Both London Fashion Week and the Award Season have seen that Brooches have been making a come back. Brooches are the perfect accessory to give your outfit an added dazzle.
Celebrities and icons have created collectable pins, this is thought to have had a positive impact on the popularity on brooches. Pins and brooches differ, as they are slightly heavier and therefore are attached with a rotating pin clasp which can carry more weight, and therefore additional sparkle.
So, where did Brooches initially come from? Well, the accessory was originally an item that high-society would wear. They often displayed a sign of wealth and sophisticated style!. Today brooches are not only exclusively for this demographic and vary in price making this accessory affordable to everyone. Both high quality brooches made with gold and diamonds, and fashion brooches can look equally as tasteful.
Our customers often ask us when they can accessories with a brooch but we believe at there is always an excuse to add a brooch. Brooches can be perfect from accessorising a wedding guest, we suggest a flower brooch for this occasion. A brooch is also a great accessory office is also a great was to add some fun to formal attire. Pairing a brooch with your favourite LBD for a dinner party can take your favourite piece to the next level.
Styling options are unlimited when you have the right brooch. Some of our favourite way to wear brooches are on the ‘v’ of the neckline on a beautiful dress, pinning the brooch to the middle of your collar of a shirt, and placing a brooch at the top of your skirt in the middle to create the appearance of a buckle. We also love to add personality to our handbags with a brooch. They are also a brilliant way to create asymmetry in your outfit.
Brooches are not only perfect for women to accessories but can also do wonders for mens styling too. This was repeatedly at many award shows this year. The actor, Timothée Chalamet, wore a Cartier vintage brooch from 1955 with Rubies and Diamonds in white gold and Platinum at the Oscars.
If you are looking for a brooch for a certain occasion to accessories an outfit you should consider the colour of the brooch, the size in relation to the selected clothing and other accessories, establish if you want this to me a statement item or slightly subtle, and the theme of the brooch making sure that it suits the occasion.
Some brooch tips that we suggest are, choosing a design that is inline with you personal style, and not following a trend. This will ensure that the accessory will remain timeless. Playing around with the placement of the brooch is the best to find the perfect location for each outfit. If you have a collection of brooches we suggest when matching the brooch and outfit, contrasting the outfit colour and the brooch colour in order to make the accessory pop. Of course, avoid attaching your brooches to thin materials as these may not support the accessory.
If you would like one of the Hatton Jewels team to help guide you find the perfect brooch or if you are ready to get started with your own design simply book an appointment online, or give us a call on 02031160069 and speak to one of our friendly expert members of staff who can guide you through any type of jewellery purchase.