Bag etiquette: how to carry yourself and your bag with dignity
The first rule of bag etiquette is to wear your bag with taste and combine it harmoniously with other elements of your style. The bag should be selected in accordance with clothing and furnishings. For example, discreet and classic models are suitable for official events or business meetings, but for everyday life you can choose brighter and more unusual options. Rule two - the bag should be half filled. An active lifestyle forces us to have everything we need. But a bag filled to capacity does not look ethical. Moreover, by overloading the bag with a large number of things, you accelerate the wear of the seams and provoke rapid breakdown of zippers and fasteners. Also, according to etiquette, the bag should always be zipped. The third rule concerns men. A man should not carry his lady's bag. If the bag is too heavy, then it is better to empty the excess. After all, a bag should make you feel comfortable, just like your shoes and other accessories. The fourth rule of bag etiquette relates to finding lost items. Sometimes a woman's bag resembles a Bermuda triangle, in which the most necessary things are lost and the most unexpected ones are found. According to the rules of good manners, all searches for missing items should be carried out inside the accessory. You should not post all the contents in front of others. The fifth rule concerns the place of the bag in different rooms. In a restaurant or cafe, the bag should not take up full space; it should be placed on the floor, on a stand or hung on a special hook. A clutch-sized bag can be placed on the table. But if the bag is larger, then it is prohibited from being on the table. In transport, the bag should also not take up a full-fledged passenger seat, but it is also wrong to hold it on your lap. The sixth rule for those who like to wear cross-body bags. For etiquette and aesthetic reasons, such a bag should not hang below waist level. Also, the method of carrying a bag over the shoulder is not acceptable if you have a neckline. The seventh rule of bag etiquette sets out how to carry large bags. These bags should be carried in your left hand. Swinging your bag while walking is considered bad manners. Totes can be worn on the elbow. In this case, the palm should be directed strictly upward, not downward. The right hand should be free. The eighth rule applies to miniature clutch bags. At an event, such a bag can be placed on the table. When walking, the clutch should be held in your left hand. According to the rules, it is unsightly to carry such a bag under your arm. During small talk, you should hold the clutch with both hands in front of you. If you need to bend over, the clutch is used to cover the neckline. We hope these rules of etiquette will help you look dignified and feel comfortable in any society.