How to Wear a Brooch Creatively

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There are many ways to wear a brooch. A lot of women choose to wear their brooches on the traditional position, above the breast, but there are many ways to wear a brooch or pin. This article will show you the numerous ways to wear a brooch or pin.

A simple pin can make an outfit unique and special depending on how you wear it. Brooches are coming back in trend and you will be too if you find a way to make your pin look modern by wearing it in a new way. This article will show you how to take your hand-me-down jewelry and make a fresh, new look.

The Traditional Way to Wear a Brooch

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Wearing a Brooch Above the Breast

The most common way to wear a brooch is right above the breast. Although this position might be outdated, you can make this look original.

Wear a large brooch above the breast so it gives you the illusion of having smaller shoulders. Large brooches are often made of softer material like the one in the photo above.

You can dress up any look with a brooch, but make sure that the color is right. Reference the color wheel when putting together a look. You will want to match the brooch with a darker color in your outfit if your top is light and a light brooch with a dark top.

Wearing a Brooch on a Necklace

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How to Wear a Brooch on a Necklace

Long, chain necklaces can be difficult to dress up. You may have tried to layer those necklaces, but find that they are too thick. You may have worn one by itself, but felt like your outfit was incomplete. One way to dress-up your look while maintaining style and elegance is wearing a brooch on your necklace.

Choose brooches that are bigger than the chain link on the necklace to give the illusion that the pin belongs on the necklace. Softer brooches go well with thicker chains while thick pins look good with softer chains.

Wearing a Brooch on a Belt

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How to Wear a Brooch on a Belt

Belts can make or break an outfit. One way to assure that they flow well with your outfit is to add a brooch or pin. If your belt doesn't have a buckle, a brooch is the best way to secure it and also add that special touch.

You can also wear scarves as belts as long as you have a brooch or pin to hold it around your waist. Notice the tie-belt that the woman in the photo above is wearing. Instead of tying a knot to secure the belt, she used a brooch, which not only gives a unique pop of color to her outfit, but also makes her look slimmer without the extra mass of a knot.

Wearing a Brooch on a Scarf

A hot pink brooch on that cheetah print scarf would be a fabulous addition to this already amazing outfit.
A hot pink brooch on that cheetah print scarf would be a fabulous addition to this already amazing outfit. | Source
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How to Wear a Brooch on a Scarf

Scarves are very popular today and are worn with many types of outfits. If you are trying to assure that your scarf stays in place during the day, or want to add a little sparkle to your outfit, pinning a brooch on your scarf will do the trick!

Brooches are becoming very popular due to their versatility. One of the emerging styles is wearing a brooch on a scarf around the neck. By doing this, you can not only tie together an outfit with color, but also keep your scarf in place--assuring that you look good throughout the day.

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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States

Great ideas! Love your Pin it-like add-ons below. How'd you do that?


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brittanytodd 4 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Author

Dirt Farmer, all of the fashion and beauty hubs are formatted this way. Thanks for reading!


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States

Wow! That's so cool!

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