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Choosing Designer Handbags to Flatter Your Shape and Outfit

Aug 2, 2008
Appearances are everything when it comes to showing off your designer handbags. Before you buy your handbag, you should consider a few tips that will help you to choose a handbag that will complement your body shape and your outfit. Not all purses suit every person and each outfit even though a particular beautifully styled and well-made designer handbag may please many people.

When you are looking at handbags, it is easier to narrow your choices when you can remove some options from your favorite handbag lists. A general rule for choosing handbags is to choose handbags with lines that contrast with your own body shape; these contrastingly shaped handbags will balance your overall shape rather than calling attention to it by strengthening that shape in your overall appearance.

The size of a person should be reflected in the size of their handbag. Two obvious examples of an unbalanced reflection would result from when a large person carries a little handbag or when a small person carries a very big handbag. In both of these cases, the appearance is not complementary. The tall or large person should choose a larger bag that is suitable to their size.

If a petite person requires more handbag space, a tote style handbag or long clutch style is suitable. A low-slung tote bag with long shoulder handles will add height to the short person's appearance more so than would result from carrying the tote with short handles by hand. A tall, thin person can choose handbags with rounder shapes. They can choose large hobo or slouch style bags

Another factor that should be considered is whether a person's shape is more curvy or straight lined. It is more flattering to choose a handbag with a shape that contrasts with the shape of the person who will carry the bag. Consider the shape of the outfits that you wear when you choose a designer handbag, particularly special events outfits as well.

When a person has a very curvy shape, that person's handbag should have a sleek shape to attain a flattering contrast between the person and their handbag. For instance, a pear shaped woman will call attention to her shape with a round handbag while a better choice would be a rectangular medium-sized structured bag about the size of a cigar box. A short person with a rounder shape should choose larger handbags, such as a longer hand clutch with structure or a long handled tall tote bag that hung from the shoulder.

A bust line may be emphasized by a short handled purse that rests at the armpit. The short handled bags are not suitable for large bust lines, which are instead flattered by purses with long straps. Trim waists are complemented by handbags that are held at waist level by long straps.

When you buy designer handbags, it is important that you are happy with your appearance while carrying the bag. You can choose designer handbags that will compliment your shape and outfit by following some simple tips. Although, if you just have to have that certain designer handbag no matter if it does not contrast with your size or shape and it does not exactly flatter any outfit that you have yet, just go for it and enjoy it! The important thing is that you are confident and relaxed with your style.
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