How to Choose a Bag to Flatter Your Figure

Handbags are the most important fashion accessories in every woman’s wardrobe. They come to complement any outfit and play no less important role in building one’s stylish image than a dress or a blouse. Most of us pay attention to the colors of clothes and personal style preferences while choosing a handbag. However, it turns out that a bag plays a significant role in emphasizing one’s best features and hiding imperfections. Although they are just stylish accessories, you should know how to choose a bag that will be right for your figure. So let’s study bag types and their compatibility with different body shapes.

How to Choose a Bag to Flatter Your Figure

Handbags for Thin and Tall Women

Tall and thin women are the luckiest ones, when it comes to choosing different handbag styles. They can try any shape and style, from big knapsacks and backpacks to elegant clutches, messenger bags or shoulder bags. However, tall and thin girls are advised to avoid too small bags, as they are likely to make them look even taller. Think a medium size or large bags with lovely big prints.

Handbags for Petite and Short Women

The main fashion rule for tiny girls is to remember about proportions. Small girls should choose only small bags. Never be tempted by a stylish large bag, in which you can carry your notebook, beauty kit and some additional clothes. Such bags will make you look shorter than you actually are. The ideal option is to choose a cute small bag (over the shoulder or over the arm). If you choose an over the shoulder bag, it shouldn’t sit below the hips. In case of the shoulder bags, they should hang at the level of the bust.

How to Choose a Bag to Flatter Your Figure

Rounded with Wide Hips

Your task is to shift the attention from your hips to the upper part of your body. The best option will be a bright and colorful shoulder bag of medium size. Short straps are obligatory, as the bag should sit right under your arm. Never choose an over the shoulder bag that will go down to your midriff or hips, as this will make your hips look even wider. Also avoid big totes, as well as bags with big funky details.

Big Bust and Apple Shaped Figure

Women with bigger bust and heavy shoulders should forget about tiny handbags with short handles. You may like to shift the attention to the hip area, therefore go for bags with longer handles, over the shoulder bags, messenger bags or elegant bags that you can carry over the arm, like Hermes Birkin.

In case you have small bust and want to make it look fuller, you can try short-handled bags or clutches.

Athletic Figure

Women with too angular and athletic body shape should stay away from similar styles of handbags. Narrow and angular bags, including rectangular clutches, will give roughness and simplicity to your figure. It’s better to opt for plump, rounded bags in the form of backpacks with some interesting details, such as embroidery or studs on the straps or handles.

How to Choose a Bag to Flatter Your Figure

Plus Size Figure

Plus size women should choose well-tailored bags of average sizes. Think large bags with some bright prints or oversized clutches. You might like to attract attention with the original design of your handbag. Unfortunately, you should forget about small clutches or tiny handbags,

All in all, you should keep one golden fashion rule in mind – choose a handbag that will be maximum opposite to the main shortcomings of your figure. Plump girls should look for well-structured bags with sharp lines and distinct shapes, while thin girls shouldn’t be afraid to bring some fantasy into their look. Color also plays an important role: colorful bags with bright patterns and prints are ideal for tall girls, while tiny girls are recommended to choose plain, monochrome options. So you already know how to choose a bag to flatter your figure. Keep these simple rules in mind and let your bag complement your style and figure!

 

Photos courtesy of Fashionising, Lookbook.nu

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