order to look fashionable and chic, you not only have to
dress well but you also need to accessorize well. And the
most important accessory is choosing the right hand bag.
Did you know that a handbag can flatter your shape almost
as much as the right pair of jeans?
these easy steps to getting a bag in proportion to your figure:
Try to choose a shape which is the opposite of your body type.
If you are tall and thin, look for a slouchy, rounded bag
to compliment your figure. If you're short and voluptuous,
play off opposites by choosing a handbag that is tall and
rectangular or long and sleek.
In general, the rounder your figure, the more structured your
bag should be. That doesn't mean that you have to carry a
hard box around to counterbalance your womanly shape: rectangular
or square silhouettes in soft leathers or fabrics will do
Close-fitting bags are a great look if you're svelte and want
to show off cleavage; not so great if your arms and bust are
Most women look great with a bag that hits mid-torso because
it flatters the waist.
Some popular handbag shapes:
Tote - An open-top bag with straps or handles.
Hobo bag - A crescent-shaped shoulder bag.
Duffle - Tall shoulderbag, often with a wider opening
Field bag - A flap-top shoulderbag with utility-type
closure (buckles, snaps, etc).
Clutch - A small, handheld bag (frequently used for
Satchel- A large, handheld bag.
Baguette - Long and rounded shoulder bag resembling
the namesake bread.
Messenger - A large, soft shoulder bag with long straps
(often worn across the body).
Cigar Box - A small, boxy, hard bag.
Pouch - A soft, small bag.
Kelly bag - A large, structured handbag with distinctive
time in a store to try on handbags in front of a mirror just
like you would apparel.
Don't be tempted
by trendy shapes that don't suit your figure: there are plenty
of great alternatives that will work.