Huffpost Style
THE BLOG

Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors

Gina Pell Headshot

Trends: The Lady Brooch

Posted: Updated:

2009-11-11-micheleObrooch.jpg

The brooch has been making a slow but steady comeback ever since Sarah Jessica Parker, the canary of the fashion coalmine, pinned a dazzling trio of Harry Winston brooches to her cashmere sweater in 2004. Now that First Lady fashion icon, Michelle Obama, loves to adorn her apparel with these festive pins, the brooch just might usurp the iPod as everyone's favorite accessory. Too conservative, you say? Pshaw. The brooch doesn't always have to be worn grazing the shoulder. I pin mine to a silk ribbon or velvet cord and wear around my wrist (I doctored a photo of Cameron below to demonstrate). You can also wear them in your hair, on a scarf, at the curve of your waist, and just about anywhere that needs a little panache.  Are you ready to "brooch" the subject? Good, then take a gander at the exquisite examples that my Splendora editors and I found for you below.

View my 5 Favorite Decadent Brooches and 5 Best Bargain Brooches HERE >>

2009-11-11-broochluxe2a.jpg

2009-11-11-broochwrist.jpg

Around the Web

Madame Secretary's pins were mightier than the sword

Madeleine Albright's brooch diplomacy goes on show

Michelle Obama's Brooches Are 'Part of Her Code'