The right bag for your body??

Do you that it is more than brand and trend that should guide you through getting the right handbag for you?? The most important thing to consider is actually your precious body!!!! Here are some guide how to choose the right handbag for your body shape

From says:

Big Busts and Big Shoulders

Women with large breasts and heavy shoulders should avoid carrying short-handled bags that finish around the bust area, as this only serves to accentuate your breasts and shoulders more. Go for a longer length finishing around your middle, or a clutch purse which is carried in your hand.

Wide Waist, Big Hips or Large Stomachs

Choose a bag which finishes at the upper torso, just under the arm, rather than around your middle. You want to draw eyes away from your thick waist and hips but deflecting attention elsewhere! “Any bag which falls at your widest part will make you appear dumpy,” says Jacqui Ripley, author of The Makeover Book,(Piatkus 2004),

Large Frame

Try to avoid carrying a tiny bag, as this only serve to make you look bigger. Choose a more tailored bag, which will give definition and go for a medium to large size. Clutch purses are fine provided they are oversized. Says Ripley, “If you’re statuesque, a tiny bag can make you look like a giant.”

Bony or Tall Frame

Avoid long skinny-style bags. Counterbalance your figure with something broad, slouchy or unstructured such as a Hobo type.

Short Frame

Go for something long and lanky to provide height such as a small saddle bag type. Avoid wide, oversized tote bags which will only make you look shorter.
As a general rule, select a bag shape that is in contrast to your body type. Voluptuous or curvy women would do well to choose a rectangular, longer shape, whereas a tall, willowy, slim figure would be better off going for a slouchy, rounded one. If size-zero celebrities like Victoria Beckham can get away with wearing the latest fashion trend in oversized Birkin bags, then if you are slight and petite, so can you!

If you want to flatter your waist then choose a bag that finishes around this part of your torso. If you want to draw attention to your bust, shoulders or neck then go for a short-handled baguette bag type or an underarm clutch.

Lastly don’t be afraid to try bags on before buying. It is important that you see how well it flatters your figure.
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And from says :

If you are slim and tall-

You are lucky! Being tall and slim allows you to get away with most purse styles. Oversize bags, shoulder bags and clutch bags will all look great. The only thing you really need to watch is the size of the handbag you choose. Small bags should be avoided as they will make you look bigger. Mid size purses, large, floppy or bulky handbags are best. Bright colors, prints and patterns are okay, too.

If you are short and petite-

The most important thing to watch for as a petite girl is the size of the bag you choose. A good rule of thumb is to remember proportion. Small bags work well for small girls. Choose small bags and wear them close to your body type.

If your hips are large-

If you wish to draw attention away from the hop area try a shoulder bag. Choose one with a short strap. The purse can be tucked easily under the arm. The best look for you is a shoulder bag or a hobo bag that hangs slightly but ends well above the hip area.

If you are top heavy-

If you are generously endowed on the upper half of your body you will probably want to draw attention away from your bosom or waist. A messenger bag or an handbag is a good choice for your body type. If you really want a shoulder bag try one that has a long strap and is fairly large in size. Many of our fabric bags can be customized to a larger or smaller size to suit your preference.

If you have great curves-

A shoulder bag that ends just above the waist is the most flattering style for you. The only type of bags that you will want to avoid are the ones that are either really big or really small. A custom bag is also an option if you want a certain size or fabric.

If you are a plus size-

Most any of our fabric bags can be made into any size that you prefer. Just tell us the dimensions and strap length, and we are happy to make your purse just the way you want it. Any medium-sized style of bag that is wider in width like a Hobo purse will suit you best.


2 thoughts on “The right bag for your body??

  1. mye says:

    i donno how ppl buy a handbag without trying it out first IRL. usually, those funky looking handbags are nice to drool at, tapi bila aku try pakai, they are just too 'noisy' for me (same with clothes, well that's a diff story!).oh my, i'm terribly a plain jane. LOL.p/s:i love hobo! tapi susah betul nak cari barang dlm my hobo handbag, my stuff bersepah2 dlm tu! LizClairborne has nice selection of not-to-noisy handbags. i know, the brand defines OLD WOMAN *sigh*.

  2. ZOORA says:

    now.. i also do realize that handbags mmg kena tgk IRL la.. serisuly susah . and kena try gobek2 barang dalam tu kan? kan ? and the tali suppose to be comfy too.. so now i think buying handbags online is totally a.. ********

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