Choose the Best Bag Type for Your Body Type

People are used to matching their footwear and outfits with their handbags but the importance of taking your body type into consideration is often ignored. Truth is, these two seemingly unrelated factors must be coordinated if you want to put your best (sartorial) foot forward. So, the next time you add to your arm candy collection, remember elespry’s ‘make or break’ advice!

 

Black Hobo Bag
Athletic Body

Your long legs have often been the object of envy and you’re blessed with the perfect metabolism …sigh, lucky you!  We suggest you pick a hobo as your soul mate.  A hobo that is wider than it is taller will balance your height well. Small hand clutches are a good, non-overwhelming choice too. A cute tote that will accentuate your lean, long arms is another winner.
Éléspry pick: Black hobo bag

 

Brown Top Handle Bag
Pear-Shaped Body

Your body type oozes femininity and grace; hence the bag you pick should mean business. A structured, boxy satchel or bag will look great! Avoid very tiny prints, but have fun with color. Envelope clutches are a great idea, as they will draw more attention to your slim torso. Avoid sling styles that sit below your hips.
Éléspry pick: Brown top handle bag

 

Silver Pocket Clutch
Petite Body

Great things come in small packages, girls. More so for you. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to limit yourself to tiny sizes. Yes, avoid that oversized bucket bag, but mid to regular-sized variants in shoulder bags are a great pick. In fact, taller rectangle shapes will add height. Long strap-ons and sling bags should be kept at bay, as they will weigh you down. Apart from that, everyone should be invited to your bag party!
Éléspry pick: Silver pocket clutch

 

Shoulder Bag with Tassels
Hourglass Figure

You won the favor of the balancing scales, but be wise when it comes to your choice of bags. While most styles look great on your shape, avoid non-proportionate, slouchy styles. Keep it simple with mid-waisted strap bags, top handles or cross bodies that let your silhouette shine!
Éléspry pick: Shoulder bag with tassels

 

Pink Tote Bag
Apple-Shaped Body

Boy, no one can work those jeans better than you ladies! Play to your strengths and invest in long-strapped satchels and embellished clutches. Avoid smaller bags that hang at chest level, and opt for longer lengths in solid, toned hues instead.
Éléspry pick: Pink tote bag

 

So which one fits the bill for you?

 

 


Radhika Narang
Radhika Narang

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