Best Summer Bags for Your Body Type
Designer Patricia Nash gives you the lowdown on cute bags for sunny summer days and nights.
When it comes to updating your wardrobe for summer, figure-flattering pieces are an absolute essential. Don’t stop at clothes. This summer, take dressing for your body-type to the next level by choosing the best bags to complement your build as well. Blake Lively, the Olsen sisters, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian know the secret of dressing to accentuate.
Read on for my advice on how to pick your favorite summer bag.
Slender body type
While cross-body bags may seem like the least feminine option, when worn diagonally the strap actually creates the illusion of curves by drawing the eye from shoulder to hip. See how the bag works for Taylor Swift.
Three to try:
Mulberry Alexa leather bag ($1200, net-a-porter.com)
Patricia Nash Scooter sling bag ($198, anthropologie.com)
Jaclyn Smith striped cross body bag ($17.49, kmart.com)
Petite body type
If you’re built like Ashley or Mary-Kate Olsen, remember you can elongate a smaller figure with a compact, structured top handle bag. I love the simplicity of these chic, ladylike styles.
Three to try:
French Connection Morrocan handbag ($67.99, usa.frenchconnection.com)
Handmade large top handle bag with woven web detail ($4200, gucci.com)
Quilted padlock satchel ($88, armaniexchange.com)
Leggy like Blake? Curvy like Kim? Your bags are up next!