The Bag You Shouldn't Wear to Holiday Parties, According to Vogue

Meghan Blalock

With Thanksgiving now fading into a blissfully distant memory, holiday party season is officially upon us. Whether you're planning your looks for your office's annual bash, or getting ready to hit your personal social circuit (or likely both), it can be a stressful time when it comes to picking out the right outfits.

Enter Vogue's editors, who are always loaded and ready with valuable information about what and what not to wear. According to Vogue.com's accessories editor, Brooke Ely Danielson, the clutch is officially out—and the hands-free bag in all its various forms is definitely in.

"I have opted for an evening bag with a strap instead of a clutch," Danielson writes. "The long chain is essential when you want to go hands-free. Simply sling it over your shoulder or carry it cross-body style. Best of all, they go with everything from a velvet tuxedo to an evening gown."

There you have it, from the mouths of babes: Exchange your go-to clutch for a strappy bag this holiday party season. Keep scrolling to shop some of our favorite hands-free handbags now!

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