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Choose a bag that suits your body type

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jul 15, 2013 00:58 IST

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Not every handbag is ideal for every woman. The rule for a flattering look is to pair a handbag that is the opposite shape of your body type. Also, when shopping, head to the dressing room and carry the bag as you normally would and check it out in the mirror from all angles to be sure that it suits you.

Read on to know what kind of handbag would suit your body type best.

1 Tall and thin: If you have a tall and lean personality, choose bags with short, slouchy shapes like a hobo. Avoid shoulder bags with a short strap because they
will make you look even taller. Select wider hand bags, Clutches can be a great choice. Carry it beside your waist and it will add that extra attention to the tiny waist line as well.

2 Petite: If you have short legs and and a heavy upper body, say no to oversized bags. Despite what we see in Hollywood, oversized bags are not meant for shorter women. Large bags tend to overwhelm your frame. Avoid shoulder bags with longer straps as they will weigh you down, making you look even shorter. Go for long slings instead and carry them besides your hip. It will add a little length to your personality.

3 Plus size: If you have full curves or a heavy built, pick a large structured or a boxy bag to balance out your curves. Don’t carry a bag that is too small because it will make you look larger. Pick a bag with a shorter strap and carry it on your shoulder as it will compliment your built and curves. It wont make you look too big and busty.