Monday 20 May 2019

In the bag: 30 seriously stylish bridal clutch bags to complete your wedding day look

The chic clutch bag is still very much a staple of the occasion wardrobe - even Meghan Markle has given up her mini handle and bracelet bags for the regal alternative. THEVOW.ie Ed Karen Birney picks the best for brides this summer.

Bathilda by Dune £75/€99
Bathilda by Dune £75/€99
Dune clutch and shoes
To Have and to Hold clutch by Sophie Webster online, £395.00
White pom pom clutch, New Look, €19.99
Flamingo beaded clutch, New Look, €24.99
White brooch box, New Look, €24.99
Miss 2 Mrs clutch by Aldo online, €45.00
LK Bennett X Jenny Packham online
Beatrice bag by LK Bennett X Jenny Packham, online
LOVE Pink/Purple purse, online at ALDO, €14.98
Sequin clutch by Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams, €54.40
Bridal clutch by Dune
Savannah Miller at Debenhams, €42.60
Brooch clutch, New Look, €19.99
Brooch clutch, New Look, €19.99
Tassle clutch, New Look, €22.99
No1 Jenny Packham clutch, Debenhams, €44.00
Kurt Geiger clutch, RRP €50.00, Price €35.00 at Kildare Village
All you need is Love clutch from I Know the Queen, online, £80.00
Furla Julia bag, RRP €322, Price €209 at Kildare Village
Cream pearl clutch, New Look, €24.99
Tassle bag by Accessorize at Littlewoods Ireland, €40.00
Rose gold box bag, River Island, €60.00
River Island, €37.00
Leaf lock bag, Olga Berg, Arnotts, €80.00
Ted Baker, €42.00
Ted Baker, €150 at Brown Thomas
Ema mini top handle clutch by Olga Berg, €72.00, Arnotts
Confetti clutch, Lulu Guinness, €295
Crystal clutch box, Sophia Webster, €470, Brown Thomas
Ted Baker, €130, Brown Thomas
Acrylic clutch, Cult Gaia, €330, Brown Thomas
Selena bag by Accessorize, €40.09, asos.com
Floral embroidered clutch, Accessorize at asos.com, €51.15
Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle, holding her clutch bag, arrives to attend a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. / Getty Images / POOL / CHRIS JACKSONCHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Delpozo bow clutch mini bag, €500, Brown Thomas
Karen Birney

Karen Birney

While the wedding ceremony might have you clutching on to your bouquet and dress as you saunter down the aisle, there's a lot to be said for ditching the flowers in favour of a good bridal bag as soon as the formalities are done.

Luckily, it being wedding season, there are heaps of beautiful bridal clutch bags currently on the market for every bride's budget.

All you need is Love clutch from I Know the Queen online, £80.00 | Ema mini top handle clutch by Olga Berg, €72.00, Arnotts | Tassle bag by Accessorize at Littlewoods Ireland, €40.00 | Sequin clutch by Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams, €54.40 | Beatrice bag by LK Bennett X Jenny Packham, online | To Have and to Hold clutch by Sophie Webster online, £395.00 | Cream pearl clutch, New Look, €24.99 | Miss 2 Mrs clutch by Aldo online, €45.00
All you need is Love clutch from I Know the Queen online, £80.00 | Ema mini top handle clutch by Olga Berg, €72.00, Arnotts | Tassle bag by Accessorize at Littlewoods Ireland, €40.00 | Sequin clutch by Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams, €54.40 | Beatrice bag by LK Bennett X Jenny Packham, online | To Have and to Hold clutch by Sophie Webster online, £395.00 | Cream pearl clutch, New Look, €24.99 | Miss 2 Mrs clutch by Aldo online, €45.00

A great purse is a nice way to add a pop of colour to your bridal getup, whether it's with a pale 'something blue' or something a little more festive. It's can also be a cool way to add some personality to your big white dress - a fun tropical print for a destination wedding or a fierce slogan to really make a statement.

The good news is that everything is in (as it should be) from cute embellished duffle bags to chic box clutches to fabulous fringing, whimsical tassles, muted shades and bold brights you honestly can't go wrong.

Where to shop for a wedding day bag?

There are plenty of options for bagging a beautiful bridal purse in Ireland no matter what your budget. Thrifty brides should keep an eye on Penneys (of course) and New Look for brilliant budget options that tick all the boxes, while those with a little more to spend can look to Accessorize, Dune, Quiz and River Island.

Online, asos is always a good bet, but also try Littlewoods Ireland as they often have some pieces on sale. If you're on the hunt for a mid-range designer try Arnotts, Debenhams and Kildare Village, or if you're planning to splurge hit up Brown Thomas or net-a-porter online.

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If whimsical purses are your bag, I Know the Queen, Sophia Webster, Charlotte Olympia and Aldo online should make a good shopping start.

Gallery: 30 beautiful wedding bags for the stylish bride

To Have and to Hold clutch by Sophie Webster online, £395.00
To Have and to Hold clutch by Sophie Webster online, £395.00
LK Bennett X Jenny Packham online
Flamingo beaded clutch, New Look, €24.99
Miss 2 Mrs clutch by Aldo online, €45.00
White brooch box, New Look, €24.99
White pom pom clutch, New Look, €19.99
Beatrice bag by LK Bennett X Jenny Packham, online
LOVE Pink/Purple purse, online at ALDO, €14.98
Sequin clutch by Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams, €54.40
Savannah Miller at Debenhams, €42.60
Brooch clutch, New Look, €19.99
Brooch clutch, New Look, €19.99
Tassle clutch, New Look, €22.99
No1 Jenny Packham clutch, Debenhams, €44.00
Kurt Geiger clutch, RRP €50.00, Price €35.00 at Kildare Village
All you need is Love clutch from I Know the Queen, online, £80.00
Furla Julia bag, RRP €322, Price €209 at Kildare Village
Cream pearl clutch, New Look, €24.99
Tassle bag by Accessorize at Littlewoods Ireland, €40.00
Rose gold box bag, River Island, €60.00
River Island, €37.00
Leaf lock bag, Olga Berg, Arnotts, €80.00
Ted Baker, €42.00
Ted Baker, €150 at Brown Thomas
Ema mini top handle clutch by Olga Berg, €72.00, Arnotts
Confetti clutch, Lulu Guinness, €295
Crystal clutch box, Sophia Webster, €470, Brown Thomas
Ted Baker, €130, Brown Thomas
Acrylic clutch, Cult Gaia, €330, Brown Thomas
Selena bag by Accessorize, €40.09, asos.com
Floral embroidered clutch, Accessorize at asos.com, €51.15
Delpozo bow clutch mini bag, €500, Brown Thomas

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