How to Choose a Bag to Flatter Your Figure

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Handbags are the most important fashion accessories in every woman’s wardrobe. They come to complement any outfit and play no less important role in building one’s stylish image than a dress or a blouse. Most of us pay attention to the colors of clothes and personal style preferences while choosing a handbag. However, it turns out that a bag plays a significant role in emphasizing one’s best features and hiding imperfections. Although they are just stylish accessories, you should know how to choose a bag that will be right for your figure. So let’s study bag types and their compatibility with different body shapes.
Handbags for Thin and Tall Women
Tall and thin women are the luckiest ones, when it comes to choosing different handbag styles. They can try any shape and style, from big knapsacks and backpacks to elegant clutches, messenger bags or shoulder bags. However, tall and thin girls are advised to avoid too small bags, as they are likely to make them look even taller. Think a medium size or large bags with lovely big prints.
Handbags for Petite and Short Women
The main fashion rule for tiny girls is to remember about proportions. Small girls should choose only small bags. Never be tempted by a stylish large bag, in which you can carry your notebook, beauty kit and some additional clothes. Such bags will make you look shorter than you actually are. The ideal option is to choose a cute small bag (over the shoulder or over the arm). If you choose an over the shoulder bag, it shouldn’t sit below the hips. In case of the shoulder bags, they should hang at the level of the bust.
Rounded with Wide Hips
Your task is to shift the attention from your hips to the upper part of your body. The best option will be a bright and colorful shoulder bag of medium size. Short straps are obligatory, as the bag should sit right under your arm. Never choose an over the shoulder bag that will go down to your midriff or hips, as this will make your hips look even wider. Also avoid big totes, as well as bags with big funky details.
Big Bust and Apple Shaped Figure
Women with bigger bust and heavy shoulders should forget about tiny handbags with short handles. You may like to shift the attention to the hip area, therefore go for bags with longer handles, over the shoulder bags, messenger bags or elegant bags that you can carry over the arm, like Hermes Birkin.
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