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Red Handbag – A Bold Statement For A Bold Woman

By Amanda Wilson

Women’s handbags are very trendy, the style changes often and so does the color choices. A red handbag is very popular right now. It may not be popular six months from now, but today it is very popular.

There are driving forces behind trends and styles, some of those forces are very obvious, like the spring and fall fashion shows.

They have an unusual history. Initially they were used by men. They were more like luggage, than a bag. Women adopted carrying these bags in the eighteenth century. These initial bags were purely functional. So function was the first driving force behind handbag styles.

By the early nineteenth century women’s clothing options had expanded and so did the styles of the handbags they carried. The handbags of this error were more frivolous like the clothing of the flappers of the nineteen twenties. The handbags became smaller and gave up some function for style. They matched the outfits of the user perfectly.

The nineteen forties in support of the war effort drove the handbags back to the utilitarian models of the past. They were often made of cloth or leather with simple closures. Styling was not that important, and it can be looked at as a response to the countries attitude toward life in general, no one was having a good time because of the concern over the war.

Today’s style is bold; it is not unusual to find handbags in an array of colors. A red handbag makes the top of the list for fashion choice. A red handbag relays the user’s boldness, it is not a timid color by any means and it shouts to the world that the woman is confident and willing to take risks.

The red clutch bag leaves a stunning impression, there is no doubt. Visit my website to learn about today’s most popular handbag styles.

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Wilson, Amanda "Red Handbag – A Bold Statement For A Bold Woman." Red Handbag – A Bold Statement For A Bold Woman. 21 Jun. 2010. 5 May 2015 <>.

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