Most of us buy bags because we like the design. Little do we know that bags can be matched with our body types, too. Anything too tiny or huge can magnify the body issues we want to keep undercover. The cardinal rule in picking the best bag for your frame is to favor styles that are opposite your build. To further demonstrate the concept, check our guide below.

Tall & Slim

Round and slouchy bags work well with long and lean bodies. A hobo bag is the perfect shape to complement a statuesque figure.
1Mango Hobo Bag with Tassel, P2,950
Mango is available at SM Megamall, Power Plant Mall, Glorietta, Greenbelt 5, SM Mall of Asia, and Alabang Town Center.

Petite and Curvy
If you’re cute in height, but you’re conscious of a thick waist, select a long and sleek bag to balance your frame.
1Parfois Buenos Aires Handbag, P1,690
Parfois is available at SM Megamall, Glorietta, and SM Southmall.

Medium-sized boxy bags balance out the curves. Shun big bags because it would make anyone look bigger than they really are. When picking shoulder bags, a style that ends above the waist is the best bet.
1H&M Handbag in Burgundy, P1,990
H&M is available at SM North, SM Megamall, SM Makati, Robinsons Magnolia, and Robinsons Place Manila.


Delicate and Petite
Girls with small builds should stay away from oversized bags, as these styles will drown their frame. Long shoulder straps should also be avoided because they can make one look shorter. Structured cross-body bags are the most proportional picks.
1NiQua Secchio Small in Bone, P2,795
NiQua is available at

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