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Learn More About Clutches & Evening Bags
A clutch is a small evening handbag often used for ritzy gatherings or other occasions that call for a streamlined look. Traditionally, a clutch is strapless, though some have removable straps for hands-free dance floor sessions. As the name implies, a clutch is intended to be held in the hand or tucked under the arm. Given the demand of having to carry a clutch, this type of evening bag is generally reserved for events rather than daily use. It has enough room for small essentials like a compact, lipstick, cell phone, and a credit card or two.
A purse is your everyday handbag that ranges in size and style. While you can bring your purse to events, certain soirées deserve an extra touch of refinement. As a general guideline, anytime a gown is involved, an evening bag like a clutch is an accessory of choice. That means you’ll likely use a clutch or small evening bag at galas, black tie events, and on red carpets. You can pair an evening clutch bag with a pantsuit for a look that oozes confidence or paint the town red in a cocktail dress, high heels, and a vintage clutch. Date nights, dancing with the girls, and office holiday parties are all places where evening bags and clutches feel right at home.
Whether you’re a guest at a wedding or the bride herself, a clutch is a simple and sophisticated accessory. It’s the perfect place to store your touch-up makeup and keep tissues on hand for those inevitable tears of joy. A white beaded clutch bag pairs with a wedding dress and adds old-world charm. If your dress is more understated, consider a rhinestone clutch for a dose of undeniable sparkle, or fulfill your something blue with the perfect touch in the form of a blue wedding clutch.