Brooches for fall 2012: the classic accessory returns

Brooches are an iconic accessory which was a huge trend in the early 1960’s. The sparkling accessory has made its’ way in and out of fashion over the past few decades with it’s’ most recent resurgence in 2004. For fall 2012, brooches are hot, and unlike previous comebacks, the brooch is edgy.

Although brooches were worn in the 1980’s at the top of a buttoned up blouse, the jeweled accessory is normally found pinned off center on a sweater or blazer. For fall 2012, brooches are still being found off-center, but they are being worn on shirts, jackets, dresses, sweaters and coats. Brooches for fall 2012 are being shown in edgy style and a far cry from the classic and symmetrical brooches of yesteryear. In the past, brooches have, in general, been symmetrical; with a few exceptions such as a kitschy shape, a “critter” or Coco Chanel’s classic double C. Brooches for fall 2012 are being shown in cutting edge styles such as lips with a grill, skulls, things found in nature and mythical creatures. Of course, classic “critter” brooches such as leopards, butterflies and ladybugs are also perfect for the fall season.

A brooch is a great way to spice up a solid colored top, jacket or dress. The brooch also makes a great alternative to a necklace for the fall season. Brooches are also a way to add a fall 2012 update to a top, jacket or dress from a past season. Love that!

We found a few fabulous brooches around the web and assembled them into the set below. Hope you love it! Happy shopping and stay fabulous