How To Choose the Best Evening Bag For Events

When it comes to evening events, it's all about making a statement. And when every minor detail contributes to your overall look, choosing the perfect evening bag becomes an art. Since all eyes will be on you, it's crucial to choose a bag that not only complements your outfit, but also elevates your style.

First, consider the nature of the event. If it's an upscale affair, such as a gala or a formal seated dinner, opt for an evening bag that exudes glamour and sophistication. This could mean subtle and refined, like a monochrome beaded clutch, or it could mean all-out glam, like a bag covered in sequins or mirrored glass beads. For events that have a slightly more casual vibe, including an office holiday party or a lively night out on the town, don't be afraid to embrace the playful side of your personal style. An evening bag with details like fringe or floral, or in a whimsical, unexpected shape, is the perfect option for more relaxed events. Plus, they're guaranteed to keep the conversation going!

Whatever your upcoming event entails, and no matter what you plan to wear, Mary Frances has the right evening bag. Our entire collection of eclectic embellished handbags is designed to perfectly compliment any outfit, no matter how glamorous the gala. With one of these five Mary Frances evening bag styles, you will be sure to make a statement!

Idol Crossbody/Shoulder Handbag

Idol Crossbody/Shoulder Handbag

As far as evening bags go, a little (or a lot of!) sparkle can go a very long way. Proving that point, the Idol Crossbody/Shoulder Handbag epitomizes glamour and sophistication. The bag is covered in thousands of shimmering silver and glass beads, every one of them laid by hand; and it’s finished with a soft, silver leather on the back. The intricate beadwork adds a luxe texture that catches the light, commanding attention. It's functional, too, with an adjustable chain strap that can be worn as a crossbody or a shoulder bag. The Idol is an ideal choice for events that call for serious glam and sparkle.

Flitter & Gleam Crossbody Handbag

Flitter & Gleam

Every event needs a dash of whimsy, and the Flitter & Gleam Crossbody Handbag is just the evening bag to provide it. Inspired by the ethereal beauty of butterflies, this silver-beaded crossbody bag is a fashionable fusion of elegance and playfulness. The bag is detailed with glass and smoky grey rhinestones, adding a dreamy aura to its design. It’s also as functional as it is gorgeous, featuring a detachable silver chain shoulder strap for versatility. For a chic and glamorous look, pair this stunning bag with a bold-colored dress and silver heels. Whether it's an art gallery opening, a cocktail party, or a charity event, the Flitter & Gleam Crossbody Handbag is your ticket to make a memorable style statement.

Fringe Benefit Black Crossbody

Fringe Benefit

Let loose and hit the dance floor while wearing the Fringe Benefit Black Crossbody evening bag as the perfect accessory! At first glance, it may look like a relatively basic black crossbody, but it's anything but! The Fringe Benefit is covered in black beads and black floral motif embroidery, accented with its signature bead fringe. Not only does the fringe add movement, but it lends a playful, relaxed bohemian vibe. This bag is an excellent option for softening a super structured look and if your event is a bit more casual.

Fringe Benefit Black Crossbody

Chilled Handbag

Want to make a bold statement at your event? Do so with a classy touch of humor and whimsy by choosing the Chilled Handbag. This unique bag is shaped like a picnic basket and features a 3-D bottle of wine, wine glasses, and green grapes chilling on a bed of ice. The ice is so realistic looking, we almost guarantee you'll have people coming over asking to touch it! Chilled is truly the perfect conversation starter, and it adds a playful but elegant touch to any evening look.

Olive You Crossbody Clutch

Olive You Crossbody Clutch

Whether you prefer your martinis stirred or shaken, the Olive You Crossbody Clutch will have you craving one. Reminiscent of an iconic martini, complete with a genuine Labradorite gemstone "olive," this evening bag is as flirtatious as it is sophisticated and stylish. Wear the beaded bag on the shoulder or as a crossbody, or tuck in the strap and carry it as a clutch. It's the ideal choice for upscale events like cocktail parties, where you want to make a lasting impression.

Elevate Your Evening Look with Mary Frances

Ready to make a statement at your next event? Choosing the perfect evening bag is just as much about that, as expressing your own individual style. Thankfully, Mary Frances has a huge selection of evening and special occasion bags, with something for everyone. Explore our full collection today to find the perfect accessory, whether you're going for Old Hollywood glam, playful, or unapologetically, all-out bold.