What… Handbags have a history? I was awed too don’t worry, it’s actually amazing how handbags were once a welcome from a groom to his bride centuries ago. Personally, I wouldn’t mind a purse as a gift from my husband, a girls gotta have her stuff. (Especially hoarding sweets around, that’s right… I caught you.(; ) So future husband, take my hand, and gimme that purse!
During the 15th century is when men gave women handbags as a wedding gift, typically embroidered with an illustration showing their love for them. But wait a second, if I’m going to get purse from my husband (hint hint) I’d truly appreciate a leather one. I don’t need your illustration of love, I’m marrying you right? I know you already love me. I mean… you do love me, right? Good. I’m glad we see eye to eye, now I can reward you with the candy bar I’ll have stored in my new purse. (;
16-17th century small leather pouches were introduced with a drawstring to loop into your belt. Ok, so we are getting closer to leather. Mmm the smell of leather, hear that husband? I like the smell of leather.
The 18th century was very common material for fashionable bags that were split, ironed flat, and mounted onto wood, leather, cardboard, or cloth. Through the heating of the straw embellishments, they would add granules of gold or stains of color to vary the style. (oh lalala I like gold) Leather (hello gorgeous!) made it easier to travel. So I’m hearing leather makes it easier to travel… Hmm if that’s the case, husband we could travel and travel, but now I think I might want some gold added for color. (;
Aw ha, so we have now found ourselves to my personal favorite the victorian/19th century. So unique right? These handbags were made to coordinate with your outfit, they called them ridicules. They were leather (yay leather) and silk. You know what, husband? I’d love silk sheets, let’s live in luxury shall we?
Did you know?
- Men wore handbags as often as women did.
- Women wanted purses that would not be bulky or untidy in appearance, so reticules were designed.
- In France originally reticules were popular, but they eventually crossed over into Britain, and were named “indispensables”.
- During the Industrial Revolution, clutches, pouches, and handbags became the increase in travel by railway in England.
Hello ladies and maybe gentlemen (I’m not judging.(; ) Rompers can honestly be a difficult sometimes, if it doesn’t fit properly it can make you lose your shape. You wanna make sure the waistline fits on your waist, not too high or too low. If it’s too flowly of a fabric, it can make you look like you rolled out of bed in a pair of your PJ’s. Not another one of those “#WokeUpLikeThis” because, no you did not! Accessorizing them can be a pain in the butt… Don’t give up on hope! Here’s Handbag Heaven‘s favorites of dressing a romper up. Outfits were created with our favorite, polyvore.
Who doesn’t love a bohemian summer look and a cute clutch to tag along? Fringy layers are so fun and “fetch.” Don’t worry Gretchen we agree with you, we are making it happen. (;
Be flowy and frilly in the cute way, not the pajama way! Dressing up with belts is an excellent way to hold your body shape if the romper takes that away from you. Oh, don’t foget Minnie, she’s here to help carry your necessities in style.
Sexy yet Classy
Ow ow! Got a date, a party, or just a night out with the friends? Long legged rompers are perfect for nice dressed events. You don’t always have to go with that dress that may, or may not draw attention when the breeze catches you, or fits so tight it crawls up your legs as you walk and sit down… I know I’ll take that, pass and, go with the sliming romper. Isn’t that right, Lola?
Look for exotic animal prints, patent leather in vibrant colors, and extra “flash” such as exposed zippers and big buckles. These little accessories will not only take up less space – they’ll complete your outfit! They also make great gifts for sisters and girl friends. (A nice clutch can be the perfect graduation present, if you’re still looking!)
Check out what we recommend for after hours outings.
Sienna Flex Wallet
Reagan Shoulder Clutch
Winnit Colorblock Clutch
Peyton Exotic Wallet
Bag aficionados are always on the lookout for the latest trends, and where better to start than with the stars we all love so much. Hollywood has always been a great place for inspiration, so here’s a look at styles making waves in celebrity circles.
Bag lovers the world over are overwhelmed with the options available to buy – and there’s something for every occasion and budget! But if you’re wondering about what to add to your collection, what will it be – a fabric bag or a leather one?