Did you know the right bag can actually make you look thinner? Read more and find out what bag you should carry for your body type.
Why do we try on 100 pairs of jeans to find the perfect pair? Because we want them to be the most flattering they can be on our body type! Your handbag should be just as flattering as your favorite pair of jeans. We tend to pick handbags that are practical, have enough pockets are a safe colour, etc. Choosing the right bag can actually visually shed pounds. Here are a few tips:
Accentuating the Body - When you put on a shoulder bag the bottom of the bag will accentuate whatever part of the body it comes near. If it hits your waist it will emphasize your waist, if it ends at your hips it will draw attention to your hips.
Scale - Remember scale is key to finding the right sized bag. A plus size person should carry bigger structured bags to make you look thinner and a petite person should carry smaller sized bags.
Pear Shaped - A bag that sits slightly above your hips will draw attention to your face and upper body will be most flattering on you.
Triangle - Your best bet are bags with longer shoulder straps. Close fitting handbags with shorter straps will accentuate your cleavage.
Hourglass - Choose a bag that allows the bottom of the bag to stop at your waist.
Apple - A tall rectangular bag will work for you or a long and sleek clutch can also compliment your body type. A long strap can weigh you down and make you look shorter. Shorter handled bags are in your favor.
Everyone – It is always safe to have a neutral everyday bag in black, brown or tan. Why not experiment with fun, colourful styles? Choose exotic European leathers, chunky hardware, detailed leather, bright patterns or artistic designs. The choices are never-ending, pick flattering options that you love and you can't go wrong.
Hopefully these tips will help you find the perfect designer handbag and if you ever acquire assistance, please contact a fashion stylist at Blu's Womens Wear and we'll be happy to help you.