How to choose the best handbag for your body type

by Jan 21, 2015

A handbag is an important and essential accessory for every professional woman. They can affect your body, look and shape in the same way as a well-fitting dress, by flattering your figure or on the contrary adding volume to it.

They can take your image from dull and boring, to bold and sophisticated or fun and sexy. They carry your belongings, show off your personality and make a fashion statement.


How to choose the best handbag for your shape


When purchasing a handbag, you shouldn’t base your choice solely on trends, but make sure you go for the best shape for your figure. Always bear in mind that carrying a handbag that is proportioned with your body shape is the best way to look stylish and fashionable.

The best tip to achieve this is to make sure that your handbag compliments your body type.

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There is one easy rule to remember here. The part of your body where the bottom of the bag sits will be accentuated. So, if you have small, boyish hips, having a bag, which sits on your hips, will make your shape look more feminine. If you have large hips, try a bag, which sits at your waistline, accentuating the tapering of your waist and making you look slimmer.

If you are a woman with large hips

You should choose bags with short straps, which can be tucked easily under the arm. A good look for a shoulder bag or a hobo bag that hangs slightly, but ends well above the hips.

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If you are a woman with a large bust

You may want to draw attention away from your upper body. If you want to wear a shoulder bag, you should take one that has a long strap and is large in size

If you are a tall, slim woman

You can get away with most purse styles. Oversize bags, shoulder bags, rounded bag and clutch bags will all look good. A handbag wider than it is tall will be the best choice.

The point you need to keep in mind is the size of the handbag … Small bags, shoulder bags with short straps should be avoided as they will make you look taller

If you are a short and curvy woman

Choose handbags with strong angles, which will look great on you. A shoulder bag that ends just above the waist is the most flattering style. The only type of bags to avoid is ones that are too big or too small in relation to your overall body size.

If you are a short and petite woman

You will appear taller with small handbags and shorter with large handbags. That’s why you need to avoid oversized bags, as they tend to overwhelm a smaller frame.  Avoid handbags with shoulder straps, as they will weigh a petite person down…

If you are a plus-size woman

Try thinner bags that can accommodate your stuff, but won’t make you look over dressed. Keep away from bags that are small as they will look lost against your figure and make you look larger with short to medium length straps. Again go for bags in proportion to your body size.

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