They say that three’s a trend, but there were more than three shows that offered up ultra-wide bag straps for Fall 2016. Consider Christian Dior (shown far left), where the shoulder bags were covered in sequins and bows, and finished off with a wide canvas strap (in addition to smaller handles). This is a trend built for the modern day woman—with purpose and practicality in mind. At Valentino (center), where the inspiration was ballet, you could imagine prima ballerinas leaving practice with bags slung across their chests, filled with pastel pink pointe shoes and leotards. At Burberry, straps were wider than wide, with a strong military feeling. They almost looked like a clutch, with a strap so wide you’d have to wear it across your body. Wider straps also appeared at Prada, where the message was more is more and the bags were criss crossed across bodies laden with corsets.
Consider it form meets function.