Your Purse Should Match Your Body Type
Most women can't leave the house without bringing a purse or a purse with them. Of course, carrying a purse along is a convenient way of lugging loose change, a cell phone, a compact, a comb, a lipstick, keys, a vial of scent, reading material, and all of the other stuff that ladies cannot leave home without. Toting a purse or a purse saves women from having stuffed and awkward pockets, if they have pockets in the slightest.However, as convenient as a handbag is in helping us carry stuff around, what many girls fail to realize is a handbag or a purse is a fashion accessory. So, because it is a fashion accessory, it should work with the remainder of the outfit.But more importantly than that, when you select a purse or a purse to go with your outfit, you should pick one that should match the type of body that you have. You may not be aware of it, but when a person investigates you, the first thing about your outfit that this someone would be certain to notice is your purse. Dependent on what sort of handbag you are carrying, you could be drawing attention to the curves of your body that you may like to de-emphasize.It is all about balance. Just like any piece of clothing or accessory that you have on you, your purse should make your figure appear balanced. It should hide what you may want to hide and emphasize what you may want to emphasize.One of the elements that you should be following when picking out a purse to match your outfit is that large handbags go with amply padded bodies, while little purses go with smaller bodies. If you're a petite person, the kind of purse that you should be using is tiny. If you wear plus sizes, you must go for bigger purses. That is one of the basic principles that you must observe when choosing a purse.So, which kind of purse should go with which sort of curves? Going with the principle on size on selecting purses, if you are short with only a slight figure, you should go for a handbag that is small and is something that you can hold close to your body. Never purchase a huge purse as you will drown in it. Holding a big purse if your body is tiny would make you seem like the purse is carrying you, and not the other way around.If you are the tall and lanky type, with not much on you in terms of curves, your challenge is to create the illusion of having a curvy figure and to hide the straight leanness of your body. You can achieve this by wearing a purse that is medium-sized and with a long shoulder strap that will allow you to hold the purse close to your waist. Holding the purse against the waist will make you seem that you have a slender waist that gently slopes to your hips.Now, if your hips are wide and heavy, the handbag you need is something that will draw the eyes away from your hips and lower body. The perfect handbag for you is something with a shoulder strap that will allow the handbag to hang just above your hips. In this way, anyone who looks at you will have his or her eyes drawn to your upper body, rather than to your hips.Girls with top-heavy figures, on the other hand, would wish to call attention away from their upper bodies. If your figure is top-heavy, the purse that you need is something that has long straps, something you can hold close to your hips. Do not forget to get a giant purse to balance out your top-heavy body.Never ever use a small handbag if you have a plus size figure. As we said above, toting a small purse will only call attention to your size. Always go for a wide handbag that will lend a balanced look to your figure.If you've got the perfect hourglass figure, with your bust line in proportion to your hips and with a definite waist, you are to be envied. You can lug along almost any kind of purse or purse there is. But then again, you may still be conscious of the way your purse balances out your figure. Always get a handbag that's just the proper size compared to your body. So, if you're on the short and lean side, go for a little bag. If you're massive and actually curvy, a massive bag will work for you.Always recall that your purse or handbag is a fashion accessory. You must make it work to balance out your figure.