Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Clutch, accelerate, break-out : how the over-sized clutch became such a rage.

By now, you must have figured that the clutch bag (evening, day, big or small) is seeing a major come-back and particularly the “over-sized clutch” is very much the latest "It" bag, in terms of shape.
Every major design label has some version of the large clutch in it's latest accessories collections, some of the high street brands like Mango and Zara have some stylish pieces too. 

The clutch purse has it’s origins in the Victorian “reticule”, a decorative bag in which a proper lady stored her handkerchief and smelling salts, then, they sort of faded away. After the World War II, the clutch purse became the evening bag of choice once again, for elegant women everywhere and it saw the greatest heights of popularity in the 80s . 
Since then it has remained popular as the perfect accompaniment to red-carpet glamour. Who hasn't heard of the legendary Judith Leiber clutches?

Of late, its hipper new avatar, the over-sized clutch, seems to have shrugged off the “dainty” tag and has proved to be the bag of choice for the younger generation of glamazons. The thing that is so great about the over-sized clutch, is that it retains the high glam-quotient of its smaller sibling (the sleeker evening clutch) while understanding that women really need to carry a lot, yes, need. That makes it the perfect day to evening bag. 

The over-sized clutch has proved itself to be pretty versatile pairing equally well with jeans and tees and the ultra chic cocktail dress (that’s why it’s a classic, in the first place), now, throw in an optional strap that makes for a convertible clutch, that you can sling on your shoulder should the need arise, and voila – we have the perfect bag! 

We have now established it’s a classic; so you can go ahead and spend on quality without feeling guilty because you know it will take you from season to season, looking effortlessly chic . Since the shape is usually simple and slouchy, try and be a little adventurous and opt for eye-popping colors or exotic leathers ( faux, is perfectly fine if well finished). 

If you still need convincing-they were all over the latest fashion weeks!

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