Proper Placement of a Brooch on a Ladies' Suit Jacket

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A brooch is a welcome surprise to any young woman's suit and a good way to add personality to your outfit on those occasions when you need to dress up. Not only does it add style to your outfit, but also a brooch gives interest to a woman's overall fashion statement. Whether your brooches are brand new or antique treasures, you can feel confident wearing them with a mixture of suits in a variety of fabrics, textures and colors.

1 Bring on the Brooch

The best place to pin your brooch is on the lapel of a suit jacket. According to Kat Griffin from Corporette website, a good spot is a little lower than your collarbone. You can also wear it on the suit's upper pocket. Make sure it does not overpower your face; anything too small, however, isn't worth wearing.

2 Added Accessories

Let your brooch be the focal point of the outfit and refrain from over-accessorizing elsewhere. Typically, a necklace is too close to a brooch's placement and not recommended unless it is thin. Wear understated gold, silver or diamond earrings or a bracelet if you like, but be sure styles and colors don't upstage your brooch's limelight.

3 Color Coordination

Contrast the suit color to your brooch. If you are wearing a black or navy suit, try a silver brooch or one that is sequined or jeweled. Brighter suit colors such as fuchsia or yellow look good with black or dark-colored brooches. A pearl brooch exudes classic style in a conservative setting.

Based in Los Angeles, Lisa Finn has been writing professionally for 20 years. Her print and online articles appear in magazines and websites such as "Spa Magazine," "L.A. Parent," "Business," the Famous Footwear blog and many others. She also ghostwrites for mompreneurs and business owners who appear regularly on shows such as Ricki Lake, HGTV, Carson Daly and The Today Show.