As much as we love to indulge in the latest bag trends, following them blindly is a big fashion faux pas. You might not know this, but knowing your figure and finding the perfect bag shape that flatters it is crucial. From slim to curvy body shapes, we’ve prepared a guide for you to search for the perfect carry-on that best suits your silhouette. Once you get a handle on it, next comes the fun part — shopping for the right purse. Trust us, you’ll start receiving compliments in no time.
If You Have an Inverted Triangle Body Shape
What it is: Broader shoulders than hip and waist.
Pro tip: For girls with a broad set of shoulders, opt for bags that accentuate your waist and hips. Naturally, it’ll divert the attention away from your shoulders and to your waistline. We’d recommend crossbody bags that fall on your hips, or even belt bags. Make sure they are not oversized so that they don’t make the bottom half of your body look heavy.
Make a statement with a bright and bold bag, like this vermilion red Saint Laurent crossbody piece.
Reminisce the Studio 54 days with this gold purse by Fendi. Go full on ’70s with a white Halston-inspired jumpsuit and gold platform heels.
Bum bags are not just reserved for your mum anymore. Well, definitely not when it comes to this elegant piece from Gucci.
Belt bags are all the rage this season. Channel Wild, Wild West vibes by pairing this bag with a pair of bootcut denim jeans and a tartan shirt.
If You Have a Rectangle Body Shape
What it is: Shoulders, waist and hip are of the same size.
Pro tip: Since your figure is relatively oblong, it is best to avoid structured bags (like Celine’s Luggage totes) which will make your body appear too rigid. Choose wider bags that have a slouchy shape — it will add curves to your body. Hobo bags, oversized tote bags and soft leather clutches are your best bet.
Add a touch of colour and quirky detail to your LBD by toting this oversized textile purse.
Go with something muted for the office. This grey coloured hobo bag is perfect for storing your daily necessities.
Play around with your accessories. Go with something unique that adds personality to your outfits, like this cerulean blue leather lunch bag.
Do your grocery shopping in style by swinging this plush shopper tote bag made from soft brown lamb shearling. Just make sure you keep those wet perishables in a separate sealed bag to prevent unwanted stains.
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