We’ve all seen it.
The perfect outfit on the wrong person. We quietly think to ourselves, “that would look great… on someone else.” Problem is, if no one says anything, we will continue to wear the wrong thing for our body type. We’re here to put an end to this silent suffering.
Here are some basic tips on how to select the appropriate handbag according to your body type:
As a rule, tall ladies need larger handbags; small ladies need smaller handbags.
Here are some examples of ladies who get it right.
At 5 feet, 9 1/2 inches tall, Naomi Campbell can pull off this larger Louis Vuitton handbag:
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Here’s Bling Borrowers’ pick for a balanced handbag for a taller woman:
At 5 feet, 2 inches, Reese Witherspoon sticks to smaller handbags:
Here’s Bling Borrowers’ pick for a balanced handbag for a smaller woman:
Here are some examples of bags out of balance:
Heidi Montag with her huge Balenciaga Weekender bag:
Katie Holmes with her gigantic Hermes Handbag
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Ladies with larger hips (pear shape) will want a handbag with a shorter handle. That way, the bag rests on her waist drawing the eyes upwards, not adding more bulk to the hip area.
Jennifer Lopez with a shorter handled bag that accentuates her waist, not her hips:
Here is Bling Borrowers’ pick for a short handled handbag for women with pear shapes:
Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Duomo
Ladies with larger mid-sections (apple shape) will look better with a longer handled handbag. This may include crossbody or messenger type handbags.
Longer shoulder straps allow the handbag to rest below the waist, drawing eyes down and not adding bulk to the mid-section.
Salma Hayek with a longer shoulder strapped handbag to draw the eyes down:
Here is Bling Borrowers’ pick for a longer shoulder strapped handbag:
Women who work in a formal business setting may want to opt for a more structured handbag, whereas women who are want a more casual look are better suited to a hobo or less structured style.
Miranda Kerr demonstrates a more formal look, complete with structured Prada Saffiano Luxe Leather Tote:
Here is Bling Borrowers’ pick for a structured tote:
Renee Zellweger sports a more casual look, complete with a Bottega Veneta hobo:
Photo taken from Purse Forum.com.
Here is Bling Borrowers’ pick for a casual hobo handbag:
So, there you have it. Balance, handle length, and function are the three keys to matching a handbag to your body type.
Do you match your handbag to your body type? If not, we encourage you to try it!
If you don’t already own the perfect bag for your body type, rent one from us to see if you like it!
The Bling Girls