You may have noticed brooches and pins popping up on race day outfits recently, and hey, why not? An interesting extra feature can be a nice finishing touch.
In this post, we’re going to admire some of the handy work from the creative ladies in our Field Fashion Community and look at some clever ways to make your own homemade brooch.
When to Wear a Brooch?
While you can consider adding a brooch to any outfit, they are an especially good option if:
- You don’t want to wear a necklace, or can’t find one that matches your outfit.
- Wearing a necklace makes your outfit too cluttered and heavy.
- Your neckline doesn’t allow for one.
You’ll know whether a necklace suits your outfit’s neckline when you try it on.
Generally, the types of necklines that can look a little awkward with a necklace include high necklines, cowl neckline, boat neck, square neck, keyhole or any kind of scalloped, patterned-edge neck, and some collared necklines.
Ladies who Got it Right
Now, let’s have a look at 5 ladies who incorporated a brooch perfectly at recent race events.
The roll neck of this top does not allow for a necklace, but the top itself looks a little plain without anything. The water dragon brooch is a fabulous idea, as it spices up the top and ties in perfectly with the lily pad millinery.
With this elegant and simple dress, a necklace with the high neckline would look a little awkward and heavy. Instead, the brooches complement the gold in the boater and add a nice touch.
This high neckline top, paired with a riding cap as millinery, allows for the horse brooch which fits the theme perfectly!
This outfit has a lot going on with the fur feature and belt, so the brooch is a lighter option.