When it came to the fashion on display during show season, towards the end of last year, many designers opted to continue pushing the memo ‘you do you.’
That being said, a few threads did begin to emerge. So if you’re keen to understand which fashion trends are likely to stay big in 2019, we’ve got a whole feature on it.
Giant, oversized bags are no longer the preserve of Jacquemus and his enormous raffia totes, as we saw big bags clutched in the nook of models’ arms at Etro, Loewe, Givenchy and more.
Teeny bags with interesting handles are also sticking around though. So we can almost guarantee that within these bag trends for 2019, there will be something that suits your personal style down to the ground.
The New Clutch
As we’ve mentioned, enormous tote bags are here to make carrying your entire make-up bag and several changes of clothes super easy in 2019.
But other than just being super huge, these bags come with a new styling mandate. Namely, those handles are passé and the new de rigueur is the crook of the arm clutch.
*That* Dior Saddle Bag
Not so much a new trend, as much as a renaissance of what was once an absolute classic.
With the general resurgence of the monogram bag, designers are feeling more broadly nostalgic for archive pieces that might enjoy their time back in the spotlight.
And the Queen Bee of all of these classics, at least for this year, is the Dior saddle bag, with Dior themselves bringing it back to their SS19 runways.
Decorative Ring Handle Bags
The ring handle bag has been around for a little while, with all manner of summer straw bags now coming with a wooden circular appendage.
However, this season, we’re seeing them get even more pretty and decorative. It’s your going out-out look that now requires a ring handle, as seen above at Peter Pilotto.
Why get a cat when your bag can act as a surrogate pet? Jokes aside though, the new fluffy appendage comes in the form of feathered bags, as seen below at Peter Pilotto FW’19.
From tiny little feathered clutch bags, right through to giant feather totes, the bag size is irrelevant, it’s the embellishment that matters for this trend.
Belt Bag Gets A Make-Over
Bum bags had their moment recently, with Gucci leading the charge and the belt bag isn’t really going anywhere this year.
As demonstrated by Givenchy above, belt bags this season are portrayed in an elevated version from the past slouchy form – they are useful, sleek, occasionally super teeny, but definitely more up-market and chic.
This article first appeared on ELLE UK.