Finding a bridal bag that compliments your outfit for the big day is no small feat. Whether you’re opting for a relaxed dress, long sleeved, two piece or shorter number, the need for a bag to bring your outfit together remains the same, how else will carry around your wedding day essentials?
We enlisted the help of Nia Davis, Design Manager and handbag expert at Fiorelli, who shares her expertise on how to choose the perfect bag to match your outfit.
According to Nia, when deciding which handbag to wear to a wedding, you should opt for stylish and sophisticated designs that are going to be lightweight. Smaller bags are a sensible choice as well as hands-free options. Selecting the perfect handbag is all about creating a balance so that it will enhance your outfit rather than overshadow it.
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A slip dress is a minimalist yet sleek option, and as they are often made from luxe fabrics, it doesn’t take a lot to dress them up. Nia says to “keep the same vibe and go for a small trendy shoulder bag in a baguette or 90s-inspired silhouette. Since slip dresses often come with slinky straps, a shoulder strap also fills out some of the negative space.”
STAUD beaded shoulder bag, £285
Wrap dresses are an elegant and flattering silhouette, with Nia sharing that “pairing one with the correct accessories can push the look even further. For a classic yet practical look, pair the dress with a wristlet clutch bag in a formal shape such as an envelope style to elevate your look.”
SIMONE ROCHA Egg embellished clutch, £475
A suit or tailored co-ord is a powerful yet trendy outfit choice, with Nia recommending to “choose a structured handbag to match the structure of your suit. When it comes to the design, the sleeker, the better. A top-handle grab bag is a perfect choice.”
Retrofete Avery Crystal Bag, £269
Zara Beaded Shoulder Bag, £45.99
Puff Sleeve Dresses
A puff sleeve dress is a statement look, as Nia shares that “it should be the focus of your outfit. This means you can safely keep accessories to a minimum without having to worry that you’re underdressed. With statement shoulders, avoid any bags with a strap and instead, opt for a simple mini bag to complete your look.”
Self Portrait mini faux-leather shoulder bag
Ruffle Detail Dresses
Ruffle dresses have lots of depth and dimension that make them exciting to look at but because ruffles need to bounce, they are often less structured and use softer fabrics. Nia recommends “adding hard textures to balance the softness of the dress. A sophisticated and structured clutch will avoid making the outfit too busy and keep it fashion forward.”
Aspinal of London Midi Mayfair Bag, £595
Jumpsuits are a great alternative to a dress, looking stylish with minimal effort. Nia shares that “when choosing a bag to pair with a jumpsuit, you want one which compliments the silhouette with a simple yet chic feel. A cross-body bag will give the same fuss-free vibe as your outfit and add even more depth.”