Tips on Using Brooches for Dresses

Brooches have long been neglected as a fashion accessory and were seen as something that is worn only by old ladies. But it is time to get those brooches out of your jewelry box and get them polished and cleaned. This season, brooches have made the ultimate comeback and they are touted as the hottest fashion accessory. With many variety of brooches available, from the ornate vintage ones to the more fun preppy ones, you will be literally spoiled for choice. Brooches can be worn in many different ways, but one of the best way to wear them is by attaching them on dresses. The right brooch can jazz up even the most simplest and drabbest of any outfit. And the best part? They are ideal for camouflaging any outfit that is torn or has a spill on it. You just need to find a brooch that is big enough to cover the spot and your dress will look as good as new. Here are a few tips on how to rock the brooch trend.

Brooches are available in many different designs and styles. A jewel-encrusted brooch in eye-catching hues can transform even the most blah outfit to something dramatic. And the best thing about wearing brooches with dresses is that you can pin them anywhere in your outfit. It is a great way to attract attention to your most flattering features. Traditionally, a brooch was worn on the lapel of a coat or jacket but you can pin a brooch to a dress to give it a touch of glamor.

Shoulder of Your Dress
If you have a plain shift dress and want to smarten it up for evening wear, then pin a cluster of brooches on the shoulder of your dress. It is one of the best ways to glam up a simple dress. Opt for a mix of quirky looking brooches on soft feminine dresses to make a statement.
Back of Your Dress
One of the sexiest way to wear a brooch is by pinning in at the back of your dress. If you are wearing a dress with a plunging back, then attach the brooch at the lowest point on your back. Alternatively, you can pin a ceramic or crystal brooch between the back straps of the dress.
Do you have last seasons bohemian dresses that are very voluminous and are simply not wearable. Chunky brooches can be used to gather the dress at the back and produce a more streamlined effect at the bust area.
Bodice of Your Dress
If you are wearing a cocktail dress that has a plunging neckline, just wear the brooch at the center of the neckline. This will accentuate the neckline and give your dress some more glamor. Large antique brooches with a subtle sparkle works very well. You can also opt for brooches with a nature-based design to up the style quotient.
Side of Your Dress
One of the best way to wear a brooch is by attaching it to the side of your waist. You can pin the brooch on one side of your dress if you are wearing a dress that has lots of folds and pleats. The brooch should be a large one so that it is eye-catching or it will get lost in the folds of the dress and not serve its purpose. An oversize bejeweled brooch looks best with a solid colored dress.
Waist of Your Dress
You can also wear an antique brooch pinned to a ribbon or sash and then tie the ribbon at the waist. You can align the brooch either at the center or slightly to the side. This idea works well for floral dresses or vintage dresses.
Brooches that are very traditional and are encrusted with diamonds, pearls or crystals can be worn with wedding dresses. Diamond encrusted brooch complements a white wedding dress, particularly if it has lace trimmings and beading details. A great way to jazz up a dress is to wear a dramatic cluster of jeweled brooches in eye popping colors like electric blue, neon pink and fuchsia. Pair this with a sleek updo and you will instantly look like a Hollywood star. Another way to use a brooch as a fashion accessory, not necessarily in a dress, is to use a brooch as a hair pin in your bun. You can also pin two brooches on your ballerina shoes or use a brooch to pin your scarf. Now that you know all about using brooches for dresses, jazz up your simple dress with a unique brooch and get ready for the compliments.