December 09, 2020

Have you ever seen a brooch with a sway or chain? Then immediately wondered how would you wear it?Today, I am going to tell you what a chatelaine is and show you how easy it is to wear them.

Many people love vintage jewelry because of its unique look and style. It’s exciting to find something that truly has old world charm and patina and is totally different from anything you find while browsing online or at the jewelry counter.

Chatelaines, or "swagged" brooches, and sweater guards are types of jewelry I think most people admire but pass on because they are unsure of how to wear them or can’t envision what to put them with.

Styling Tips

  • Wear a Chatelaine Style Brooch Across an Open Sweater or Jacket
  • Fasten Chatelaine Pieces At Different Heights and Swag Them To Fill Your Should or Lapel Area on Your Favorite Sweater, Jacket, or Blouse.

I felt this was an important topic because chatelaines are really unique and beautiful and versatile. They also can be very pretty and practical at the same time.

Chatelaines are becoming harder to find and when we offer them at Vintage Meet Modern, they move pretty quickly so I don’t want you to miss out on one because you had questions about how to wear them or what a chatelaine even is.

While these pieces are inspired by pieces that date back all the way to Ancient Rome, you can still make them modern. You are sure to receive many compliments whenever you wear them as they are eye-catching and very different from the jewelry we typically see and wear.


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