5 Trendy Bags to Carry with Ethnic Outfits

When it comes to traditional fashion, there is always that million-dollar question lurking around in our heads. And, that is-what bag will look best with a certain ethnic outfit?

Tistabene will try and answer this golden question for you by describing in detail which bag works best with what ethnic outfit and why. We’ll also show you which Bollywood celebrity is carrying the respective ethnic bag and why their look rocks!

1. The Semi-Circle Sling Bag

Easy to carry around, comes with a detachable string and the more embellished, the better.

This sling bag, when paired with heavy Kurtis and pencil heels for a family function, completes your look and adds the requisite balance to a heavy outfit.

Aditi Rao Hydari can be seen wearing a yellow silk umbrella asymmetric Kurta here with this cute half-circle sling bag.


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Image Source: Pinterest (Flikster)

2. Hand Clutches

Oh, they have been around for a long, long time. And they are here to stay. Hand clutches come in a variety of shapes these days, a box, a round shape, and even a hexagon. But the perk of carrying them is that they accentuate and neutralize your entire ethnic look in one go.

Janhvi Kapoor can be seen sporting a box clutch here that matches with her Lehenga blouse (style tip!) because both appear in sequence-y golden hues. This clutch contributes beautifully to the outfit.


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Image Source: Pinterest (Pinkvilla)

3. The Lehenga Fanny

Call them belt packs or bun packs, but they in vogue and we love how designers have incorporated this retro trend of fanny pack into ethnic fashion.

Fanny packs on Lehengas have caught our eye on the runway and celebrities as well.

They are convenient kangaroo pouches in which you can put your phone and money. They are somewhat aesthetically pleasing too! Kiara Advani was spotted with a tiny waist bag on her Lehenga, which gave an edge to this modern ethnic look.

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Image Source: Instagram (papa dont preach by shubhika)

4. The Classic Potli Bag

The list would be incomplete without this legendary handbag. The Potli bag may be small, but its presence is unforgiving and memorable. You will remember the glimmering stones, sequins, and mirrors on it. A potli bag, needless to say, is a classic and versatile option which is a must-have in every girl’s wardrobe. Any occasion, any ethnic outfit, it will fit just right. They instantly make the look feminine and elegant.

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Image Source: Instagram (Sabyasach)i

5. The Iconic Handbag

Well, we saved the best for the last. This classic handbag goes with just about everything, and its’ aesthetic value increases tremendously when it is slung over the wrist with a neutral-colored cotton Sari.

To prove that this look works well; here is Kangana Ranaut walking effortlessly at an airport looking like a boss lady. This look can be easily taken from the airport to a board room. She looks graceful, and she also manages to make a style statement with neutral colours, a sharp blazer, and a classic leather handbag. Another look that we are totally digging on is Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s look. She paired her exaggerated Anarkali with a duster and to balance this larger than life look, she carried a boxy leather handbag which was minimal in design. There are no limitations to experiment with fashion as long as you own it with confidence.

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Image Source: Left- Instagram (Viral Bhayani)
Right- Instagram (Sonam Kapoor Ahuja)


We are sure that you have a teensy bit of an idea of which handbags will look most appropriate with which ethnic outfit. We want it to look good on you. Not just our artificial jewellery but everything else you wear when you are out and about. And, we also hope that our dear Bollywood celebrities also play a role in helping you understand which ethnic bag works best with which ethnic outfit.

Keep visiting tistabene for designer long kurtis and personalized jewellery and fashion jewellery as well.


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