Accessories are said to make or break your outfit, the right color or accent can take you from zero to hundred in a matter of seconds. While picking out your outfit, one always focuses on the right pieces to make yourself look slimmer, smarter and stylish. So why leave behind the same attention to detail when it comes to your accessories, especially a handbag. Your choice of a purse can help you further slim down those extra pounds or accentuate your curves.
In today’s article, we will be laying our focus on crossbody bags, mainly because most plus size women tend to run away from this particular piece. The problem is not the crossbody style, but rather the dimensions and shape of your bag. Which is why, we have compiled a comprehensive list of only crossbody bags for you to pick from, to find the correct match for your taste and needs. Keep reading to find out more.
1.SG SUGU Katie Lightweight Medium Crossbody Bag
Starting with a classic but a staple item that we suggest you must include in your daily rotation of purses is the Katie crossbody bag. This bag screams function and utility with style, especially since the multiple zipper pockets will be quite useful to you in carrying around your items. You have the choice of choosing fun and bold colors like mustard or coral, or muted shades like grey or white.
Moreover, the slender, elongated shape of the bag will indeed help to make your body look longer and sleeker as well! We guarantee you that this bag will quite quickly make its way into being your everyday staple, considering how easily you can store many things within.
- Elongated shape
- Multiple pockets
- Eco-friendly vegan leather
- Adjustable strap
- Weak leather strap
- Zipper can detach
2. DELUXITY Essential Casual Functional
While we are discussing cross body’s that come in an elongated shape, this Deluxity bag is another must-have. The exterior is minimalistic and straightforward, with two zippers to help you categorize your belongings. The color selection on this product is fantastic, and you will even find some rare and unique colors like teal and creamy orange if you wish to purchase one.
Lightweight, environmentally friendly and spacious, there is nothing more than these that you would need from your daily bag! Plus, the cherry on top is the beautiful rectangular shape it comes in to help lengthen your body and conceal any unwanted areas you wish to divert attention from.
- Environment friendly
- Two zippers to divide belongings
- Multiple and unique color choices
- Soft and lightweight material
- Colors may vary in person
- Not as long-lasting
3.Geestock Women Waist Bags
Now let’s move on to a more controversial and unique product that most people tend to stray away from, a fanny pack or belt bag! Hear us out. While the taste is rather specific and limited to a few people, we would highly suggest you try one out at least. There are more than one ways to style this bag, and it can very easily be slung across your body and styled like a crossbody bag. The shape and size of the strap will hug your body nicely, and add more definition.
We would suggest that you make your first purchase with a black version of this bag since one never goes wrong with black. Although it may seem intimidating to make a bold fashion statement like this, you will not regret it once you receive compliments from your peers.
- Quick access to your belongings
- Accentuates body
- Waterproof leather
- Adjustable strap
- The small size will not hold a lot of stuff
- Could be too tight for some sizes
4. Fanny Pack Belt Bag
Now for our more daring and fun-loving readers, we have another fanny pack, only this time it is holographic! Although not an excellent option for daily use, this bag will look great for a night out with friends, parties or even your weekend shenanigans. The sheen on this bag will make you stand out the crowd, and the flashy material can help shift attention from your body to your accessory.
Like the previous fanny pack we mentioned, this one too can easily be styled like a crossbody bag to provide you with more shape and definition. You will have fast access to all your belongings, and it is rather hard to lose your things at a party with this piece!
- Convenient and easy access closure
- Stores your phone easily
- Zipper compartments
- Weak zipper
5. Clear Crossbody Messenger Shoulder Bag
If you are willing to take a risk, try doing so with this clear crossbody bag that falls into our must-have list because of its ideal long rectangular. The material on this bag means that you may not have the most flexibility of choosing what to put inside, especially since it’s on display for the whole world. Still, it can be an excellent option for days you want to spice up your outfit or try something daring and new.
The trimming on this bag comes with various color options, and since the trim is such a small detail on the bag even if you opt for a bold color like yellow or orange, it will remain rather subtle. Heavy-duty PVC will ensure that whether you are at a party, dinner, or shopping with friends, all your belongings remain safe and secure!
- Fashion statement
- Rectangular shape
- Bold but subtle
- A waterproof and sturdy bag
- Bag runs small
- Not enough space for more oversized items
6. Women’s Crossbody Shoulder Bag Tassel
Continuing forward, this is another bag which is relatively small in size but will not look bad on all our plus size reader’s. Do not scare away because of the small size, since the long and tubular body on this bag will help you shed a few pounds from your side and slim you down. The bag is catering to all those who hate carrying bulky bags around on the daily, and want to throw in their keys, phone and card and be ready to go!
You will get eight card slots where you can easily store your ID card, student card, credit cards etc. the bag has a long adjustable strap, so you can determine where you want the bag to hit you on your curves, varying on your height and build.
- Structured shape
- Eight card holder slots
- Adjustable long strap
- Long body
- Size runs big for just a mobile phone
- Colors may vary in person
7. B&E LIFE Stylish Women PU Leather
We wanted to include one medium-sized crossbody bag for all the working ladies, especially if you need to carry your laptop, binders or notebooks with you daily. The bag is multi-use and can easily be styled on your shoulder, crossbody, or even on your arm with the top handle. A diverse bag like this is ideal for the plus-sized working woman, who wants to focus more on utility than fashion and design.
However, with this classic black bag, you will look put together, elegant, and ready to conquer the day! The gold embellishments, textured leather, and structured shape of the bag will make you love it even more, and it will indeed become your go-to everyday bag. The adjustable straps can accommodate people of different heights and shapes too.
- Multiple ways to wear it
- Classic and elegant design
- Structured shape
- The top handle may be too short for some people
- Leather can wrinkle easily
8. Lightweight Small Crossbody Bag
Despite not being made out of fancy materials like leather, this waterproof nylon bag is no less than those bags. It is an excellent option for travelling, as it can easily carry your toiletries, makeup, phone, earphones etc. You have the ease of dividing your belongings between two zipper compartments to make organizing things easier for yourself. You can easily remove the straps on this bag, and use the pouch as a makeup bag or carry on too!
The golden hardware on the bag makes it seem fancier and adds some character to this bag. You can style this bag on your side at the airport, or on short road trips, while also keeping in mind the utility. Please choose from one of the few primary but classic colors provided to you, and you surely won’t regret it!
- Can double as a pouch
- Waterproof nylon
- Adjustable straps
- Zipper compartments
- Not as long-lasting
- Colors may differ in person
9. Befen Leather Wristlet Clutch
Why should a crossbody only be considered as a more serious or everyday bag? It can as smoothly transition and function in the night time, especially for formal events, dinners and parties. The Befen wristlet is an amazing multi-function bag that will work either hanging on your wrist or slung across your body. With a plethora of colors available to you, we highly suggest you pick out a fun color to add a statement to your evening outfits.
The best part about a slender bag like this is that it does not add any extra weight or bulk to your body, and you can feel light while dancing the night away. One can remove the adjustable strap according to your preferences and the occasion.
- Calf leather-textured material
- Many color options available
- Multiple ways to wear it
- Stiff lining material
10. HAWEE Wristlet Clutch Wallet
A dainty and delicate piece like this would look great on just about anybody, so do not hesitate if you are a plus size girl. Even though it is a relatively small bag, it will look amazing on you as a cross body bag, and the golden chain will add more pizazz and glamour to your outfit. Pair this bag with some gold hoops, and you are good to go for the perfect night out or date night.
The double zipper pockets are adequate for holding smaller items like your keys, card and phone, which is almost everything you need for an evening out. Moreover, you can also style this bag as a wristlet, so you are given enough diversity to style it according to your taste.
- Multiple ways to style
- Golden chain
- Soft leather material
- Not every phone will fit in the bag
10. Gostwo Genuine Leather Wristlet Clutch
Another option for a small evening bag is this Gostwo wristlet, which you can very well wear as a crossbody bag. The black color is great for a classic and elegant option that will pair well with just about any outfit. Not just black, but any of the fantastic colors available to you will look good on you and help you in making a statement through your purse.
Not everyone wants to be carrying around a crossbody bag with a thick, bulky strap, so this option is perfect if you are looking for a lightweight and dainty strap. The pebble leather adds an extra element of texture to your bag, so it is not a plain old bag!
- Thin adjustable strap
- Textured leather
- Lightweight bag
- Removable straps
- Bag is slim
- A few shades may vary in person
Buyer’s Guide to the Perfect Crossbody Bag
Buying a bag can sometimes be a daunting task, especially with so many options to choose from in today’s capitalistic market. It is incredibly hard to come across the right accessory being a plus-size woman, as you do not want to invest in something that will make you look bulky, or not compliment your body shape.
No need to worry anymore! While we have tried our best to compile a list of bags of utmost quality, shape and features for your needs, we are also providing you with a few pointers to keep in mind the next time you are shopping for a crossbody.
Following are a few essential tips for you!
The Size Always Comes First
Take a look at all your needs first, and then list down the items you will be putting into your bag for that specific bag. It is always essential to check out the dimensions of the bag, as most of the time, pictures online may turn out to be deceptive. After you have matched the needs to the right size of the bag, you want to make your purchase. The last thing you want is to over or underestimate your needs, and end up regretting your purchase later.
Do not Bulk Up too much
Although larger bags look quite attractive to you, mainly since you can throw in about absolutely anything without a worry, you do not want to be doing that. Make sure you stick to medium-sized crossbody bags if you want a daily bag, as it will minimize the bulk it will add around your hips.
On the topic of daily bags, another tip to keep in mind is to opt for a structured bag if you need a daily bag that will hold a lot of items. A structured bag will help to keep its shape and look elegant, while a softer material may end up looking deformed. The last thing you want is to look like you are carrying around a potato sack!
The structure is also an excellent tool in adding shape to your body, and a medium-sized crossbody will be the perfect size to conceal any weight around your lower body you are trying to hide.
Choose Your Color Wisely
Sometimes a classic black bag is a perfect partner a plus-size woman needs. Black is the age-old secret of making yourself look slimmer, sleeker, and more put together. If you are confused about which color to buy, we suggest you always opt for black. You can never go wrong with it!
Additionally, an all-black outfit would be great to rock on your body type and will help to conceal any unwanted areas. Not to mention, there is nothing hotter than a monochrome look for a night out.
Small Details Matter
While you are analyzing any bag, ensure that you check other small details that usually tend to skip one’s attention. Check out what color most your accessories are so that the hardware on your crossbody bag does not clash with it. Similarly, look at how many cardholders, outer zips, pockets etcetera are mentioned in the features, and if they go well with your needs.
Your Bags Shape is Your Best Asset
As the title suggests, the shape of your bag can help to elevate your look and give you the desired look. Once you read the review, you will notice that our emphasis laid on the bags with an elongated rectangular body, as the shape will help mimic the same features onto your body. Carrying a longer bag around, you will add some height and definition to your body as well!
Finally, if you stayed with us till the end, we sincerely wish you luck and hope you can find a bag out of our list that resonates with your style and taste. Make sure you pick the bag that you instantly love!