Choosing the Right Handbag for Your Body Type

Choosing the Right Handbag for Your Body Type

Many women shop for handbags by brand, while others shop for a new handbag by style. Did you know that not every handbag is right for every woman? Rather than shop for brand, style, size or colour, women should shop for a new handbag that suits their body type.

To find the best handbag that suits your body type, you should choose one that is the opposite of your body. This will make the bag more than just an accessory for carrying your smartphone, makeup and anything else the modern woman needs, but it will make it an accessory that is flattering for your shape as well.

Let’s take a look at how you can find the right handbag for your body type:

Tall and thin

If you are tall and thin, choose a handbag that has a short, slouchy shape. This can include a hobo as it is much wider than it is tall.


Petite women should avoid larger bags that tend to overwhelm your shape. Bags with long shoulder straps should also be avoided as they will make you look shorter.


Choosing a large structured bag can help balance out your curves. Choose a print bag that doesn’t have smaller shapes or patterns and avoid small bags.


Regardless of your size or shape, if you are choosing an expensive handbag, be sure to choose one that you will be able to wear often. And be sure to experiment with fun styles, shapes and metallics as these will add some brightness to your outfit and make your bag more noticeable.