Back in the day you’d be hard-pressed to find a woman who didn’t own a brooch. Whether they were real or costume jewelry women owned and wore brooches. Nowadays, you’ll rarely find someone wearing a brooch – at least no one from the younger generations. If you happen to have an old brooch, but you really never wear it, you might be interested to know that there are lots of ways you can use a brooch rather than the normal way.
Instead of pinning the brooch on your blouse as most people do use it in a different way. Pin it to a scoop-neck shirt to give it a fancier look and lower the neckline. Take the pin from the top, center of the shirt, and gather some of the fabric, then pin it. The shirt instantly has dazzle and the technique takes an ordinary shirt and gives it a much dressier appearance.
Use the brooch on other clothing besides blouses. For example, pin a brooch to a skirt or dress to give it a make-over. Start the brooch at the hemline, on the side, then gather the material up in it. This raises the hemline, only in that area, though, and gives a glitzy look to the outfit. This technique works best for a straight or a-line outfit.
Give that ponytail tie a little more glamour by clipping a brooch on it. After tying the hair up in the tie simply slide the brooch through the hair tie and clip it. The brooch looks like a hair accessory even though it naturally isn’t. You actually don’t have to clip it to a ponytail tie. You can put the hair in a bun and actually clip the brooch to your hair. It’s an elegant look that you rarely see.
A small brooch looks cute when you clip it to slit-leg pants. You know, those types of pants that have a small slit at the ankle area? Pin the brooch to the pants, just above the slit. This technique works for slit-leg capris as well.
Purchase an ordinary dog collar and make it look much more expensive by pinning on a simple brooch. If the pin is missing you can still glue on the brooch. In fact, broken brooches can be glued to a lampshade, a wicker basket, a purse and many other things. Reuse that old brooch instead of hiding it away in a jewelry box; you’ll enjoy the new look!