Ladies Bags | By Francisca Balogun
Handbags have been essential to our daily life especially the ladies who always have something precious to carry around with them. The very first mention of bag in written literature comes from the 14th century but as since become a household name.
Every woman has something on her shoulder or between her hands at all times. These are called bags. Bags are used for fashion and for carrying items. However more ladies use bags for fashion. Bags are made from different materials ranging from cloth to straw to leather. They are also named according to their size, shape or material. One of the things that shows a woman of class is the type of bag she carries. It also helps with the first impression you make on people. Bags are designed by so many designers that a lady can pick either to faithfully follow a designer or flirt around. Designers are always ready to create unique styles with the current trend.
There are a number of classic shapes and styles of bag that remain even when trends change. This is why most ladies tend to have one of each shape or style for regular use. They go for trendy ones that may go out of fashion anytime when the money is available to them or even rent them for particular occasions. The following bags may vary in pattern, colour, fabrics, designer e.t.c but they follow a particular concept and are essential to giving your outfit a stunning finishing touch.
THE SHOULDER BAG
The shoulder handbag is perhaps the most common type of ladies handbag because they are comfortable to wear; a lot of designers craft this kind of handbag. They can be any bag that’s large enough to be worn over the shoulder, round the waist or across the chest. The shoulder straps can either be long or short depending on the lady prefers. Many however have adjustable straps. They are usually big and allow you the use of your hand.
This simple style is what I call the classic mini-all purpose handbag. It can be your companion right from work, to a corporate meeting and of to lunch without you feeling under or over dressed. These purses are usually medium-sized and can conveniently hold your wallet, phones, mini notepad for writers, pen and just a little make up to touch up in between events. Its gives a ladylike looks and is a perfect match with your slim skirt, dress or nice pants. The straps are usually at a length to be carried by hand as opposed to swung over the shoulder. You usually have to carry then by hand because of the length of their straps although some in addition to the hand strap comes with a long shoulder strap.
Totes are rather popular used as everyday bags though they are also good for those one night or weekend travel. Totes can be found in all types of fabrics but most designers make them, often in soft and cushy leather. This may be because it is used to carry a lot of load and has to be very durable. Most ladies go for regular shapes and neutral colours like black, silver, brown, grey, blue-black. These colours are can be easily marched to a ladies outfit.
Clutches are also called envelop bag. They made a big wave in the past and have made frequent comebacks in the few past seasons. They usually come with no strap and have to be held in the hand all through. Designers have made clutch bags everything from fancy, bejeweled styles to casual everyday looks so you have your pick. They are however perfect for dinners and are a great compliment to those feminine and cute dinner wears. They are usually small and are better for ladies that don’t carry too much. It might only take a phone and you wallet.
Wristlets are like small purses but most have a keychain strap that can be connected to a larger bag. You can use them to keep important items, such as keys or money, letters, separate from the rest of the contents of a larger bag. Many designers currently have wristlets as part of their purse inventory, including Marc Jacobs. They come in very bright or colorful patterns because they are cute and attractive on the wrist. They are not particularly considered to be a type of bag but a usually classified with purses.