Selecting a handbag that is suitable for an evening occasion

Nov 17th 2015 at 7:06 AM

A woman’s evening outfit is incomplete without a handbag. But not every handbag is suitable for every occasion. Choosing a handbag for an evening event requires a shopper to consider many factors, such as the style and size of handbag, the dress to be worn and the ability to reuse the bag. Evening occasions can include prom nights, fancy dinner parties or an evening in a club. All these events require different types of handbags. For instance, if you are going to a nightclub, it would be better to get a bag that has a shoulder strap or armlet as you cannot set down your handbag in a night club. If you are going for a formal dinner party, go for a clutch bag design that is chic and sophisticated. If the evening event is a glitzy and glamorous one, you can get a glitzy and glamorous clutchbag. If you want a handbag that can be used for different events, get one that can transition from being a strap handbag to a clutch bag.

Your choice of handbag should take into account how much space you need for holding your items. Evening handbags are designed to hold very few items. Some of the essentials that should fit into your bag include phone, keys, money, driver’s license or ID card, a few toiletries and a small make up set. It’s better to buy a bag that has various slots as it will be easier to organize your items in it. You can find a wide array of affordable handbags that come with many pouches and hence won’t spill items when opened. Another factor to consider when choosing a handbag is your body size. If you have a petite build, a large evening bag will dwarf you. On the other hand, if you are plus sized, don’t carry a small evening bag as it make you seem larger.

It’s important for your handbag to complement your evening attire. This however, does not mean that the color of the handbag and the dress need to be the same color. Instead, it means that the style of the dress and the bag should complement each other. For instance, if your dress is inspired by a classic time, it will look odd when paired with a modern handbag. If you are having a difficult time choosing a handbag color that will go with your dress, go for black or white. If your dress has prints, go with a solid color to reduce monotony. If your dress has embellishments, such as rhinestones, you can buy a handbag that is embellished in a similar way. Avoid mixing too many materials. For instance, do not mix a satin dress with a velvet handbag. Go instead for luxury handbags made of patent leather or snakeskin. Lastly, ensure your handbag doesn’t clash with your shoes and jewelry.

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