Bags to Carry with Ethnic Wear

Accessorizing the outfit is just as important as the outfit itself. Accessories add a distinct style and personality to the attire, making it look entirely your own. Whether it’s a pair of pretty shoes, statement earrings, necklaces, or bracelets, accessories are symbolic of the wearer’s sense of fashion. But handbags are probably the first thing that people will notice about a woman’s outfit. The right handbag can set you apart from the crowd, adding a mystical charm to your attire. Plus, it’s the accessory that is not just for aesthetics but also functional – it’s essential for carrying around your basic necessities.

However, it can be hard to find a bag to match with traditional Indian attires. Different types of ethnic wear like sarees, kurtis, lehenga choli, or salwar kameez can be colorful and full of detail on its own, especially with traditional ethnic wear. The good thing is, modern designers have made stylish changes to get the younger generation more attracted to ethnic wear.

When wearing different traditional Indian attires, it can be hard to find a bag to match with it. Don’t worry; this article will guide you. Here are some kinds of handbags to carry with ethnic wear:

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Fantastic Velvet Potli Batwa Pouch Bag with Stone & Beads Work For Women
Indian Ethnic Clutch Silk Potli Batwa Pouch Bag with Beadwork Gift For Women
Touchstone New Gorgeous Indian Traditional Paisley Brocade Large Drawstring Purse Bag Pouch Potli for Gift Wedding Jewelry Packaging Bridal Party Favors Assorted Colors for Women
Fantastic Silk Indian Ethnic Potli Bag with Handicraft work
Purpledip Potli Bag (Drawstring Purse): Gold Thread Sequin Embroidery

 

Potli pouches

The potli bag is one of the most popular handbag styles among Indian women. Usually, it was carried by grandmas and other elderly ladies at wedding ceremonies and other grand occasions, but when various Bollywood celebs wore them, the potli bags marked their presence in the fashion world. Potli bags are typically embellished with sequins, beads, stonework, or glitter, adding a touch of charm and elegance to the classic ethnic appeal of the Indian attire.

It’s the perfect accompaniment with Indian ethnic wear – whether you’re wearing a saree, Anarkali dresses, lehenga, salwar kameez, or an Indo-fusion attire. You can pick bags from heavily embellished ones to subtle ones.

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Multicolor floral Purses and Handbags embroidered Evening Clutch Classic Wedding Cocktail Party wristlet for Women
Ethnic Gift for women girls Metal Bags Mosaic Clutch on sale ethnic tribal Wallet vintage purse boho indian clutch
Ethnic Party Evening Rajwada Embellishmed Black Clutch Purses for Women by Indian Designer Puneet Gupta
Sabai Jai - Embroidered Ethnic Clutch Purse Handbag for Women - Handmade Boho Bird Flower Wristlet
Miss Chow Womens Cute Small Flower Embroidered Silklike Velvet Clutch Evening Bag Ethnic Party Handbag

 

Clutches

The clutch is a trendy type of handbag that looks dapper in both ethnic Indian and Western wear. It’s a classic wardrobe staple especially worn for special occasions when you’re all dressed up. It’s a stylish accessory available in a variety of styles and aims to make the outfit more elegant and sophisticated.

It’s essential to select the perfect color, pattern, and finish with your ethnic attire. If you’re wearing ethnic wear with a heavily embellished design, keep your clutch simple with minimal prints or bling. But if you’re wearing a simple dress, get a heavily ornamented clutch to transform your look.

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Evening Clutch Bag, Womens Wedding Purse Bridal Prom Handbag Party Bags Sequin Bag
Clocolor Women's Vintage Evening Bags Beaded Sequined Clutch Wedding Party Purse
UBORSE Beaded Sequin Peacock Evening Clutch Bags Party Wedding Purse
Clocolor Evening Bag and Clutches for Women Beaded Sequin Wedding Purse Party Bridal Handbag
Noble Beaded Sequin Flower Evening Purse Large Clutch Bag Handbag for Women

 

Sequined bags

Purses and clutches great for wearing with ethnic wear can come in various designs, but sparkly sequined ones are popular. Most are in metallic colors that come with a beautiful strap to enhance the appearance of the wearer.

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PIJUSHI Womens Crossbody Evening Bag Embossed Floral Party Clutch Bags
Small Floral embroidered vintage Cell Phone Purse and evening bag clutch Classic Wedding Party Shoulder Bag for women
Milisente Women Evening Bag Velvet Pleated Clutch Purse Envelope Clutches
Multicolor floral Purses and Handbags embroidered Evening Clutch Classic Wedding Cocktail Party wristlet
Multicolor floral Purses and Handbags embroidered Evening Clutch Classic Wedding Cocktail Party wristlet for Women

 

Floral bags

Floral printed and embroidered bags are a part of traditional clothing, and it makes sense if you match floral bags with traditional ethnic wear. They go perfectly with ethnic gowns, churidars, shararas, and other ethnic dresses.

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Women Canvas Shoulder Bags Totes: Phoenix Sequins Embroidery Handbags Stylish Casual Shoulder Bags With Pendants Decorated
Anya Embroidered Sequin Patch Indian Sari Decorative Cross body Shoulder Bag/Embroidered Hobo Shoulder Bag (Mutli Beauty),14 x 13 x 4 inches
Vintage Embroidered Shoulder Bag for Women, Canvas Boho Ethnic Bag Travel Tote Bags
Embroidered Canvas Shoulder Bag Vintage Boho Ethnic Handbag Totes Travel Beach Bag
Emroidered Sequin Patch Indian Sari Decorative Cross Body Shoulder Bag/Embroidered Hobo Shoulder Bag (Mutli Beauty)

 

Tote bag

Easy to carry and extremely spacious, the tote bag is the ideal bag to wear with salwar suits (either traditional or contemporary), kurtis, or casual sarees. Finish off the look by adorning yourself with minimal jewelry and a pair of chic footwear.

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JOSEKO Clutch Purses for Women, Tassel Straw Handbag Vintage Handwoven Bag Summer Beach Bag
Purpledip Rich Velvet & Jute Potli Bag (Clutch, Drawstring Purse, Evening Handbag) For Women With Gold Embroidery Work and Golden Beads String, Red (11477)
Small Medium Straw Boho Bali Beach Rattan Clutch Satchel Crossbody Bag Purse
Straw Clutch Purse, JOSEKO Women Straw Envelope Bag Wallet Summer Beach Handbag Beach Clutch Purse
FENBEN Bamboo Handbag, Beach Purse Bag Half Moon Bag, Crossbody Bag for Women

 

Woven bags

For women who prefer a classy, nature-inspired, and modern appeal, bags and clutches made of woven materials like hemp, jute, straw, and rattan are great options. They can outshine the crowd of heavily embroidered, shiny bags while staying simple and humble. They look chick with Indian ethnic wear.

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Hobo Shoulder Bag Messenger Casual Everyday Large Hippie Market Thick Functional
Craft Trade Embroidered Sling Bag Rajasthani Handmade Designer Purse/Crossbody Bag for Women & Girls
Elephant Sling Bag, Foldover Clutch, Hand Bag, Shoulder Bag & Cross Body Bag for Women & Girls (Blue Color)
SalsaNights Bag Pom Pom Swingpack Tribe Ethnic Embroidered Sling Crossbody Hippie Hobo Shoulder Purse

 

Embroidered sling bags

The old-fashioned embroidered sling bag is another great option to wear with sarees, palazzos, lehengas, and more. It’s the bag to pick when you are not going for elegant, but more practical and casual. Embroideries can range from geometric, vintage, and floral designs.

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Women Hand Fashion canvas Crossbody Bags Cotton Bohemian Animal Prints boho Bags
Patchwork Brown Cotton Hobo Crossbody Shoulder Bag Hipster Boho Sling Messenger School Casual
The Collection Royal Dip Dye Cotton Sling Crossbody Shoulder Applique Mini Hobo Bag
Stripe Cotton Bohemian Shoulder Hippie Hobo Bag Large Light Weight 36"
KARRESLY Women's Sling Crossbody Bag Thai Top Handmade Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap

 

Hobo bag

Simple and easy to carry, the hobo bag is perfect for those going for a laid-back, casual look. Hobo bags even offer enough space to hold all your belongings, especially if you’re bringing a foldable umbrella with you to block off the sun. Pair it with your kurta, salwar kameez, or even a flared ethnic gown for an out-of-the-box style.

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Jessica McClintock Women's Molly Gold Metallic Minaudiere
Fawziya Embroidery Wedding Clutch Satin Sequin Evening Bags And Clutches For Women
Olivia Beaded Clutch Evening Bag by Shumeera
Tanpell Womens Crystal Evening Clutch Bag Wedding Purse Bridal Prom Handbag Party Bag
Women Bridal Clutch, Evening Purse, Wedding Clutch, Evening Clutch With Full Beaded Wristlet and Detachable Shoulder Chain.

 

Minaudiere clutch

For fashion-forward women, minaudieres are the first option to pick for sprucing up the look of a designer ethnic dress. They can hold a minimal amount of items, but so what if you’re there to party? Slip in an ethnic gown or designer saree and pair it with a minaudiere clutch.