PUT A PIN ON IT! Vintage brooches look great on a lapel, but they are extremely versatile and there are many other ways to wear them. Try placing them centrally for a more modern feel. They look great with a buttoned up shirt, worn over the top button; or use to fasten a cape or cardigan at the neck.
Brooches don't need to stay at the neckline. Use a large statement vintage brooch to fasten an edge to edge jacket at the waist, or a sparkly brooch to draw attention to the waistline of a dress.
Pin a favourite vintage brooch or brooches onto a length of ribbon to make a pretty belt. Choose a heavy grosgrain or satin ribbon, colour and width to suit your brooch(es) and dress.
A brooch on a piece of ribbon can look stunning worn at the wrist or throat and brooches look great pinned over a long necklace or on a plain evening bag.
Experiment and use your vintage brooches to change the feel of an outfit and add instant style and interest. Dress up a smart work look with a gold and pearl brooch, or take it from day to night with a brooch sparkling with beautiful Austrian crystals. Don't keep your brooches in your jewellery box, work those vintage beauties! http://otterleyandhester.co.uk/collections/brooches