Read this before buying your next bag!


Has it ever happened to you that the bag which had looked just astonishing on someone else is looking a big time dud when you sport it?

You keep wondering, why has it failed to yield the same magic? The least possible reason that occurs to us is “Perhaps the bag is not suitable for my body shape!”

Choosing the right handbag for your body type can be pretty difficult!!! Come, Let’s work on it!!

Choosing the SHAPE:

Thumb rule! You should ALWAYS try to choose a shape of handbag that is the opposite of your body type. For example: If you are tall and thin you should choose a handbag that is a slouchy, rounded bag to compliment your look, if on the other hand your body type is a short and heavier build, then you should choose a handbag that is tall and rectangular or maybe long and sleek.

• Short women look taller carrying a long rectangular handbag

Choosing the SIZE:

Now we need to look at getting the right size of handbag. The scale of the handbag you choose is just as important as the size, in relation to your body type. The size of your handbag should always be in proportion to your figure.
• Short and petite women appear taller with small handbags and shorter with large handbags
• Tall and slim women appear larger with small handbags and look best with midsize, large and oversized styles.

Choosing the LENGTH:

The length of a handbag – where the bottom hits the body – emphasizes that area
• Short handbags make busts appear larger, so choose styles with longer straps to avert attention
• Most women look good wearing handbags that hang to the mid-torso

Here are some must-read tips for choosing a handbag depending on to your body type.

The most important point here is the size of the handbag you carry. Keep in mind the rule; small bags work best for petite women. You should carry small to medium size handbags. A handbag too big will be too overbearing for your body size.

Tall and thin
Being tall and thin allows you to be able to carry almost any handbag style. Oversize handbags, shoulder handbags and clutch handbags will all look good with your body size. The only thing you need to keep in mind is the size of the handbag you choose. Small handbags should be avoided, as they will make you look bigger. Midsize to large and floppy or bulky handbags are best.

Plus size
You should keep away from bags that are too small, as they will look lost against your figure. Go for handbags of reasonable size. For example that are in proportion to your body size with short to medium length straps. As you can see the handbag type and size can influence your overall look and can make you look thinner? Having the wrong handbag can make you look bigger and can also draw attention to areas you may not want to emphasize.

Curvy Figure
A shoulder handbag that ends just above the waist is the most flattering style. The only type of handbag to avoid is ones that are too big or too small in relation to your overall body size.

Large hips
Choose one with a short strap, which can be tucked easily under the arm. A good look for a shoulder handbag or a hobo handbag that hangs slightly but ends well above the hips is best and any handbag that falls on the hips will draw attention to this area you may not want!

Top heavy
If you have a large bust, you may want to draw attention away from your bosom. If you want to wear a shoulder handbag make sure it is one that has a long strap and is large in size.
Now that you have found the PERFECT handbag for your body type…. It is time to go SHOPPING!!!!!

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