Prom Handbags & Purses~

The final touch to your special outfit is a prom handbag or purse to bring your prom look all together. Choose a handbag that is simple and elegant or funky and full of personality. It's a great opportunity to add a little flair—just remember you want to compliment your prom dress, not distract from it!

Your prom handbag may be a color that matches your shoes, or you might go for the same color as your dress. With either choice, you want to use your handbag to tie your look together.

Prom Purses ~ Small is Beautiful

Your prom handbag is meant carry the barest necessities, not everything you own! Keep it small and easy to carry. Don't let your bag overpower your dress, it's an accessory, not the main feature. Your prom purse is highly visible, and will take away from your dress if it is too big, too worn or 'cheap' looking. It is best kept to an evening bag size, knapsacks are definitely out!

Have Fun with the Style and Color

A evening clutch bag is the traditional style for prom handbags. You will also find cute mini 'purse' styles with a handle and delicate over-the-shoulder styles with silk, braided or glitter straps that won't overwhelm your dress. Consider your height when choosing your bag. An over-the-shoulder bag looks best on a tall frame while the clutch style is ideal for petite prom girls.

Be selective if you're looking for a metallic prom purse, even if your prom gown is very 'party' style and has gold or silver accents, a metallic fabric might cheapen your look. It's better to stay with classic or trendy colors to compliment your dress. Subtle is best when it comes to metallic.

Beads, Feathers and Glitz ~ It's All in the Bag!

Go crazy with accents on your prom handbag, just make sure the accents are well-attached so you're not leaving a trail of beads or feathers behind you. If you're handy with sewing, consider making yourself something fun and creative, adding beading, embroidery, appliques, feather, ribbons or crystals to your bag to jazz it up. Add a glitzy brooch to a simple black clutch purse and you've got glamour to go!

Find your perfect prom shoes at

BCBGeneration - Tate Prom Clutch

BCBGeneration - Tate Foldover Prom Clutch

Dinner, drinks or dancing? Even when you're partying you need to pay attention to detail, but you really only need one accessory when it comes to this statement-making clutch! Made of synthetic materials and polyester. Brand logo plaque. Fold-over construction. Magnetic closure.

Betsey Johnson - Evening Lace Skull Frame (Pink) - Bags and Luggage

Betsey Johnson - Evening Lace Skull Prom Clutch

Just because you're attending a black-tie event, doesn't meant you have to dress stuffy. Stand out in the most stylishly spectacular way carrying this Betsey Johnson framed clutch! ; Sturdy framed clutch with a skull-patterned lace overlay. ; Holds your credit cards, currency, ID and red lipstick. ; Crossbody chain is perfect for when you want to be hands-free.

Nina - Mette (Black/Silver) - Bags and Luggage

Nina - MetteProm Clutch

Drizzled in elegance, you'll have a line up of dance partners with the beaded Nina™ Mette! Polyester clutch with beaded detailing. Magnetic-snap flap closure. Features a slip pocket. Colorfully lined interior.

Jessica McClintock Prom Clutch

Jessica McClintock Champagne Prom Clutch

Add a feminine flair to your ensemble with this chic clutch from Jessica McClintock. Available in multiple colors.


More styles ~ find your perfect prom handbag:

Jessica McClintock: Jessica McClintock Handbags