Have you ever bought a handbag, which looked so lovely in the store, but somehow it did not look so good on you? You are not alone, in fact, many women do not consider their body shape, when they shop for a new handbag. The bag is a part of your outfit, therefore it has to fit your figure features. When you are shopping for a bag in a physical store, try it out in front of a mirror. If you plan to buy the bag online, always check the size of the bag and compare it to handbags you already own. How to find the best handbag for your body type? Follow our simple rules, which will help you avoid the most common problems.
Consider Your Height
First of all, you should choose the right type of bag for your height. Mismatched bag will draw the attention to your height and it will make you look too big or too small. If you are tall, forget about buying a small hand clutch purse. Yes, it does look cute, but when carried by much smaller women. The taller you are, the bigger should your handbag be. Instead of a small purse, check wide envelope clutches. If, on the other hand, you are a petite girl, don’t make the mistake of buying a large shopper, which will overwhelm your entire outfit and make you look smaller. Choose a medium size tote or a bowling bag instead.
Consider Your Proportions
Before you start looking for a new handbag, you have to first find out what your body type is. Does it sound familiar? As we said in the opening paragraph, shopping for a new handbag is similar to buying new clothes. If you are aware of your figure flaws, you can easily balance them out. This is how you do it: stand in front of a mirror and check which part of your body is the widest. If you have wide arms or a full bust, you should choose a bag, which will draw attention away from your upper body and create more balanced proportions. You should be looking for handbags with long straps: messenger bags, cross body bags or totes with long handles. You can also choose a wide envelope clutch, but wear it in hand, not under your arm. If you have wide hips and thighs, you should follow the opposite rule and choose handbags with short straps and handles or carry your handbag under the arm. Women with proportionate bodies and hourglass figure are in the most comfortable position, because they can carry almost all types of classic handbags without ever looking too big. However, if you are a plus size woman, choose a handbag, which is not too small and not too big. Medium sized bags with architectural shapes are most recommended. Last, but not least, if you have a boyish, long and lean figure, choose large handbags with medium size straps. Shoppers and hobo bags are perfect for your body type.