Handbags make a haute statement. But are you sure the one you are carrying is right for you?
From conservative to funky, there are designs to suit your personality. Photo: R. Ragu
OFF TO college? Work? Getting ready to party? Shop? Buy veggies? Whatever you do, it's the bag that is your style check for the occasion. Today, handbags and purses are pulsating with pizzazz. From being `just a bag' to lug your essentials, handbags have evolved into becoming a style statement for every woman.
Women now purchase bags the way they once did outfits, going all out to create a bag wardrobe. So from designer to funky, you can find the perfect handbag if you know how to choose the one to suit your style, figure and, of course, your pocket.
You'll find sporty versions for the day and glitzy, metallic versions for the evening. From beaded to adorable prints, bags in distinct shapes and fun colours are a craze with the young crowd. Popular with college-goers, the jhola is funkier than ever before. From jute to fabric, embellished with beads, mirrors, traditional embroidery for a rustic look, bags have made a comeback on the fashion scene. On the other hand, handbags and purses made out of textured leather never go out of fashion. Off to a party? Choose from the variety of stylish clutch (pouch) and hobo bags that are just enough to fit in all the essentials.
The beaded and embroidered batwa a tiny wristlet bag, is a great party bag. Crafted in silk, 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 chains.
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