Saturday, 19 January 2013

What Your Bag Holding Style Says About You

A  body language expert has revealed an insight into how the way a woman holds her handbag can give an insight into her life and personality.

In this infographic created by Refinery29, Patti Wood describes the difference between the Schlepper, the Arm-Crook Hook and the Baguette, among others.   

If you embrace the Schlepper style, for example, you might have several bags, carried in a ‘wherever fits’ manner

‘You’re wearing the bag as if it’s a badge of honor or an award,’ Ms Wood says. ‘You feel as if you’ve got a sense of superiority.’

‘You’re wearing the bag as if it’s a badge of honor or an award. You feel as if you’ve got a sense of superiority’

Some are specific to a style of bag. The Twofer – when a woman holds her clutch with both hands across her front – indicates shyness, or defensiveness. Not ideal if you happen to be out at a party.

Instead, consider the Baguette – when a bag is held under one arm like a clutch, regardless or whether there is a strap or not. Ms Wood calls it a ‘utilitarian look, and you don’t really care about the bag, but rather what’s in it. You’re goal-oriented.’


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