H andbags have become part of many women in Rwandan fashion industry. To some women, their bags are changed on a regular basis to go with the outfit they’re wearing, and yet others stick to the same one most of the time because of their life style.
Some women here in Rwanda prefer to carry small handbags just enough to hold Identity Card, some cash or credit card and keys yet there are those that carry about everything their need in their lives in a single handbag. However, big handbags can be both advantageous and at times not.
Carrying a large handbag allows you to carry lots of items at once; some women manage to move around with office items like papers and even small laptops and tablets, food and a flat pair of shoes and mothers sometimes carry items such as nappies or baby wipes. The varieties of items that some women need to carry make carrying a large handbag a necessity.
Carrying large handbags helps a person to disguise her shape it’s a ploy copied by women today to take attention away from their body shapes especially the big women whether pregnant or not, carrying a large handbag will make a woman look smaller.
Be careful however, carrying a large number of items in a large handbag can strain your shoulders, neck and back. Of course this does depend on the type of strap and how a bag is worn. Wearing it across the body reduces the strain that carrying a bag on one shoulder. There is nothing wrong in carrying a large bag – it’s the amount of things you put in it that is the real issue.
Large bags can be great, particularly if you’re very organized and they have sufficient pockets to keep the different items easily accessible. However, there is nothing worse, than having a very large bag with insufficient pockets and you cannot find your lip balm or keys and you need to take things out.
Large bags are not good when you having to go onto an evening event straight from work. Whether this is an event associated with work, or part of their leisure time, large handbags don’t always translate from their day use into evening, in the same way that some small bags can.
So should you carry a large handbag? Carrying a large handbag is going to be a matter of your personal circumstances and lifestyle. But if you prefer a large bag, then remember to rearrange it about every other week, check if you’re really not carrying more than you need to, and if you’re causing yourself any pain, then you need to stop before you cause permanent damage.