Life is full of special occasions: weddings, proms and school dances, galas and fundraisers, special date nights, graduations, and more. Special occasions may be thought out months and months in advance, or they may seem to crop up all of a sudden. In either case, it’s important to maintain a small collection of special occasion clothing and accessories to help you look and feel your best at these fun, celebratory events.
Donning a gown and getting the perfect shoes is only half the battle: special occasion handbags present a whole new concept in formal dressing. Having a great quality, stylish clutch purse that goes with everything in your formalwear closet can help save you time and money at various occasions in your life. That’s where Jessica McClintock evening bags and evening clutch bags come in.
Essential Evening Bags
No matter where you’re going or what kind of black tie or formal wear you’re sporting, Jessica McClintock has a bag for you. Here are some of the key occasions to accessorize with a Jessica McClintock evening bag.
Whether you’re a wedding guest, in the bridal party, or the bride at a wedding, keeping your essentials close at hand is important. However, at a wedding, you don’t want to throw off the dress code with a clunky, casual bag. Opt instead for a small evening clutch or evening bag.
As a guest, you can go for a soft neutral clutch like the Blaire Framed Satin Evening Clutch. This satin clutch is a formal material, so it will go with any wedding guest ensemble. It also has a spacious central pocket, and interior credit card slip pocket for your go-to card or ID, and a secure snap closure. The elegant detachable chain shoulder strap is your key to a versatile formal look.
As a bride, it can be difficult to find a micro bridal clutch that doesn’t clash with your dress or with the wedding dress code. The Angel Satin Tuxedo Evening Clutch is the perfect bridal purse. It has a dainty, soft satin exterior and traditional flap closure. The Angel evening clutch opens into a large, structured interior pocket and convenient inner card slip pocket. The soft shoulder strap can be worn as a small shoulder bag or can be detached so you can wear it as a wedding clutch.
For Proms and Formals
Proms and formal dances are exciting events for any woman, especially young women for whom this is their first formal event. Make sure you show up to the dance in style and grace with an evening bag in tow.
Dances—particularly proms and other formal dances—are all about expressing yourself with glitz and glam. That is why the Katie Lurex Evening Clutch With Stones is the ideal evening clutch. In both champagne and silver, this evening clutch is the pinnacle of glamor, with an exterior entirely encrusted in shiny mesh.
The traditional flap closure of our Katie evening clutch is adorned with glittering stones and opens up into a large central compartment. There is also a small card slot in the inner wall of the bag for easy access, and a detachable shoulder strap so you can wear this clutch purse with versatility.
For a fun, youthful option for school dances, the Hailey Bow Clutch is perfect! This cheeky clutch features a large bow on the outer flap, and comes in black, gold, and silver. In Jessica McClintock’s elegant metal mesh material, the exterior of this bag looks high-fashion and formal enough for any prom, formal, or school date party. It, too, comes with a detachable strap for maximum versatility in wearing as either a clutch or shoulder purse.
For Various Other Special Occasions
Aside from formal weddings and proms, there are numerous other occasions where a Jessica McClintock evening bag would come in handy: galas, fundraisers, black tie art gallery or museum openings, formal date nights, and fancy nights out on the town with your gal pals. For all these reasons and more, getting an evening bag that reflects your unique style is important.
For subtle intrigue in texture and a traditional silhouette, the Elaina Clutch is great. It features one-of-a-kind pleated satin adorned with crystals, and a large main compartment.
For a stunning silhouette with intrigue, go for the Logan Ball Mesh Pouch. This style of evening bag does not always come to mind when you picture an evening clutch, but it is beautiful and elegant all the same. Worn on the wrist or as a shoulder bag, this evening bag wows.
No matter the reason, Jessica McClintock has you covered with evening bags for any style sense, budget, or occasion! Take a look at our full collection of Satin, Sparkle and Shine, and Metal Mesh evening bags to see what works best for you.