Crossbody Bags: 4 Reasons Why We Love Them
Bags are a very important part of any outfit. A crossbody bag is perfect for any woman. This style of bag is one of the best options for women who prefer to have their hands free while making sure their bag sits securely on their shoulder. Crossbody bags are very trendy as well as practical. Therefore, every woman should own at least one crossbody bag.
What is a Crossbody Bag
Crossbody bags are a type of bag that rest against your body with the help of a strap that comes across your body, hence, ‘cross-body’. Cross-body bags are perfect for keeping your essentials by your side at all times for quick and easy access on the go. The way crossbody bags are designed means that they’re hands free, this was one of the main intentions behind the original design of the first cross-body bags for post officers & telephone linesmen back in the mid-20th century. Fast forward to today, and you see cross-body bags being used in a load of different ways everywhere and by everyone. Crossbody bags not only keep your hands free, but they also tend to be on the small-to-medium side. That means they hold the necessities without taking up a lot of space or making it difficult to navigate through tight spaces. There are also plenty of stylish options that make this type of bag as great-looking as it is functional.
Types of Crossbody Bags
Clutch size Crossbody bag
Clutches are probably the most elegant handbags on the market. You probably also wear them loosely in your hand most of the time or go straight for small shoulder bags with a short handle. But why not hang the clutch around your body again? The noble look is maintained - but you suddenly have much more room on your arms. The most necessary things fit in, and you don't break your shoulders. For small clutch-sized crossbody bags, it's best to adjust the length of the shoulder strap so that the bag ends above your hips. The higher it sits, the more you'll be in the current crossbody trend.
Shopper size Crossbody bags
Do you need a little more space in your handbag or do you want to take your crossbody bag to work or on vacation? Then there are beautiful shoppers to wear around your neck like the JOANIE - this trendy MILA designer crossbody bag for women is stylish and functional at the same time. Perfect for work, leisure and travel! Everything important fits into the large bag and your hands are still not tied.
Sporty Crossbody bags
Fanny packs are only for festivals? You thought wrong! If you don't strap the practical bags around your waist, but across your body, the fanny pack has great trend potential. They make your outfit look super sporty and most models have practical side pockets for keys or cell phone.
Why are Crossbody Bags so popular
Cross-body bags are very comfy. Since they keep you hands-free, you barely notice you are carrying a bag at all! One of the best features of a crossbody bag is the perfect length of its strap, which can be easily slung over the shoulders and adjusted to fit your frame perfectly. Many cross-body styles are even small enough to fit under your coat or jacket, keeping them well away from potential theft. Even without a coat or jacket over the top, your belongings are more than safe since they’re right by your side the whole time. They are also one of the best types of bags for travel. You can position the bag as needed based on your comfort, from your side to your front or back, and the situation (think inching through a tight airplane aisle).
How do I choose a Crossbody Bag
Before deciding which crossbody bag to buy, it's important to keep a few key factors in mind:
- Size: Size is important for your crossbody bag because it will influence how often you actually use it. Consider what you want to carry on a day-to-day basis and realistically what size bag you need to fit your essentials. If you already have a go-to handbag in an XL or L size, for example, a medium size crossbody bag that fits your phone, wallet, keys, sunglasses, and a few odds and ends may be the perfect size for you.
- Material: Crossbody bags come in different materials, so you have options! For example, there is leather, faux leather, fabric, waxed canvas, suede, etc. You want a bag that will last for years. So, opt for quality materials to ensure the longevity of your crossbody bag, like MILA's iconic luxury bag the JANE bag - crafted from genuine leather, with a front flap with two closures and an adjustable strap.
- Color: When choosing a crossbody bag, you want to select one with a color that you will really wear. Consider the color of your most-used bag now, as well as what goes best with your wardrobe. You can find neutral colors such as brown and black, as well as colorful crossbody bags. So, if you want a subtle bag or one that will stand out in your favorite color, you have options.
- Detail: There are certain details that can really add to a crossbody bag and make it the right one for you. For example, you may want an adjustable strap, outside zippers, a specific embellishment, a unique closure for the bag, etc.