Handbags: Find the Right One for Your Body Type

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The Handbag Guide


Handbags aren’t often the sort of thing that people think will affect the perception of a person’s body shape. However,  finding the right shape and size handbag can affect your overall look dramatically. Here are a few useful tips for buying the perfect handbags for your body type on bidorbuy.co.ke.

First let’s have a look at the different kinds of handbags:

  • Tote – opens at the top and has handles.
  • Hobo bag – is a shoulder bag that is semi-circular in shape.
  • Duffle – is a tall bag, worn on the shoulder and usually with a wide opening on the top.
  • Field bag – is a shoulder bag  with a flap top and  buckle or snap fasteners.
  • Clutch – is a small bag held under the armpit or in the hand, usually without  handles.
  • Satchel - is a large, handheld bag.•    Baguette – is a long and curved bag worn on the shoulder.
  • Messenger –  is often worn across the body.  It is usually made of soft material and has long straps.
  • Cigar Box – is a small, hard box-shaped bag.
  • Pouch – is a soft, small bag, usually with draw-string or flap top.
  • Kelly bag – is a large handbag shaped like a triangle with the top corner sliced off. It has distinctive hardware fasteners.

There are two important rules when deciding on a bag to wear:  

1. choose the bag that has the opposite shape to your body shape

2.choose the bag whose size is congruent with the size of your body: So, if you’re tall choose a bag that is wide (like the Kelly). And if you are short chose a bag that’s long (like the messenger). And if you are small choose a small bag; if you are big, choose a big bag. It’s that simple!

Other Handbag Tips:
The point where the bottom of the bag hits your body will accentuate that part of your body. You should find a bag that puts emphasis on the best part of your body. A bag that sits on the mid section of the torso is usually flattering to the waist. This kind of emphasis is good for most body shapes.
Oversized bags are usually more casual and are nicely balanced if you wear at least one lose piece of clothing (baggy pants or a loose top).
Smaller bags that have a shoulder strap can be worn as an everyday bag.
Clutch bags can be quite versatile and can go wonderfully with day dresses and evening dresses depending on the type. Dressy clutches usually have beads or sequins.
Have fun shopping for handbags with more confidence on

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