When it comes to achieving your perfect prom look, the devil is in the details. Which means as you should put just as much thought into the accessories you wear, the undergarments you choose, and your shoes, as you did into your dress. As for your handbag, not just any old purse will do. The last thing you want is to carry an oversize, bulky bag to prom. Your evening bag should be formal, delicate, and small.
Need help choosing a style? We’ve compiled six of the best prom-perfect clutches we’ve seen this year, and paired them with the dress style they’ll work best with.
1. The Glam Gown
This bedazzled bag from Charming Charlie is just the right finishing touch for a glamorous prom look. If your dress is slim-fitting or a two-piece, and covered in sequins or metallic, this is the bag for you.
2. The Bright Spot
If you’re wearing a bright, bold color–think aqua blue, coral, or lime green–try this beaded white box clutch from Asos.
3. The LBD (Long Black Dress)
Going for a chic, sophisticated look on prom night? If you’re rocking a black dress, we love this art deco-inspired clutch from Charming Charlie.
4. The Simple Stunner.
If you’re dress is simple: think, a slim silhouette without lots of beading or lace, you can rock a more intricate clutch, like this minaudière from Aldo.
5. The Princess Prom Dress
Wearing a classic ball gown or a dress covered in beads? Balance a dress with a full skirt, lots of tulle, or an abundance of detail with a toned-down bag, like this one from Charming Charlie, to ensure all eyes are focused on your dress.
6. The Pop of Color
If you’re wearing a white, black, or neutral dress, go bold and add a pop of color with your bag! This blue sequined versions from BCBG is a beautiful example.