Post # 1
I’m going to an evening wedding later this month, and it is formal attire. What type of purse or clutch should I bring? Can I get away with a wristlet (I have a small black leather one), or should it be more like a clutch?
If you like, please post some pictures! For reference I am wearing a knee length cocktail dress and FI is wearing a dark suit.
Post # 3
@kerensa: wear whatever you have already, the wristlet is fine. No one, I repeat NO ONE, is going to be looking at your purse.
Post # 4
Evening Bags for formal occasions are fun… IMO
Every woman needs at least one… a small basic black clutch is a good place to start.
(Kind of like the LBD Rule for every woman’s closet)
After that, you can as Glam as you dare… and whatever makes you happy / suits the occasion & your attire.
Silver, Gold, Colour, Sparkles, Fancy Fabrics, Embroidered, Bejewelled, or Unique Shapes…
GOOGLE IMAGES – Evening Bags = https://www.google.ca/search?q=evening+bags&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=00tUUvrHC-WN2gXwhYDwAg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=610&dpr=1
At my age (over 50) I have a few now… all different from one another… I love getting dressed up, and I love having choices.
The cool thing about Evening Bags is they rarely go out of fashion (they just become “vintage”) so you can collect them your whole life.
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
@kerensa: I have never seen a dressy wristlet, but if yours is, go ahead and use it. Otherwise I would get a simple black clutch.