Choose the right handbag for your bodyshape

Choose the right handbag style that will flatter your bodyshape

Choose the right handbag style that will flatter your bodyshape

From the 'it' handbag of the season to the timeless classic essentials, no matter what's hot right now or totally on-trend, there is a style that works best for your bodyshape. The secret is knowing which bag is going to elevate your wardrobe and complement your every look.

Curious to know more? Read on and discover which shape and style is perfect for your figure.


Curvy

Choose the right handbag style that will flatter your bodyshape

Do: Structured bags or box-like shaped bags to balance out your curves. An everyday tote will become your new best friend.
Don't: Choose small bags, slouchy bags or round bags as this will not proportionally balance your figure and unfortunately will make you look larger.

Slim

Do: Choose bag styles that mould or shape your body. 
Don't: Choose oversized, boxy or wide bags as it will drown out your slim figure.

Petite

Do: Choose vertically longer bags as it will help in elongating the appearance of your torso. Short and petite women should opt for small handbags to appear taller.
Don't: Choose oversized bags as they will make you appear shorter. Avoid long straps on any shoulder bags as it won't complement your bodyshape. A shorter handle will do perfectly.

Pear

Choose the right handbag style that will flatter your bodyshape

Do: Choose a satchel bag or cute backpack. Your shoulders will appear broader if your bag sits between waist and hips as it will balance out your figure nicely.
Don't: Choose a slouchy bag and avoid bags with a long handle.

Full figured

Do: Choose a crossbody bag as they will create a slimming effect across the waist with a diagonal strap.
Don't: Choose a bag that sits around your bustline or mid-section rather opt for a handbag with longer straps.

Straight

Do: Choose a slouchy shaped wide bag such as a hobo bag. The best option would be to rock a style that sits at your waist to create the illusion of a curvaceous figure.
Don't: Choose a handbag that hangs past your hips as it won't complement your bodyshape.


Thanks to our friends at Shop With Style for their tips.