary wallet can double as a clutch if you’re going to a fancy event? Pin a striking brooch on it and you’re good to go.
ON YOUR PONYTAIL
Having a bad hair day? Turn it around by sweeping your hair up in a ponytail. Jazz up your boring hair tie by pinning a brooch in when your done. Instant updo!
WEAR A LARGE BROOCH FRONT AND CENTER
Whether it’s a plain knit dress or top, a brooch front and center will give it the extra oomph it needs!
ON A BANDANA
For days when your hair isn’t your best friend: keep it in place using a bandana or fabric headband. Jazz it up by pinning a brooch on the side and no one will know your hair was misbehaving!
ON A HAT
Heading out into the sun? Look stylish and elegant by pinning an eye-catching brooch on an otherwise plain, wide-brimmed hat. You’re ready for high tea!
Useful for when winter months arrive along with chilly weather. Create fancy gloves by pinning identical brooches onto your plain ones. You’re warm AND fabulous!
ON A BERET
If you’re looking for more minimalist headgear, brooches work wonderfully with berets! Bear in mind that your brooch should be proportional to your headgear to keep it tasteful.
ON YOUR SHOES
Got plain pumps or booties? Turn your basic footwear into the highlight of your outfit with a pair of brooches.
MAKE YOUR OWN NECKLACE
Feeling creative? Brooches make great pendants! You can use ordinary necklace chains or ribbons and add a brooch to create a great necklace. You can even use a brooch to hold multiple strands together for a cascading effect.
DRESS UP A CUFF
Got a plain cuff lying around? Turn it into an interesting bracelet with a brooch! Layer it with a couple of dainty bracelets and accessories!
PIN A BROOCH ON YOUR WAIST
Highlight your curves by pinning a brooch on the waist of your outfit. If you’re wearing a loose top or dress, you can gather the fabric and pin them together to accentuate your waist.
ON A WEDDING DRESS
Whether it’s your something old, something new, something borrowed, or something blue, an elegant bejeweled brooch can be the perfect finishing touch to your dress.
ON THE BEACH
Dress up your sarong and take it from the beach to the bar with a strategically-placed brooch. Instant beach goddess!
Enjoy your brooches and don’t forget to experiment with them!