Women’s Large Totes
A large handbag also known as a tote, has it’s use for whatever needs you have. If you are the type who solely owns one of these, you are not alone. They can be used for many occasions besides the basic everyday use such as an over night stay, a diaper bag, carrying your laptop, books, snacks, a sweater and other needs as they arise, like using it for the beach.
They can appear to be heavy but are feather light and otherwise, be heavy and not be a bother for the one carrying it. It’s important to protect your back and posture by not hunching over, keeping upright and straightened giving your back support. It helps to change shoulders so they don’t tire and cause strain or a pulled muscle. Large crossbody handbags are great for this having the strap across your chest, balancing the weight of the bag.
The Perfect Fit and Style
Oversized bags are not ideal for smaller women. They tend to overwhelm your body, especially a tiny frame. A shoulder bag with a long strap can make you look even shorter. Just as a small bag for a larger frame makes you look larger. It’s best to test the bag in front of a mirror to see if you like the look before you purchase it. Keep in mind that once you start to fill it up it gets bigger. We tend to forget this, then end up not using it.
The closure could be a flap over style where you have a buckle with a snap, or just the snap closure alone. There is a basic zipper across the top, or a thin band just enough to keep both sides together. Then there is the option to have the top remain open.
These larger styles may have compartments already, or just a zipper on the inside. If I really like a specific larger handbag that doesn’t have a compartment inside, I compensate by using a larger makeup bag with several pockets or use two smaller ones. This way you can sort your makeup, medication, paperwork, a place where you don’t have to search for your keys or mobile phone.
Choosing Your Bag Fabric
It is important to have a stronger fabric because of the weight, depending on what you have in your larger handbag. You don’t want a light, flimsy type of fabric because it can tear easily. Something more solid would be faux leather which is not as expensive as leather, leather, suede, vinyl, plastic although it may eventually crack around the base of the handles where the end joins with the body of the bag. A quilted handbag that size would be a great choice for strength and also canvas. A knit or crochet bag would eventually stretch out and look lopsided. There are many fabrics to choose from, for having a secure, solid, larger bag. Having more than one is essential for taking turns. This keeps them lasting longer since you aren’t using the same one over again.
Using an all weather protection spray like Tana All Protector or a conditioner you would purchase for foot wear, would benefit your handbags preventing rust and stains and keeping them in shape, lasting longer.
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Unless otherwise stated, the bags for this article I chose from various merchants for the specific style I needed to write this article.