Women love handbags. We breathe and we talk handbags—that’s a fact of life. Some call them love, while others call them obsession. It doesn’t matter how you call our love affair with bags really; what matters is we just can’t get enough of them. That’s how it is, and that’s how it’s going to be. That’s because a handbag is not just a thing where we put our stuff in—they’re definitely more than that. For us, women, they’re special.
Why, you ask? Well, who can deny that bags are awesome. Not only do they carry our essentials, they’re also one of the most stylish and versatile accessories. You see, handbags help pull together our getup, not to mention instantly upgrade our wardrobe. By carrying a nice handbag, it really adds so much style to any outfit we wear. That’s why for most (if not all) women, we feel like we’re somewhat “nude” when we’re not carrying a handbag.
Furthermore, handbags aren’t just about the functionality and aesthetic for women, they are also a status symbol. The rising popularity of women’s bags, especially in the past century, are said to be due to handbags becoming a statement of a women’s status and earning power. Maybe that’s why we rarely see Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth, or the Duchess of Cambridge without a handbag, right?
Unfortunately, as much as we love handbags, a lot of women find it hard to pick ones that don’t suck. Yes, there are a lot of bags out there and most are, well, to put it nicely, horrendous. These days, women are prepared to spend a lot of moolah for bags, yet often than not, they end up with a bag that’s not worth what they paid for. If you’re looking for a new handbag yourself, maybe you should take these points into consideration first:
Versatile and Functional
Handbags are an investment so make sure to pick something that you know that will suit your lifestyle. Are you a home-work-home type of girl? Do you love to travel? Do you go out and party often? Think about this and decide whether the handbag you’re getting has enough room to accommodate the essentials in your lifestyle. Furthermore, you also have to think of your wardrobe and ask yourself: would this bag go well with most of the clothes in my closet? By considering these factors, you c an be sure that the bag you’re paying for would fit your lifestyle.
Handy and Convenient
In purchasing a new handbag, we often pick one only because of how it looks. Though that is perfectly fine, we should, however, think of the bag’s ergonomics as well. This only means that the bag you should choose is easy and convenient to carry around even when it’s jam-packed with your things.
Stylish and Elegant
This last one does not need to be explained any further. Just choose the one that makes you giddy with excitement, then you’ve certainly found the right one. However, there’s this one thing that you should also consider: Does the bag flatter your body? Yes, this matters as bags can actually alter the way you look. To know what kind of handbag fits your body type, here’s how:
- Size – petite women look taller with small handbags; while tall women would be better off with midsize and large bags
- Shape – petite women look taller carrying a long rectangular bag; while tall women will look good carrying a roundish bag
- Length – short handbags make busts appear larger, so choose styles with longer straps to avert attention; most women look good wearing handbags that hang to the mid-torso
Last word of advice before I go: when you’re choosing a handbag in a store, it’s best to check how the bag looks on you in a mirror. Like I said, you should choose the one that makes you happy the most. If you can’t wait to use it, you’ve probably found the one. At the end of the day, the bag should be able to give you happiness. If it doesn’t, then why waste time, money, and effort on it, right? Just make sure that you invest in a handbag that’s made from quality materials for it to bring you happiness for many seasons to come.
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