We all know that jeans cut in the right proportions will flatter our body shape but did you know that right shaped handbags can do the same? Although there are no hard and fast rules handbags can flatter your body shape too! One simple rule to consider is that a handbags shape shouldn't match your figure: instead, the most flattering bag shape is the opposite of your body type. For example, tall and slim women can introduce some curves to their outline with large, slouchy bags, whilst short and voluptuous ladies can add the illusion of height with long handled, sleek and slim bags. When considering shoulder bags remember that the length of the shoulder strap is crucial. The area where the bulk of the bag ends is the area that will be highlighted. You can accentuate a neat waist by choosing a small handbag that ends at your waist. If you are pearshaped try to avoid adding bulk to your hips with an overfilled tote that ends at the top of your thighs. And large busted, curvy girls should remember that cross body straps will rarely flatter their bustline.