Have you heard? Ladylike fashion has returned to the runway, radiating timeless elegance in the form of polished handbags, clean cuts, and pristine finishes. Logo heavy cross body bags have been left behind and replaced with something more refined. A palate cleanser for gluttonous wardrobes and maximalist logomania, the return of the ladylike handbags has been a breath of fresh air for all bag lovers.
Think clean lines, muted colour palettes, smooth leather – the sort of thing Kate Middleton might wear. Reimagined in a variety of silhouettes, we can’t seem to get enough of this Bourgeois style. While the dainty top handle promises delicate elegance, larger tote bags marry fashion and functionality. Scandi cool girls have led the comeback of the clutch, while all of the above have been trimmed with a variety of shining chain straps.
Although classy bags work harmoniously with more modest aesthetics, these timeless designs are also great for offsetting. Adding a feminine twist, ladylike bags can dress up oversized looks, or balance something more androgynous. To give you the lowdown on grown up glamour, here are our top ten ladylike styles.
Top Handle Bags
If the top handle style has taken your fancy, keep it simple with a neutral colour palette and structured silhouette. Although the adorable size won’t fit your laptop, this essential shape will exude feminine elegance everywhere you go.