How to Select a Handbag

How to Select a Handbag that Accentuates your Physique

By Susan M. Keenan

The accessories that we include with our outfit are just as important as the clothes themselves. Other people tend to notice these things, especially women.

If we are trying to capture someone�s attention, especially a man�s, then we want the man�s eye to be drawn to one of our best features. The size and style of our purse can be a critical decision in this process. The place where the handbag meets our body determines where the eyes will be drawn to look.

The handbag should not be glaringly different from the rest of the outfit, but rather it should blend with it. It should also be spacious enough that it can hold all of the items that we will be carrying with us. Optimally, the color and design of your handbags should be versatile enough to go with more than one outfit.

Tips for selecting the right bag to accentuate your physique:


    If your body type is overly abundant from the waist down, then the best strategy for you is to select a small purse with a short strap. This type tucks in nicely under the arm, draws the observers eye upward, and doesn�t add any to the lower half.If your body type is generously endowed on the upper half, then a larger bag with a longer strap that takes the attention away from your bosom will do nicely.

    For the thin and sleek body, a large, floppy type of bag will add a little something to your look. Any bulky type of handbag will also help to add a new dimension.

    For the well endowed everywhere body frame, a smaller bag with a hint of color or a subtle pattern may do the trick. You may want to use a purse that has a short to medium length strap. This way, you can focus the attention to the upper half of your body rather than the full view.

    For that perfect hourglass body (and yes, wouldn’t I love to have one of those), you have a multitude of choices. Anything goes for this woman, as long as it goes with the outfit!














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