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  1. Beyond that though, there is also the style of the purse to be considered. Sure, you can tell right away if a purse is large or small, but there are also other categories to consider, especially if you are looking for purses to possibly purchase online. This is a brief description of a few different purse styles popular today. The Hobo Bag - This bag is usually on the larger side as purses go. The overall shape is somewhat like a huge crescent roll. This purse does not have a very solid structure and is usually made from materials that are rather soft. It will lose its shape if set down on a solid surface. The name of this bag comes from its shape when carried. It reminds some of the pouch often being carried on the end of a stick by hobos in old railroad drawings. The Tote Bag - This is one of the larger bags sold today and it is designed to do just what its name implies. It totes things. These are often found being used on beaches or at the pool where carrying more than just the barest of necessities is common. These typically have room for bulkier items that smaller purses are not made to handle. These have become very popular and most designers offer them in a variety of colors, materials, and styles. The Wallet Purse - This is a much tinier purse than the others mentioned here. These can actually be used as a wallet within a larger purse or they can be carried by themselves. Some of these purses come with a shoulder strap that can be removed to allow the tiny bag to be shoved into a larger purse. This allows the carrier to still keep essential items like credit cards in order without transferring everything to a larger purse.
  2. high-heeled strappy sandals are an elegant choice for an evening affair and go well with glamorous gown. A more casual or informal event at a courthouse is suitable to more casual shoes like dress mules. But you have to consider more than just the style of shoes for a wedding when you're going to be wearing even an informal wedding gown. Now you have to think about colors and shades, fabrics and alterations and even how detailed the shoes should be. And you should always buy your wedding dress before you go shopping for your footwear. All shades of white are not the same: If your wedding dress is white, take a swatch of the dress fabric with you to match the shoes. If the shoes you want don't match, you might be able to use a bridal rinse to bring them to the correct shade of your dress. Gown Alterations and Wedding Shoes: When you're going out to try on gowns, make sure you have a pair of shoes with you that are the same height of the shoes you'll wearing for your wedding, including any platform height. When you shop for your shoes, take the shoes with you that used for your first gown fitting so you can find the right shoes for a wedding gown final fitting and for your wedding. It's crucial that you do get your wedding shoes before the final fitting. If you happen to get shoes that are even slightly higher or shorter than the shoes you wore for the alterations, your gown could unfortunately end up too long or too short. Coordinating the Fabrics for Wedding Shoes and Gown: Use the bottom of your wedding dress to choose the fabric for your wedding shoes. If you have a shiny fabric wedding gown, select satin shoes to coordinate. The Right Shoes for a Wedding Should Complement Your Gown: The rule of thumb - fancy shoes for a simple dress or simple shoes with a fancy dress. When you go by this rule, you avoid the need for having to match embellishments and details of your gown to the shoes. If you prefer to have shoes with some embellishments like beading or shiny satin, makes sure the details on the shoes coordinate and blend well with the gown. If you start early and take your time, you should have no trouble finding just the right shoes for a wedding that both complement the type of affair and complement the dress.