A woman can wear a brooch on the left or right side of her lapel, above her bust. Although that is the most traditional placement for a brooch, a woman can wear a brooch below her bust, at the waist and in strategic locations of her outfit.
Brooches are often worn on a jacket or blouse with the purpose of dressing up an outfit. By using brooches on a little black dress, the outfit becomes dressy and stylish, even if it is placed at the "V" of the neckline or at the waist. It is also very popular to wear a brooch at the top of a buttoned blouse. Brooches are added to hair, hats, purses, gloves and scarves to make these accessories more fashionable.