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Best Evening Clutch Bag Ideas for a Formal Dress

best evening purse for a formal dress

To wow the crowd at your next formal New Year’s Eve party or favorite black-tie bash, add a classy and sophisticated handbag to your evening ensemble.

Whether you prefer a dazzling designer bag or a cute clutch purse, a well-dressed woman deserves a chic carryall that complements an elegant gown beautifully.

1. Sophia Webster Clara Ball Clasp Clutch


You can pump up your purple, navy or plum dresses with a perfectly pretty petite purse.

Whether it is made of Swarovski crystals or pearls and beads, a small sparkly handbag exudes exquisite style and sophistication.

Give your coral or cream dress a little pop of color with an eye-catching clutch featuring rose goldtone hardware.

Finish your evening look with silver satin strappy pumps, two coats of mascara on your lashes and a swipe of red or berry lipstick on your lips.

2. PerfectlyPetite Handbag – Ted Baker London Fefee Satin Knotted Bow Clutch – Black 

black satin clutchMatch your gorgeous gown with a satin clutch featuring an asymmetrically knotted bow.

Tote this small bag featuring gold clasps and shiny hardware with your favorite neutral-toned black and white strapless evening dresses.

Drape a glitzy and glam crystal choker featuring red and black simulated stones around your neck.

Finish your formal look with long white satin gloves and a black or red leather pumps.


3. Classy & Sassy Crystal-Encrusted Clutch – Badgley Mischka Alisha Clutch

crystal encrusted clutch

Bring a small touch of glam and glitz to a formal event with a rhinestone or crystal-encrusted clutch.

This small, special-occasion purse complements both long solid-colored evening gowns and sequined frocks beautifully.

If you are carrying this bag covered in bling, keep your other nighttime accessories simple.

Wear understated jewelry such as pearl or diamond studs in the ears and strappy metallic-hued sandals on your feet.


4. Va-Va-Va-Voom Velvet Clutch –Rebecca Minkoff Love Small Chevron Quilted Velvet Crossbody Bag

Velvet is a sumptuous fabric that telegraphs luxury and elegance.

And a dressy ball gown is the perfect match for a richly-hued velvet clutch purse.

For an evening out with friends, pair a black satin formal gown with a blue velvet purse.

Add a sparkling crystal brooch to the shoulder of your jacket for a ladylike touch that gives the extra polish to your evening look.

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