How to Wear A Brooch (with Subtlety)

We’ve been asked many questions by our brides, particularly in regards to how to wear certain handmade pieces. One question in particular is how to wear a brooch with subtlety, when you’re not entirely sure you can pull it off or you don’t exactly like it. Vintage brooches have made a comeback in the past few years, but not everyone is in love with them and they do not coordinate with every gown. For instance, let’s say your grandmother, mother, great-aunt, or other family member with whom has a vested interest has passed down a brooch to wear for your wedding day. The problem? You don’t like it. It’s not your style, it does not match, and you wouldn’t dream of wearing it pinned to your gorgeous gown on your wedding day. But… you don’t want to disregard family tradition, let alone hurt anyone’s feelings… so, what to do? We have found the perfect solution: the brooch bracelet.

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We spotted this brooch bracelet DIY via Martha Stewart. All you need to do is pin the brooch to a colorful, durable fabric and knot as a bracelet. Since the brooch is not melted down or altered in any way, it is easy to unpin and return to its owner after the wedding day. This also works well if you have a piece of jewelry with “something blue”.

All you need is…
– one brooch pin
– double faceted satin or velvet ribbon (heavy enough to hold the brooch securely)

For a visual…

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Just pin the brooch to your bracelet, knot securely, and wear. Crisis averted! You’ll make your mother/grandmother/great-aunt proud. :)

vintage brooch by estatechicago // satin ribbon by thot design // velvet ribbon by pandasupplies


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May 6, 2011 7:09 pm

I have a couple of brooches and have always felt weird pinning them to my clothes. Glad to know of this option!

May 5, 2011 10:06 pm

I love that idea!

May 5, 2011 3:16 pm

cute.. real gd ideas

May 5, 2011 2:11 pm

What an interesting way to wear a brooch.
It is unique and subtle at the same time.
Thank you for that idea!

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