How to choose the perfect handbag

Yes, all of us carry a handbag. Honestly, we would be lost without one. It is so much a part of a woman’s psyche that it is near impossible to find a woman on the road without one. But a handbag is not just a utilitarian item in which we stuff all kinds of things we need during a day. A handbag is also an accessory — the right kind of a handbag can complement your outfit and even flatter your figure.

Here’s how to choose the right kind of a handbag.

1)  Length

You might never have given it a thought, but the length of your handbag is an important determinant of your look. Did you know that the part of your body where your handbag ends gets accentuated? If you have small hips, a bag that ends on your hips will make your shape look more feminine. If you have large hips, go for a bag that sits at your waist line, accentuating the tapering of your waist and making you look slimmer. Handbags that end at the waist work well for most women, so make sure you have one of them in your collection.

2)  Size

If you are small and petite, a large handbag will look grossly out of place. Similarly, a tall girl carrying an itsy-bitsy purse will not work either. Choose your handbag as per your size. Do not get swayed by trends or brands. Buy what suits you.

3)  Shape

Opt for a handbag that goes well with your body shape. Choose a handbag that is the opposite of your body type. For instance, if you are tall and slim, choose a handbag that is rounded and slouchy. If you are short and curvy, go for a handbag with strong angles.

4)  Style

Your handbag should reflect your personality. If you are in the habit of wearing casual clothes, choose a simple handbag. A very shiny, conspicuous handbag will clash with your casual outfits. But if you are going for a party or a formal occasion, an inconspicuous handbag is not a good idea. Use the occasion to flaunt your designer label. And remember to match the handbag with your outfit. A red handbag would not look very nice with a pink or green outfit, would it?

5)  Usage

This is the most important part of choosing a handbag. What are you going to use the handbag for? Going to the office, going to college, travelling, party, date? Depending on the usage, you need a handbag that suits the purpose. If you need it to carry your notes and laptop or books, you will need a rough and tough bag of a certain size.

If you are going to use it for office wear, make sure it is durable and has enough space to store your everyday things. On the other hand, a handbag for a party can be small and dainty.

A handbag is a great and essential accessory, but no matter how great it looks, if it cannot contain your stuff, and keep it secure and safe, it is no good. So, choose your handbag carefully.



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