Off to a party? Choose from the variety of stylish clutch (pouch) and hobo bags (which fit right under your arms) that are just enough to condense all the essentials.
The beaded and embroidered `batwa' - a tiny wristlet bag, is a great party bag. Crafted in silks, canvas and even suede, it has an attached wrist loop, that makes it convenient to carry. Those with funkier taste can choose from bags embellished with butterflies, decorative brooches and chunky short shoulder chain straps.
Bag and body shape
Most of us neglect the fact that a handbag could flatter your body shape almost as much as the right pair of jeans or that gorgeous chiffon sari? If a handbag is appealing and fits your lifestyle then it works. Trendy shaped bags tempt most of us but they may not suit our figures. Choose a bag in proportion to your figure and it will help in visually knocking off a few pounds! Stick to a shape that is the opposite of your body type.
As a general guideline, the rounder your figure, the more structured your bag should be. Rectangular or square shape bag will give you a slim look. For the tall and thin woman, a rounded and slouchy bag will compliment her figure. If you're short and voluptuous, go in for a narrow handbag. Close-fitting bags look great if you're svelte and want to show off your cleavage but they're an absolute no-no if your arms and bust are too large.
It's not just about the shape but also the size that matters that can compliment your body type. Petite woman would look completely overwhelmed with a huge handbag and vice versa. A bag's length will accentuate whatever part of the body it ends at. Most women look great with a bag that hits mid-torso because it flatters the waistline.
You'll find the right sizes and shapes to suit your body type at almost all the designer and other handbag stores. A good buy, for funky, colourful bags, ranges anywhere between Rs. 200 to Rs. 500. Smaller roadside shops also offer a wide range of designer replica handbags in the latest fashions! These are affordable and you can jazz up wardrobe without fretting over the costs.
So, the next time whether off to a party or to work or to college, make sure you've picked the right bag for the occasion, place and for yourself.
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HEER ARE some generalisations, but go by what your heart says.
College goers: The `Jhola' (Cloth bag, reaching the hip, slung casually over or across the shoulder). Gives the student leader look, the neta look also the leftist look.
Workingwomen: Bags made with textured leathers. Gives a classy, smart, `means business' look.
Casual dressing: Colourful bags. Can go very funky and many times outlandish too. You can carry your very own signature style.
Party wear: Clutches and hobos. Embroidered `batwas' (a Muslim style bag, today in vogue)
Travel bags: Totes and big, roomy bags for storage.
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HOW YOU look finally is what matters. So, after dressing up, when you finally put on your shoes and choose the handbag for the occasion, take care. What body type are you? Choose a bag according to your body shape. A suitable bag will enhance your figure and hide your flaws. Here are some tips.
Rounded: Go for a structured bag, rectangular or square
Tall and thin: Carry a round bag.
Short: Narrow bags, jholas will look great.
Svelte: Go for close fitting bags but if busty avoid one.
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