How to Choose the Best Bag Strap Length

How to Choose the Best Bag Strap Length

If you are looking to buy your next replacement handbag strap, it is essential to consider the length of the bag strap. Read along to learn how to find the best bag strap length for your handbag. After all, the bag you wear is an extension of your personality, and it must be comfortable to wear.

Choosing a bag strap length

Our bag strap length is measured from one end to the other, including attachable hooks and hardware. It is different from the drop length, which measures the distance from the peak of the strap to the top of the bag.

How long a bag strap should depend on the type of clothing you are wearing, your height, the position of the bag, and the kind of bag. The following section will discuss options for measuring and finding the perfect bag strap length.

How to measure bag strap length

There are several ways to determine the length of a bag strap:

1, Use a piece of string or yarn attached to your bag.
2, Adjust until the length is correct.
3, Measure the line from end to end to find the best bag strap length.

Another method that is also effective at finding the bag strap length is replicating your existing handbag. If possible, attach your existing bag strap to the bag to determine if it will achieve the desired result.

Typical strap uses and lengths

Below is the recommendation guide to obtaining the strap length based on strap uses. Depending on your height, weight, and bag style, the size of the bag strap may vary. However, the best way to obtain the correct strap length is by measuring it with a string or a yarn like mentioned above.

  • Handle 30-60cm / 12-24 inches
  • Short Shoulder 50-60cm / 19-24 inches
  • Shoulder 70-90cm / 28-35 inches
  • Long Shoulder 95-110cm / 37-43 inches
  • Crossbody 100-140cm / 39-55 inches

Find your best bag straps

When choosing the perfect bag strap length, you must consider how low you want your bag to rest on you and what outfit you are wearing. With L&S Leather hardware and accessories, you will find your desired eye-catching handbag look. If you need assistance finding a bag strap at a certain length, Contact us, and we will help you find the perfect bag strap.