Ah, how I love a good evening bag! If one chooses well, it can remain an active part of your accessory wardrobe for decades, whatever the vagaries of Dame Fashion or your personal figure changes. The key is to choose something you truly love that can stand the test of that time in both construction and design.
I can think of nothing that passes (and possibly surpasses) both tests for me as well as a mesh evening bag. The subtle shimmer of the metal, the cool elegance, the strength, and the way they have been admired for well over a hundred years by people of taste mean this is an investment well worth making when you find one that calls to you in a siren song of desire.
Take, for instance, this handsome Art Deco style bag:
Or, if that’s too geometrical for you, how about a softer, peacock feather motif:
Still too much for your taste? Don’t worry. They come in plain colors, too, and are equally gorgeous:
All three of these fabulous bags are made by Whiting and Davis, a company that has been producing mesh evening bags for more than a hundred years, and available for order from Raspberry Beret. Come for the mesh bags, but be sure to check out some of their pretty BoHo clothes, too. Many come in sizes up to 6X.