Think about the way you carry your favorite bag on a daily basis do you typically grab it and arrange it on your arm (or shoulder) the same way, no matter what? According to body language experts, it’s not a totally random decision. Instead, you are revealing a lot about your personality whenever you’ve got a bag in hand.Lets dive into some of the most common positions to carry a bag.
1: Worn over one shoulder
With the wearer keeping the bag close to her body You’re practical and driven by utilitarian motives. “It points to the wearer prioritizing her freedom of movement over the display elements. She’s not a peacock, just getting things done,”. The read is true of this carry style in general, but especially so if you tend to use bags of the smaller variety.
2. Worn over one shoulder with the bag swinging freely
A bag that is swinging and open indicates a priority on ease and functionality over display.” Keeping it buckled, closed, and situated at the front of your body might allow passerby to better check out the brand/shape/fabric/color, but it wouldn’t be as practical.
3. Worn cross-body with the bag in front of the body
Placing your accessory in front of your person,is almost a form of armament.
“This style of bag-wearing often indicates a more cautious personality, someone who is reticent or shy. Her downward gaze and slightly folded up body posture support the suggestion of a slightly defensive personality.
4.Worn in crook of elbow
Bags worn like this often indicate a priority on status and position,experts say “You’re basically de-operationalizing one of your arms in order to carry something of that size, telling everyone you don’t need to use both arms as you move around in the world.
This harkens back to the times when women’s packages were carried for them.
This manner of carrying best shows off the brand specifics of the bag you’re carrying, signaling your status to “those in the know” who can properly identify it. So, while your grandparents might not know Rossum’s bag is Dior, fashion lovers do.
5.Held in hand
Some bags are so tiny there’s no other option, but what if, you are carrying a Chanel tote, various straps give you multiple ways to carry it?
Sometimes these bags can be so heavy you may need to adjust your weight to carry it and you could be leaning to the side. This is equivalent to carrying a briefcase and communicates the importance of the woman’s job.