Women's Handbags That Flatter Your Body Shape And Size

Published: 06th June 2006
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Handbags, next to diamonds and maybe shoes, are a woman's best friend. Not

only are they used to hold everything that we hold dear, from our cellular

phones to our credit cards, our palm pilots to the papers that will spell

the difference between promotion and demotion. Let's face it, can you

imagine a world without the women's handbag as we know it?

Today, women handbags are not only "receptacles" of your prized possessions

but also fashion statements. Handbags are often used to express moods,

individuality, style and status. And even though, it is not really worn so

close to the body like bloused, skirts and jeans, there are still shapes and

styles of women's handbags that may be flattering and unflattering to a

person. Believe it or not, the handbag that you carry can actually add on or

lessen the weight that you appear to carry.

Read on and find out just how to choose the perfect shape, size and style of

women handbag that will fit your body type and personal style.

Look at the shape.

Choose the shape that is opposite your body type. For instance, if you are

tall and thin, look for bags that are more on the rounded side like the hobo

or those that are a bit unstructured. This will complement your figure as it

would provide a sharp contrast to your body. If on the other hand, you are

on the short and heavy side, it is good to carry women handbags that are

tall, rectangular or those with really defined shapes. Long and sleek

designs will help counterbalance your more rounded figure. Of course, there

is no need to buy women handbags that are absolutely reed thin or those with

really sharp edges. Silhouettes in soft fabrics and leathers can do the

trick. Just remember to stay away from women handbags with rounded designs.

Think of the size

The size of your bag should complement your size. While the shape should be

contrasting and complementing, the size should be in proportion. If for

example you are quite tall and big for your age, it would be really awkward

for you to carry this really small handbag. The same goes with a really

petite person while carrying this really big bag. Awkward. Awkward. Awkward.

Closefitting women handbags or those that can be fit right under the arm at

breast level can only look great with women who are slim and those who want

to emphasize their cleavage. Using these kinds of women handbags are

discouraged for people who have big arms and big busts as the short handles

tend to emphasize the large sizes. Remember that the length of the handbag

or shoulder bag will always accentuate the part it comes near with. If, for

instance, the bag hits your bottom half or hip area, then that area of your

body will become more focused as the eyes are naturally drawn to it.

Most women look great with handbags and shoulder bags that end in mid-torso

as it flatters the waist. To determine if the length of the strap fits you,

try it out. If your arm feels cramped, then it is too short. Try out the bag

in the mirror and see for yourself if the bag is flattering to you.

Joyce Dietzel writes articles for your-handbags.com a website dedicated to the right size handbag for you

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