Women who are tiny and petite
Consider scale: If you’re petite, a big handbag will dwarf your frame. Choose a handbag in the small to medium size range with a short- or mid-length strap. Bags with longer straps draw the eye down, making you appear shorter. Keep in mind that larger bags will make you appear shorter. Choose bags that are longer vertically to make your torso appear longer.
For tall, slim females
Avoid structured, boxy bags that fail to compliment your frame. Opt for slouchy bags that mold to the contour of your body. Bags that are too wide, too huge, or too little will not look good on you. Bags with very short straps will make you appear taller than you are; a bag with a longer strap will draw the eye down.
For women who are curvy or plus-size
Again, the proportion is essential. A small handbag will only make you appear larger than you are if you are plus-size. However, avoid large, round, and slouchy bags because they will add heft to your hips and thighs. Choose medium-sized structured bags that lie flat against your body.
For women with Pear Shaped Bodies
Avoid slouchy bags that fall on your hips if you carry weight in the lower portion of your body. They will merely attract attention to your hips and thighs while adding thickness to your frame. Choose structural purses that extend far above your hips.
For women that have an Apple Shaped Frames
Small handbags, particularly those with short straps will work against your frame if you are wider around the breasts and waist. Use a somewhat broader, structured bag that rests by your hips or lower to pull attention away from the bust.
For women with Hourglass Figures
Choose bags that sit at your natural waistline or below the hips if you have balanced hips and shoulders and a well-defined waist. Choose from medium-sized hobo bags, totes, or crossbody bags to highlight your curves!
For women with a Rectangular Body Type
If your shoulders, waist, and hips are all the same size, you’ll want to carry a handbag that will help you give the illusion of curves. Avoid bags that rest by or below the hips whereas handbags that rest by your natural waistline or can be tucked under the arm work in your favor as they flatter your body type.