What is a clutch? No, not the clutch in your car.
We are talking about the clutches which are a type of bag.
A handbag which is also referenced on occasion as a purse,
pouch, pocketbook, or bag is typically a small, medium, or large size bag that
is often fashionably designed and used by women to hold personal items. A
clutch is a small bag that women use most often on formal occasions (but
can also be used for non-formal occasions). They are a common evening bag
when a women does not require a larger bag for toting around numerous items.
The clutch bag is a woman's small handbag without handles and usually
strapless (can come with detachable straps). It is traditionally
rectangular but not always.
clutch purse is a fashion accessory designed to be rather
compact and can hold important necessities such as car keys, credit cards,
mobile phones, lipstick, and a driver’s license to name a few. This type
of handbag is designed to be carried by hand as opposed to an over the shoulder
bag. However, they often come with a detachable strap so it can be carried
over the shoulder or by hand.
A clutch comes in several different styles. It is
often a handbag without handles with a detachable strap (chain strap, leather
strap, etc.) or which is rectangular in shape. Generally used as an evening bag
but used during the day as well.
Clutches come in a very wide variety of shapes,
fabrications, and styles. They vary between brands, season, and overall
trends. Shapes include square, rectangle, triangles, and even heart shapes.
In addition to a wide variety of bag silhouettes, the clutch handbag can be
accessorized in several ways. They may be embellished with embroidery,
bows, tassels, ribbons, printing or other decoration.
The material of the clutch bag can be leather, plastic,
cloth, vinyl, etc.
The small clutch purse can be used simply as a functional
way to carry important items or it can be utilized as a fashion accessory.
For example, it can add a splash of color or uniqueness to what can otherwise be
considered a rather bland outfit. Some
fashionistas select a clutch color
to match exactly to a dress and others will select a contrasting color.
A medium to large handbag is practical for many daily
activities, but if you are looking to go to a formal event or which to travel
light, a clutch handbag is a popular alternative.
Either styled in a fresh mix of textured leathers or made
out of denim fabric, the clutch bag can be a chic modern accessory to skinny
jeans, jumpsuits, or a formal dress.
Learn more about handbags
and different styles of bags such as the baquette.
You can shop for designer clutches at fine retailers such
as Neiman Marcus,
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performance fabrics in our fashion terms section.
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