When next you are shopping for a new handbag (The Most Important Bags in Fashion History), consider your body type. Not every handbag is ideal for every woman because women have different body types and sizes. Generally speaking, when it comes to handbags, the opposite shape of your body type flatters it the most.
The Right Handbag for Your Body Type
When shopping, go to your dressing room, carry the bag as you normally would and check it out from all angles in the mirror.
Tall and thin
If you are tall and have a thin body, choose handbags with a short, slouchy shape like the hobo. Avoid shoulder bags with a short strap because they will cause you to look even taller. Select handbags that are wider than they are tall. A clutch is a good choice.
Forget what you see in Hollywood, oversized bags aren't for small women. Large bags tend to overwhelm your frame. Don't carry shoulder bags with a long strap as they will weigh you down, making you look even shorter.
Choose a large structured or boxy bag to balance out your curves. Avoid bags that are too small as they will make you look larger. If you love prints, steer clear of tiny patterns.
If you are buying an expensive bag, choose one that you will be able to wear often. There's no need to spend a fortune or more on a bag that will rarely make it out of your closet.
If you are buying several cheap bags instead, pick one classic everyday bag that is in black or brown. Then, experiment with fun, funky styles and metallics for the other bags.