Handbags are a very popular fashion accessory – in fact one could say that some of us have a bit of an obsession with the handbag! And one of the most popular handbags these days is the oversized handbag. Whether it is the Hobo, the Cross Body Bag, the Satchel or the Shoulder bag, the oversized handbag is a very popular fashion item. Why? Because it has the whole three S’s – it’s serviceable, sophisticated and sexy – all at the same time. The oversized handbag meets all the criteria that we could possibly want in a handbag (apart from being small and cute which is another whole article in itself and the small and cute Affordable luxury bag is like a whole different planet from the oversized bag and just can’t be compared….).
Anyway – back on topic – oversized handbags are large – hence the ‘oversized’ description. That means we can put lots of stuff in them. The jokes about everything but the kitchen sink in the women’s handbag often aren’t exaggerated! But we really do need all that stuff – especially when we have kids and husbands. Our handbags become the carrying receptacle for not only our own essentials like makeup, purse, car keys, phone etc but also the kids toys, money, purses, phone, left-overs and who knows what else. Then there’s the hubby’s stuff – wallet, phone, keys, tablets, chewing gum and all the other bits that he’s got no pockets for or can’t be bothered carrying.
The next beauty of the oversized bag, apart from their carrying capacity, is that oversized handbags are really cool – you know – they’re designed to be ‘just cool’. They are large enough to have lots of pockets, zips, domes, and bling – all at once sometimes. Small handbags just can’t have all of that – there’s not enough room! Oversized handbags look great with mini skirts and heels, but they look just as good with jeans and ugg boots.
And last but not least, what is possibly the absolute best thing about oversized handbags? They make us look smaller! Wooohooo! Way to go. Us girls are always on the lookout for anything that makes us look smaller. It’s a fact that the large handbag has a minimizing effect on our body when we carry it and for most of us, that’s a good thing or possibly even possibly a blessing.
The oversized handbag was introduced to us on the shoulders of movie stars and the rich and famous and has become a much loved fashion accessory that many of us can’t live without and can’t imagine what we did before they became a fashion item.
They are beautiful bags created by amazing designers who manage year in and year out to create more designer handbags for those of us who are obsessed to drool over – and ultimately making the decision of which one to purchase extremely hard and then causing us the inevitable issue of what to do with all the others from last year that are cluttering the wardrobe. Thank goodness for eBay and Op shops I say!