How to Wear Brooches

Brooches are enjoying a revival. And, most importantly, they are shedding their reputations as being reserved for women of a certain age. The attitude toward brooches has definitely relaxed, they’re no longer your grandmother’s accessory.

And men are getting in on the action, too.

Timothée Chalamet pinned a vintage ruby and diamond Cartier to his Prada bomber, while Antonio Banderas decorated his satin lapel with diamonds. Jared Leto, Trevor Noah, and Regé-Jean Page followed suit at various events. 

A sartorial staple since the Bronze Age, brooches began as a practical way to secure clothing, during the Belle Epoque they got elaborate, and have evolved into staple statement pieces for everyday life.

Today, there are no real rules when it comes to wearing brooches. We suggest styling them unexpectedly. Placing them on your lapel is perfectly fine, but also consider use them as a closure for a sexier top, or to cinch the waist of a skirt. Or, put them on a white t-shirt.

Why stop at one when you can have several? Verdalina designer Odeeh has added embellishments to their Fall 23 line. A handmade brooch dons their Quilted Denim Jacket and a jeweled button is featured on the Abstract Wave Jacket. There's nothing stopping you from adding a cluster of Trovelore brooches to your jacket’s lapel. 



The above was adapted from an article by Leena Kim for Town & Country