Dress clips were hugely popular in the 1920’s & 1930’s but have since fallen out of fashion. They can be found at vintage & collectable fairs singly or in pairs, or sometimes in the form of a “Duette”. This looks like a normal brooch from the front but at the back is a mechanism for unclasping each side to transform the brooch into a pair of clips (they look a bit like clip-on earrings but bigger) which you can attach to your clothing or accessories
Dress clips are a lovely way to dress up a simple outfit and can be worn on everyday clothing as well as evening wear. Try attaching them to a simple neckline, the straps of a dress, the lapels of a jacket or on a belt, hat or shoes.