Celebs Have Totally Given Up on This Bag Trend

There was a time when every red carpet and evening look we witnessed celebrities wear featured the same few handbag trends. And while it's true that some celebrity trends will always be a thing (see strappy heeled sandals), other styles wax and wane depending on larger fashion trends afoot. Bags are definitely in the latter. Several seasons ago, we could count on Hollywood's most stylish to emerge with an oversize or boxy clutch in tow. While those evening clutches are far from extinct, there's a newer evening bag trend that celebrities have all been suddenly making a thing.

The newest party bags to be approved by celebs like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Bella Hadid, and Emma Roberts are much more festive. We're talking about cocktail bags covered in sequins, drawstring pouches in luxe velvet, and patent leather mini bags, among similar styles. As we head into the holiday season, it's only a matter of time until we see more and more celebs and style setters donning this new wave of going-out bags. In the meantime, scroll down to see how celebs are giving the bags their stamp of approval, and then shop our favorite versions.


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On Bella Hadid: Judith Leiber Enchanted Allover Beaded Pochette Clutch Bag ($3495), Rombaut Boccaccio boots


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On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Staud Grace Patent-Leather Bag ($275), Amina Muaddi Gilda Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Suede Sandals ($915)


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On Emma Roberts: Bienen-Davis 4am Satin Clutch ($1145)

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.