Monday, 5 May 2008

Clutch It

It just never dies. Our mums carried them, our grandmas carried them, their grandmas grandmas carried them - they are legendary and classic and I have quite the collection lining my top drawer. I’ve over heard and read a lot of late that the clutch is very ‘ON’ trend this season but between you and me I don’t think we ever got over this chic under arm handbag; therefore, I'm not quite sure how we can all of a sudden be ‘on’ it again.

Over time the size may have differed slightly and the shape sometimes twists to give us a more up to date silhouette; however, generally the clutch remains rectangle and closes with a clasp, magnetic button (often used with the envelope style) or as seen with the more modern versions the use of the zipper seems quite popular (quite like a pencil case really).

I do, however, struggle with space limitations and the piling/pulling of fabric underneath the arm (especially when the dress fabric is delicate and the clutch fabric beaded or raw i.e snake skin’s a killer). For best results always carry the clutch in your hand when your dress is made of sheer or fine fabric and where possible get yourself a handsome, well dressed date, there are multiple hidden pockets within the suit jacket even if they always tell you they are full. They are lying. Always limit clutch contents to the bare essentials – nothing screams WAG more than an over packed clutch.

6 people have commented:

Winn said...

I love clutches but end up trying to stuff far too much in them! So I tend not to use them very often! Lovely blog!

susie_bubble said...

It's only this year that I've mastered the clutch carry formula.... cash card, Oyster, keys, phone, vaseline...that's it...

Lady London said...

Love them, but so small x

Gracie said...

I love Clutches but they are a pain as I leave them on the table

evie said...

"Always limit clutch contents to the bare essentials – nothing screams WAG more than an over packed clutch."

LOL. i do try but i do wish my clutches had more compartments so that everything wouldn't be rolling around the bag

Kate said...

I'm always too scared to use a clutch...I know it will end up left forgotten on the tube!