The evening bag is designed for elegant parties and events and is an accessory for formal or evening wear. Most of these bags are relatively small in size, but still able to accept the must-have essentials. Also, the bags can be built with a strap for easy hands-free wearing, or to be held in the hands.
The look and style of the evening bag can range from the plain and simple to the very intricate designs that include a variety of embellishments. The elaborate styled bag is more appropriate for the simple styled dress, while the more decorated outfit goes with the plain bag that has limited beads or embellishments. Another issue to consider when buying the evening bag is the fabric, with velvet, lace and satin the most popular options.
Here are four popular types of evening bags:
The clutch bag is styled without a strap and therefore intended to be carried by hand. But, there are certain clutch bags that give the option to include a detachable strap for more versatility in use. This bag is rectangular in shape to offer just about enough space to except the must-have essentials. Clutches are available in plenty of materials, styles and adornments, which means they are able to go with a varied range of outfits.
Similar in style to the clutch, the wristlet includes a type of band that makes it possible to secure the bag around the wrist area. This is a practical style of bag if a lot of dancing is likely to take place because it keeps the hands free. The band is detachable which makes it possible to instantly transform into a purse that can be carried in the larger handbag. This type of evening bag is relatively small and includes several zippered compartments to make it easy to organize the essentials.
The baguette is a rectangular shaped handbag that is named after the French loaf because of its narrow and long shape. This type of bag is slightly larger than the clutch and wristlet, which makes it a practical choice for the woman who wishes to carry more accessories.
The minaudiere is a style of evening bag that is richly adorned with intricate beads, small precious stones, pieces of metal, or fabric. It includes plenty of individual compartments that make it easy to organize the supplies on an evening out. Most of these bags have a small metal clasp to fasten and keep the bag secure.