Alice Martha Easy Guide to Different Bag Shapes
There are many things to consider when picking a bag to go with your outfit. Most people already take size into consideration when choosing the perfect bag, but did you know that the shape and style of bags matter as well?
Of course, at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference, but there are some shapes that are especially popular with the fashion-savvy crowd. Let’s take a look at a few different types of bags as well as how best to style them!
Satchels are a type of crossbody bag. While crossbody bags can come in various shapes and sizes, satchels are defined by their regular shape and envelope flap that often features a buckle.
Alice Martha Selly Bag in Black, retailing at sgd89 at StyleupK
The structured shape of a satchel gives it a more formal vibe, but the buckle adds a fun touch, making satchel bags perfect for a smart casual outfit! The Selly bag is not too bulky, but has ample space to fit all of your essential belongings, making it the perfect bag for a casual outing.
@merriyamyam rocking her Selly bag in beige!
She also shows that the Selly bag can be carried as a crossbody bag as well.
Baguette bags are usually small in size with a short strap to be carried as a shoulder bag. Named after the French bread, it’s no surprise that baguette bags are long and narrow, just like their namesake.
Alice Martha Oble Bag in Brown, retailing at sgd119 at StyleupK
Despite being small, the Oble bag is still large enough to fit your wallet and keys. The long rectangular shape makes it look very sleek and classy, and the bag is perfect for outings where you don’t need to bring much, such as on a date.
@u_oonie with her Oble bag in Ivory
The classiness of the bag is complemented by the cropped blazer, but also contrasted by the sneakers, adding a touch of casualness to the overall outfit.
Messenger bags are also a specific type of crossbody bags. They also feature an envelope flap, however this flap does not have any buckles. Messenger bags are also known as courier bags, named after the bags that postman used to carry when delivering mail.
Alice Martha Judith Bag in Red, retailing at sgd89 at StyleupK
The Judith bag can be considered a less flashy alternative to the Selly bag. Featuring rounded bottom edges and no buckle, the bag is perfect as an accessory for a minimalistic outfit.
Alice Martha Rosie Bag in Ivory, retailing at sgd89 at StyleupK
If the Selly bag feels a little too formal for you, and the Judith bag too casual, Alice Martha’s Rosie bag might just be perfect for you!
Because of how versatile the design is, it’s no surprise that the Rosie bag is one of Alice Martha’s most popular designs. Dress up a simple tee-and-jeans outfit with a Rosie bag, or complement a lovely dress with it, either way it will look amazing.
The tote is a medium to large sized rectangular sized bag with a shorter handle. While traditional tote bags feature an open top, modern tote bags will sometimes have a hidden zip or a magnetic clasp that allows the bag to be closed while still retaining its open top aesthetic.
Alice Martha Ten Nine Bag in Brown, retailing at sgd59 at StyleupK
Tote bags are more suited for a casual outfit. Large enough to fit a laptop, they’re a great option for university students who want to be able to bring their laptop around without carrying a backpack.
@rlati_ carrying the Ten Nine bag in beige
Alice Martha Canna Bag in Black, retailing at sgd69 at StyleupK
Due to its defined edges, the Canna bag is a slightly more formal tote. The inclusion of a long strap also allows it to be carried as a crossbody bag.
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A pouch is a small bag that is closed by pulling on a drawstring threaded through the top of the bag. Modern bag designers have definitely taken inspiration from pouches.
Alice Martha Amber Bag in Brown, retailing at sgd92 at StyleupK
Who says bags can only be paired with dressy outfits? The unique shape of the Amber bag combined with the scrunched up design due to the drawstring gives this bag a more playful vibe. Paired with a more casual outfit, it will definitely be able to elevate the entire look without looking mismatched.
@maro__makeup matching her velvet tracksuit with her Amber bag in ivory
Bags come in many different shapes and sizes but there are a few types of bags that are more widely popular than most. Each different shape of bag can add a different vibe to your wardrobe, and can help you elevate a well put-together outfit to an amazing one.
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