Being Margaret Thatcher is trendy again! 2016 is the year of iron ladies and, most importantly, the must-have accessories, brooches. There is no iron lady without a brooch, don’t you agree? If you’ve never been a fan, give it a try this season, you might be surprised by the effect a small accessory can make. But if I don’t need to explain you the latest 2016 accessory trends, then tag along for a real treasure hunt; find out our 10 cool ways of wearing brooches in 2016 and try them all this week!
#1. On the Shirt
One of the ways of wearing a brooch this year was presented by Versace, who chose a very practical way indeed – just pin it onto the shirt and let’s go have fun! It’s fast, easy and comfortable. Your special accessory will always be visible at your first hello and you will never accidentally lose it (just look down now and then to check if it’s still there). This is also one of the most feminine and classic ways of handling a brooch. There is nothing edgy about it, but the tradition still inspires.
#2. On the Collar
Rochas also introduced brooches this year, but instead of simply pinning it onto the shirt, it went up to the collar. Rocha’s bejeweled accessories for summer 2016 made the news for its beauty and uniqueness; go ahead and replicate this sophisticated style! This style fits perfectly into the office of the 21st century. Pick the right shirt with a suiting collar; remember that shirts are all different.
#3. On the Blazer Lapels
The classics are never outdated. This season Michael Kors brought back the brooches on the blazer lapels, whether your accessory has a special meaning or it’s just a fashion statement, this way of pinning your brooch will never get old. You can be careful, you’ll never look weird viewing back at your past pictures in the feature!
However, you might actually receive a lot of questions on the political parties or the constitution. Why? Because that’s probably your party coat of arms on your collar, isn’t it? In fact, women can pick much bigger sizes than men do these days. The more dramatic the design is, the more unforgettable your outfit will be. Make sure the fabric can hold the weight of a big brooch.
#4. Around Your Neckline
You know your neckline is in the center of the attention. You know it well. So, what if we add another delicate detail to it! We adore brooches on V-necks (although other necklines will also work), just make sure to keep the balance and pick the right side (right or left?).
#5. Skirts, Jackets… Find the Right Spot
Jackets are so detailed, which is why they also have wonderful spots for the summer 2016 trend of brooches to brighten up the mood a little. If you found a very small but powerful brooch accessory, you can even take a risk and pin it in the back of the jacket, right above the ruffles (if your jacket has any). We hope that brooch is not a special one though, otherwise you will never notice how it gets lost. This will level down your neutral look at the office, and might present you more feminine than you want to seem, so use cautiously.
#6. Draw the Waistline
If your dress has a special detail on the waistline, go ahead and pin the brooch around it. Belts both on blouses and dresses work very well too! The brooch steals the attention from other body parts and concentrates the main target on the waistline. If you pick the right shape, you can even accentuate curves, where they need to be in the spotlight.
#7. Hold the Scarf
One of the most common uses is pinning brooches on scarves. This method has always been used by both older and younger generations. No matter how well you wear the scarf, it always manages to flee like a free spirit. Add a reliable brooch and you will not only walk safely, but will also look like you just stepped down the global catwalk. Once you master the skills here, we can talk about scarves in general.
#8. The Hat Bling
Brooches can also go on the hat! It never got old, did it? And when hats meet brooches, something magical happens in the air. The movement of your head will always make the accessory shine, catching the rays of the light and coordinating the party attention.
#9. Swimsuits & Beachwear
The most unexpectable way of wearing the 2016 accessory trend of brooches is on the swimwear… you can add a brooch to your beach outfit, especially if there is a beach part in the evening. The difference between the swimsuit and the glamsuit can be just one – a very small brooch. Be careful wearing brooches here. The fabric stands very tightly on your skin, so be warned not to hurt yourself with fashion. This same trend will look beautiful on your other beachwear. Whatever you decide, please skip the towel, as that will look more than advertising.
#10. Handle Your Bag
Whether it’s the bag or the handle, you need to handle that bag with grace and elegance. Do you feel bad opening holes on that super-expensive Dolce & Gabbana bag? Add a piece of breathtaking fabric to the back and base your brooch on it.
And you thought brooches are for the older generation! Remember, the best fashion trends always find their way to come back into our wardrobes. Remember, beautiful is what makes us feel beautiful. Brooches are some of the most feminine fashion accessories in 2016. Get classy with us, wear brooches!
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Photos courtesy of Vogue