Size Matters: the Micro Bags vs Oversize Bags Debate
When it comes to this season’s biggest bag trends, there’s only one question to ask yourself: are you Team Mini or Maxi? Let Team Liberty help you decide…
Take your seat in the fashion arena because the micro bags vs oversize bags showdown is dividing trend-followers like never before. In one corner stand all the compact cross-bodies, clutches and shoulder-carriers that for several seasons have reigned supreme, the kind that are just big enough for a credit card, lipstick and solitary house key - if you’re a dab hand at handbag tetris, that is. But don’t be fooled; what these dinky accessories might lack in capacity, they make up for with playfulness, personality and unrivalled cuteness, so is there any wonder why they’re still pinging loud and clear on fashion’s trend radar?
Turn to the other corner though and you’ll find the contest’s rising stars: the-bigger-the-better statement handbags that verge on the other extreme. Jumbo yet never cumbersome, these carry-all totes, barrels and bucket bags have ample space inside for virtually everything you could possibly need throughout the day (think: work laptop, makeup bag, water bottle, gym kit and much, much more). Chic, maximalist and snooze-friendly (if you need to be up and out of the house in a flash, you can literally grab and go), these bags are now back in a, ahem, big way and have their own growing devout following of TikTokers, stylists and editors to boot.
But which of these bag trends will get your backing this season? Before you place your wager, take a look at the season’s most-wanted styles from both sides.