Evening Handbag Tips

From clutches to rhinestones, find the best evening handbag for you! Find the latest styles from top designers.

How to Use Your Handbag for Self Defense

How to Use Your Handbag for Self Defense

Have you noticed how famous celebrities use their personal handbags as self defense to push away press reporters and paparazzi who don’t respect their privacy? It may seem funny when you see it on TV, but at the same time it’s a great way to defend yourself from intruders. This technique can be very useful not just for famous celebrities but also for ordinary women when going out at night. The great thing about carrying handbags is that you not only look chic and fashionable but are also prepared to defend yourself from any intruder.

Here are some useful tips on how to use your handbags as self defense while at the same time you can use it for looks.

  • I will recommend using a handbag that is heavy and fits proportionally with your body size. By doing this, when need it you can have the ability to lift or swing your bag for self defense.
  • Always carry a bottle of hairspray in your handbag. This makes it easy for you to get the hairspray bottle out of the bag in case of an attack.
  • Educate yourself by taking some self-defense classes. This will give you the confidence to fight!

New Ladies Rhinestone Purses

New Ladies Rhinestone Purses

Evening handbags are the perfect accessory to carry or wear when going to any evening out. I personally think that evening handbags are fun to carry. I simply like their design, material, texture, and the way they look. There is nothing more fun than carrying an illuminating vintage rhinestone purse to that special event or business dinner! Did you know that rhinestones have been treasured from the Victorian period through the Edwardian era? Rhinestone purses since then have become more popular offering all women sophistication and elegance. If you also like the sophisticated look of rhinestone purses, here are useful tips on how wear rhinestone purses/clutches with your evening outfits.

  • When wearing a multi-colored dress or top, try to pick a clutch that has one of the colors from the blend.
  • Any beaded rhinestone handbags can work perfectly for any type of event like an evening party, wedding, dance, casual outgoing, etc. This type of purse offers elegance and style!
  • When selecting a decorative rhinestone multi-colored clutch, you have more options in term of matching the clutch with your outfit. This is perfect for those ladies that are on the go!

Women’s Wedding Handbags

Women's Wedding Handbags

Have you ever wonder what type of a handbag a bride carries during her wedding day or the bridesmaids? These are very interesting questions that sometimes we don’t necessarily pay close attention to until we find ourselves on that situation. It’s time to do some research on different types of wedding handbags that perhaps bridesmaids and brides will carry when the big day comes. If you are also planning your wedding and want to find out how to select your wedding handbags, make sure you read the following tips!

  • When choosing handbags for your bridesmaids make sure you select the texture, fabric, and color that complements the dresses. This will depend on the time of the wedding, whether if it’s an afternoon or evening wedding.
  • I will suggest that you have a quick meeting with your bridesmaids and ask them for their personal opinions and ideas on wedding handbags. They might have better ideas!
  • When selecting your own wedding handbag, think small. A lightweight and delicate small handbag will be the perfect wedding handbag to carry the most essential items. Make sure you also consult this with your maid of honor since she is responsible for carrying your handbag when necessary.
  • If you select a handbag with ornamentation, make sure it matches with your dress and jewelry. Extra Tip: A pale pearl handbag will match a white dress where as a pearl or ivory handbag will match an off-white dress!

Multi-Use Evening Handbags

Multi-Use Evening Handbags

One of the great things about multi-use evening handbags is that you can use them in different ways, seasons, and time. The other advantage is that it can save money by using the same evening handbags for other purposes. For example, I have seen some women whom have their closet full of different types of handbags for different occasions. If you are one of those women who loves buying expensive designers handbags, then I can imagine the big money that your might be spending! For this reason, I have come up with some useful tips on different multi-use evening handbags.

  • Crocodile print handbags can work perfectly with daytime and evening wear. Try any small satchels that have this print and design.
  • Red leather handbags can be used as an evening and accessory. The only difference will be the size. Larger bags such as hobo bags are for daytime and smaller bags are for the evening.
  • Any handbags that have a detachable silver/gold chain link strap can be worn around your shoulder or just as clutch.
  • There are certain bags that can be used as a waist bag or a shoulder bag. They are customized and are easy to carry.

New Metallic Handbags

New Metallic Handbags

When it comes to wearing accessories, the fashion experts recommend metallic handbags as the perfect accessory to dress up any evening outfit. What I like about metallic handbags is that they can become the focal point to your chosen outfit. Metallic creates a dramatic appearance. Selecting the perfect metallic handbag can be quite interesting. There are different details that we need to take into consideration when shopping for the perfect metallic handbag.

Here are some useful tips to help you out when shopping for metallic handbags.

  • When shopping for metallic handbags try not to choose something trendy. Instead go for constructed and classic shaped metallic handbags so that you can match it with various outfits.
  • Small metallic bags are the appropriate accessory to jazz up any evening gown. There are some small evening bags that have convertible straps which can be used to carry your bag or place it inside the bag to resemble a clutch!
  • Choose a small metallic satchel rather than a plain colored satchel. A small metallic satchel can become the appropriate accessory to carry around your arm/shoulder for an evening out.
  • If you like details in your handbags, try to choose small details within the bag such as small bows. Small details can add more glamor to your outfit than big and clutter details!

Best New Handbag Styles For the Ladies Night Out

Best New Handbag Styles For the Ladies Night Out

Day handbags and evening handbags have their differences. For example, for day handbags there are different types and colors that you can choose from. Some of these differences for daytime bags and nighttime bags include the material, colors, shapes/sizes, and design. So the question now is what exactly is the occasion? I have compiled these useful tips on the best bags for the evening depending on the occasion.

  • If the occasion is for your prom night, then the best bag will be one that matches your prom dress. If you can’t find a bag that is the same color, then pick one that has something similar to your dress. For example, if your dress has rhinestones pick a rhinestone purse.
  • When going to a night club, the best bag to wear is a small bag instead of a big bag. The stylish Marc Jacobs Clutch will be the perfect bag to carry around a crowded place!
  • A simple silver metallic clutch bag will definitely give the perfect look when going out at night time. Princess Diana made silver metallic clutch bags popular to carry for the evening!

How Not to Lose Your Handbag

How Not to Lose Your Handbag

Sometimes losing your bag is easy when you go out, such as leaving it in the lounge area when you’re on the dance floor. This is something that is pretty common with women when going out. It can be very easy to lose a bag in places where is crowded and dark. The worse thing is that if you lose your bag, you would also be losing your personal information like your ID/driver license and credit cards.

Here are some safety tips for how not to lose your bag:

  • The color of your bag matters. Avoid carrying bags in dark shaded colors. Instead carry bright and shiny colors like a metallic satchel.
  • If you like carrying small bags like clutches, go for bags that have a wristlet attached. That way you can carry it with you anywhere you go without having to worry about losing your bag.
  • Use bags that have a shoulder chain. There are some clutches that have a chain as an option already inside the bag. That way you can either hold it on your hand or on your shoulder.

Evening Bag Size and Styles

Evening Bag Size and Styles

After doing a detailed research on evening bag sizes, I found out an interesting point about bag sizes. Since the 18th century explosion, it is said that the evening purse have only been getting smaller. In other words, nowadays the new evening bags on the market are too tiny. The evolution of bag size has brought up questions like how little you can carry versus how much. For this reason, here are some interesting tips on selecting the right bag size.

  • Matching the size of your body with the size of the bag is very important. If you are 7 feet tall and size 15, then you don’t want to pick a tiny bag.
  • When shopping for a bag try to spend some time trying on bags in front of the mirror to see if it matches with your figure. Just like when you try on clothes!
  • If you are a mom who constantly has to carry with your little ones, then think about what you have to pack in your bag. Pick a bigger size if you must include snacks, toys, etc.
  • Oversized clutch bags are very popular among celebrities as evening bags. If you want to choose a size for your evening bag check out Handbag Heaven an awesome site where they have beautiful and affordable evening bags at different sizes for that perfect evening! Also, If you want to check out their handbags reviews and tips, make sure you visit Handbag Heaven’s Blog for more ideas.

Matching Your Evening Handbag and Shoes

Matching Your Evening Handbag and Shoes

I remember there was a time when matching your handbag with your shoes was a no-brainer stylish thing to do. It was said in an article that just because colors are the same, does not necessarily mean that you have to put them together. I remember my sister’s wardrobe used to be full with a bunch of different shoes styles that had matching handbags. For every new pair of shoes that she would buy, she had to get the matching purse! That type of fashion/style could get pretty expensive. Now, fashion gurus say the opposite. Fashion experts are now saying that matching your purse with your shoes it’s become unstylish.

If you want to keep up to date with the new trends on matching your handbag with your shoes, follow these tips:

  • Remember that natural colors go well with any other color. For example, beige, gray, black, white, and brown in the adequate shades can match with any colors of the rainbow. Try matching a gold handbag with a pair of black shoes!
  • If you still want to match your handbag with your shoes, there is still more fashionable option for you to pick. You can wear a neutral outfit followed by colored purse and shoes or do the opposite.
  • The tip to this new matching trend is to have fun! Be creative and play around with the neutral and colorful colors.

What to Carry in Your Clutch Purse

What to Carry in Your Clutch Purse

When attending an evening cocktail party it’s better to leave your everyday handbag at home and carry any of the beautiful evening clutch handbags in your closet. I personally have 6 different styles! You can still bring personal essentials when you go out to a night club or party and you don’t have to carry a huge handbag. It feels more comfortable when you don’t have to carry your typical heavy handbag during these types of events at nighttime. For this reason, a clutch can be an important essential for most women when going out in the evening. But, what exactly do we carry on a clutch so that we still have everything we need when we go out?

Here are some useful tips on what to carry in your clutch:

  • Since clutches are known as a small purse, you can only carry the main essentials like your lip gloss, blush, powder, eyeliner, small perfume bottle, mints/gum, ID, credit card or cash, and cell phone.
    • If you have an oversized clutch, then you have more alternatives. For example, you can still bring the same essentials as mentioned above, but in this case you don’t have to worry about the size of these essentials.
    • Other important essentials that you can carry are pen, wet wipes, tissues a few safety pins, and car keys.
    • If you don’t wear makeup, then you can just carry the other essentials and look for a clutch that has a build-in mirror.

    Jeweled evening handbags

    Jeweled evening handbags

    The accessories that accompany a dress can make or mar its look. This is the reason why most ladies prefer to carry clutch purses with their elegant evening dresses. A clutch purse looks very feminine and carries an air of refinement with it.

    Clutch purses are of varied kinds. Most clutch purses are held in the hand. Some have short handles while others have long straps to enable the wearer to be hands free. The clutch purse is so versatile that designers have been able to create a wide range of designs with it. You can choose between a simple elegant neutral colored clutch, a glittery sequined clutch, a bejeweled clutch, clutches with adornments such as flowers, elongated clutches, hard-cased clutches – the choice is endless. Clutches can be made from leather, metal, silk, velvet or satin to finish the look of your evening dress.

    Jeweled clutches have come in vogue recently. The crystal clutch is particularly popular. When buying a crystal clutch, make sure that the crystals are of a good quality; for example, the clutch could use Swarovsky crystals. The superior quality of the crystals ensure that they do not lose their sheen over a period of time. These clutches need to be cared for so that they maintain their glossy look. Do not use glass cleaners or other harsh cleansing products to clean your crystal clutch. Wipe it with a soft cloth and store it in a pouch when you are not using it. Do not expose the clutch to direct sunlight or extreme heat or cold. These precautions will enable you to enhance the life of your crystal clutch.

    Jeweled evening handbags are very popular amongst the fashion conscious ladies. They come in a wide range of styles. Choose your evening purse such that it will coordinate with most of your evening dresses.

    Evening Bag for a Night Out

    Evening Bag for a Night Out

    As you dress up in a sophisticated outfit and a stylish pair of stilettos, an accessory that always completes your glam evening attire is a bag. Now, evening bags are not the same as your day bags. Oversized, metallic handbags don’t look chic during the day. These bags may grab everyone’s attention but you might look like you’re trying too hard.

    These bags do, however, add flare to your evening dress. You can use them for keeping a few important items like your car keys, phone, makeup or cash. Clutch bags are hot this season. Evening bags from Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and Christian Louboutin never fail to make a statement.

    Try to pair evening bags with the outfit for the night. For instance, a versatile satin evening bag in bright hues jazz up plainer outfits and non-shimmering clothing. Carry contrasting-colored bags in shades of red, turquoise, gold or even silver to reflect your high spirits.

    Experiment with prints and embellishments. Eye-catching beaded evening bags look chic paired with metallic outfits. Here are a few don’ts to remember when you carry an evening bag:

    • All metallic: Try to avoid wearing head-to-toe metallic colors.
    • All black: If you are wearing black from head to toe then try to spice the outfit up with some brightly colored bags.
    • All one material: For example, don’t wear a leather bag with a leather jacket and leather shoes.