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Why Brooches Are Making a Comeback: The Latest Fashion Trend

Model with a brooch

Who doesn’t love a pretty brooch? They can add so much personality and flair to an outfit. But where do they come from, and why are they so popular? Let’s take a look at the history of brooches!

Brooches are one of those fashion accessories that have been around for centuries, and their purpose has changed quite a bit over time. In the Middle Ages, they were primarily used as functional items, fastening cloaks, and other garments.

By the Renaissance, they had become more ornate, often featuring precious gemstones and intricate designs. During the Victorian era, brooches were all the rage, worn by both men and women as a way to show off their wealth and status.

It didn't take long for people to start embellishing them with jewels and precious metals. The Egyptians were especially fond of using brooches to adorn their robes, and many examples have been found in tombs and burial sites. In fact, one of the most famous brooches belonged to Queen Cleopatra herself.

While the precise date of its manufacture is unknown, it is thought to be over 2,000 years old. This beautifully crafted gold and enamel brooch is a stunning example of the skills of the ancient Egyptian jewelers.


The popularity of brooches continued to grow in other cultures, and by the Middle Ages, they were commonly worn by both men and women. In the Middle Ages, people didn't have velcro or buttons to fasten their clothes. So, how did they keep their shirts from falling off? The answer is: brooches! Brooches were ornamental pins that were used to secure cloaks, tunics, and other garments.

They came in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and were often made of precious metals such as gold and silver. While they served a practical purpose, brooches were also seen as a form of jewelry and were often quite elaborate. In fact, some brooches were so valuable that they were passed down through generations. So next time you're putting on your favorite shirt, take a moment to think about the humble brooch that is keeping it together.

At the end of the Middle Ages, people began to dress more extravagantly, and jewelry became popular as a way to show off wealth and status. Brooches were especially fashionable, and women often wore them to fasten their cloaks or decorate their dresses.

In addition to being decorative, brooches were also functional, as they could be used to pin up a lady's hair or secure her veil. As time went on, brooches became increasingly elaborate, with gemstones and enamelwork adding extra sparkle.


Today, brooches are once again enjoying a moment in the spotlight, as fashionistas are rediscovering the many ways to wear them. 

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