How to choose your best handbag

Over the past year, handbags have rapidly become the most popular accessory on the market especially when China market opened up to the world. There are thousands of styles and designs to choose from, which indeed makes it hard to choose the perfect handbag. Many women are doubtful of the types of handbags that work best with their bodies shape and end up choosing a style that make them look larger or out of ratio. In short, if it does not match to your body shape it can really ruin your look.

In order to assist you choose the right type of handbags for your body type we have compiled a list of body types as well as the kind of handbag that best suited for each type.

In this article we are focusing only on the some basic types of handbag that match your body shape and not going further about the colors, material and styles.

Tall and Thin

If you are tall and slim, you are the luckiest of all body types because you can pretty much get away with any size handbag. With the length of your body you can wear a larger size bags. Oversized, large bags are going to look best on you, whereas smaller ones are going to make you look even taller than you already are. If you are still persisting on getting a smaller handbag, make sure it fits precisely under your shoulders.

Short and Plump

Shorter girls need to pay extraordinarily careful attention to the types of handbags they choose. Smaller bags tend to look best since larger ones will make you look even shorter. Smaller bags will make you look taller than you really are.


If you’re lucky enough to have this body shape you will want to draw attention to your waistline. In order to do this, you will need to find a bag which just above the waist. This will enable you to show off that sexy curve of yours that's just above the hip area.
This style and length is going to be most flattering. Medium sized bags work best to enhance your already magnificent body type.

Plus Size

If you’re plus size you will certainly want to stay away from small bags, which tend to make you look bigger than you are. Bags with short straps should also be avoided. Try a style which is larger and slightly wider than normal sizes since they will make you appear smaller.

The type of handbag you choose will not only depend on your body type, but also on the outfit you’re wearing. Most of the time one handbag is never enough, so make sure you have a number to choose from. You wouldn’t wear the same pair of shoes everyday, so why carry the same handbag?

Conclusion :-

Bag's size should be in proportion with your body figure. A small and cute bag would look unattractive with an oversized figure. In the same manner, the small bag would likely emphasize more her big shape. An undersized woman would look smaller if she brought with her a huge bag.

Others than that, the length of the bag is important. Wherever the bag's bottom would sit on your body, it would definitely draw attention to that particular body part. Shoulder bags that sit on the hip area will definitely make more noticeable to the hips. Bags that go in the mid-body area would attract attention to the waist.

Some popular designer handbag styles:

Tote - An open-top bag with straps or handles.

Hobo bag - A crescent-shaped shoulder bag.

Duffle - Tall shoulder bag, often with a wider opening on top.

Field bag - A flap-top shoulder bag with utility-type closure (buckles, snaps, etc).

Clutch - A small, handheld bag (frequently used for evening wear).

Satchel- A large, handheld bag.

Baguette - Long and rounded shoulder bag resembling the namesake bread.

Messenger - A large, soft shoulder bag with long straps (often worn across the body).

Cigar Box - A small, boxy, hard bag.

Pouch - A soft, small bag.

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