Women need a good deal of things when they go out of the house. A handbag is a necessity to carry the numerous items that women need like their coin purse, mobile phone, comb, lipstick, keys, perfume, reading and writing materials and the list goes on depending on the person. For many women, a handbag is a necessity and an important part of their overall look. This is why women are very particular about the handbags they buy, having more than one to match their wardrobe.
There is no doubt that handbags nowadays are fashion accessories. They can complement our attire or give the necessary accent for a more dramatic look. Many celebrities use handbags to make their fashion statement. In choosing your handbag, women need to look at its design as well as its functionality. If you are carrying many small items, you would need pockets to make your stuff organized and making it easy for you to find what you need.
Not many women know that in choosing a handbag it should match their particular body type. A good-sized bag will complement your figure. Remember that one of the very first things that people will notice about your attire is most likely your handbag. If there is a particular part of your body that you want to hide or de-emphasize then be careful in choosing your bag.
A particular element that you are looking for in a handbag is all about achieving balance. Just like any item in your wardrobe, your handbags should create a balanced stance or figure. It should accentuate what you would like to show and cover those unsightly bumps that you are still working on. Just like everything else, balance is essential in achieving beauty. The principle behind matching the size of the handbag to your body is fairly easy. Big handbags will go well with sufficiently padded frames while smaller bodies will look good with small purses. If you are one of the many plus size women then big handbags are for you.
The problem is that some women just go blindly with what is trendy. When huge handbags were in fashion, small and petite women were also joining in on the craze when their frames seem so slender to carry one. Small framed women easily drown in big handbags so if you are petite, choose one that you can hold close to your body. Do not let the bag carry you so choose wisely.
If you are tall and slim wanting of much needed curves, then you are faced with a challenge to choose a wardrobe that will give you the illusion of curves. The same principle follows in choosing a handbag. It is best to choose a moderately sized handbag with long shoulder straps, letting you carry it just above your hips. By carrying your purse close to your waist, it will make you appear with a small waist that softly slopes down to your hips.
If your body sports a wide and heavy frame then choose a handbag that will take attention away from you heavy curves. The ideal handbag for you is the one that has a shoulder strap that is just right to let the purse hang above your hips. This will attract attention to your upper body and not on your bottom heavy. In addition, by not letting it hang beside your hips, you avoid adding heaviness to your lower frame with the addition of your bulky bag.
On the other hand, top heavy women will want attention to be diverted away from their upper frame. Handbags with long straps where the bag can be held close to the hips will be just right. A large handbag carried lower will somehow balance the heaviness of your upper frame. Remember to avoid small handbags if you are a plus size woman because carrying a small purse will only highlight your heaviness. Wide handbags are the key to balance out your big frame.
Women who have been fortunate enough to have the perfect hourglass shaped bodies then the list of handbags for you is endless. You already have the balance that you longed for with a proportionate bust line to your hips and a definite waste that many women envy. However, purchase the ones that is just the right size to your frame to maintain the balance that you already have.
Enjoy shopping for your handbags just like you do when you fill up your wardrobe. There are many kinds of handbags that will delight you with its exquisite designs and beautiful colors. The handbag has truly evolved from a simple carrying case to an elaborate and very fashionable accessory.