Thursday, 23 March 2017

What to do with my big ol' brooch???

If you're anyway familiar with vintage fashion and jewellery you might already have come across some impressive vintage brooches!

Vintage jewellery often consists of big statement pieces, colourful Bakelite or beads and sparkling rhinestones. 

Costume jewellery was a great way to introduce style and luxury in  the budget conscious eras of the past.

But, you needn't think that the only place you can wear your big brooch is on your, no no!!!

Below are some inspiring fashion images from the 1940's to 60's to show you how versatile your sweet pin can be!

Then take a look at how we've styled vintage brooches on different dresses from our collection at Dirty Fabulous...

 1957 Christian Dior
1957 Vogue

Andre Perugia for Christian Dior 1951

Christian Dior in Vogue 1951

Suzy Parker 1959

Vogue UK, 1952 Photographer Norman Parkinson featuring Christian Dior dress

We've added a 1960's milk glass and crystal brooch to this stunning one shoulder LBD from the 50's.

If you have a dress that has a few areas of detail then try your brooch at different places.
The ruched, side of this dress is also prefect for an accent of sparkle

Who doesn't adore an interesting back! We've made the most of the sash on this 1960's bubblegum pink prom dress by adding a glittering 50's rhinestone brooch to the top

This 1960's black and pink Nat Kaplan suit had so many options that we had to show them all!
We added a pink rhinestone 60's star brooch to the cravat style neckline.

  It also looks great on the shoulder!

But, this is probably our favourite! The star looks like it was made to decorate the top of the lace keyhole detail on back of the dress which is under the jacket.

 This 1960's ivory flower pin, perfectly compliments our pretty 60's yellow organza prom dress

 One of the most striking pairings is our 1940's bird of paradise brooch with a teal 60's brocade cocktail dress.
The strong colour background makes the brooch stand out beautifully.

 Don't think that brooches are made just for clothes. You could try jazzing up a hat with a gorgeous pin.
The same is true for an evening bag or simple beaded necklace that needs a little wow factor!

If you have two brooches in similar styles, why not mix it up and wear both!
They'll look original and quirky... go you!!!

Some of the fabulous and larger vintage brooches we currently have in stock.

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