Decorative brooch is back in trend! This original accessory can make any look bright and attractive.
Brooches were known as early as the Bronze Age, around 1500–1300. BC. They were worn by both men and women. In ancient Greece and Rome, this type of jewelry was made from bronze, silver, copper and gold. They became most popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. Then they completely went out of fashion due to the fact that clothes no longer needed to be connected, and returned in the 19th century.
Despite being completely ignored over the past few years, brooches have once again become part of the modern style.
Stylists recommend that women of any age have at least one brooch in their jewelry box. The main thing is to choose the right shape, size, color and stone insert.
How to wear a brooch?
The difference between a brooch and other types of jewelry is that it is not worn on the body, but put on clothes. The main decorative element is limited from the inside with a pin, with which the decoration is attached to clothing.
Decorative brooches are usually placed:
in the upper part of the chest — on the shoulders,
under the collarbone — in the center of the neckline.
The pinnacle of elegance is considered to be a product located just below the neck.
Which side to wear the brooch?
It is customary to wear this decoration both on the left and on the right, and also to fasten the loose edges of a sweater or scarf.
The classic place for attaching a brooch is a jacket or neckline of an evening dress.
However, today stylists are increasingly insisting on non-standard solutions, such as wearing brooches in unusual places:
on the belt
coat collar closure,
tying, fastening a scarf or scarf.
How to wear brooches?
If you want to look fashionable and modern, opt for minimalistic options, such as a small silver brooch with delicate cubic zirconias. It will look classic on the lapel of the jacket, add elegance and elegance to the modern style.
The most common decorative motifs are brooches in the form of butterflies, dragonflies, twigs and flowers. Their versatility makes them go with any style. Suitable for both cocktail dresses and summer, elegant ball gowns, coats, sweaters or blouses with a stand-up collar.
Since brooches are a strong decorative accent, no other kind of jewelry is used with them. Wearing a brooch, you should abandon necklaces, bracelets and earrings. It should be the highlight of the outfit or accessory, and not its continuation.
What to wear with a brooch?
Brooches like to contrast with the outfit. For bright clothes, it is better to choose a darker brooch. Silvery and shiny jewelry will be in harmony with black and dark outfits.
A simple and uniform colored dress will enliven a multi-colored product of an unusual shape. For a decorative or patterned outfit, it is better to choose a muted decoration.
It is necessary to take into account the degree of formalization of clothing. To emphasize the elegance of the outfit or give it style, you should choose a brooch made of precious material — silver or gilding.
Brooches made of felt, fabric or feathers are suitable for everyday clothes.
Medium-sized jewelry with a simple design looks beautiful on a bolero or as a clasp on a cardigan.
Brooch made of a material that reflects light, additionally illuminates the look. It goes great with a little black dress.
It is undesirable for women with large breasts to place brooches in the immediate vicinity of the bust, because in this way they will optically enlarge this part of the body.
How to wear a brooch with a shirt?
A well-chosen brooch will make the simple monochrome fabric of a classic blouse more attractive. It is best to attach it directly under the collar at the height of the first button. Then it will look like a necklace with a pendant and give an original accent to a regular shirt.
How to wear a brooch on a coat or jacket?
These decorations are suitable for both spring, autumn and winter coats. They are worn on the lapels. The main condition is that the sizes of lapels and brooches should be mutually proportional. In this case, you should choose products without sharp ends and small parts.
How to wear a brooch on a sweater?
When decorating a sweater, jacket or golf turtleneck with a brooch, you need to be prepared for the fact that thanks to its thoughtful and unique design you will stand out from the crowd.
Be careful with sizes. It is of great importance with what to wear a too large and heavy brooch — it will damage the thin and delicate fabric. Make sure the knitted fabric of the sweater is thick enough to support the brooch. To keep it stable on knitwear, and not sag, place a cotton pad under the bottom. The brooch will be more noticeable if it contrasts with the clothing. Quite miniature products will be invisible. Bright things are best combined with a dark-colored brooch. This will balance the image. Silver and diamond brooches go well with dark shades.
By following these rules, you will always look stylish and modern. Since there is never too much jewelry, you can choose suitable models of brooches for each set of clothes in the Silvers online store.