The Best Embellished Handbags For Every Occasion!

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 21 of the best embellished handbags, clutch bags and more for women of all ages for every occasion - from wedding guests to holiday parties, date night, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, a night on the town with friends and more.

 

 

Embellished handbags are one of the hottest winter 2022 accessory trends, and I’m here for it. I’ve always loved gorgeous embellishments, especially sequins, pearls, and rhinestones, but tend to see this style more during the holiday season. With many of us looking to dress up this year (I know I am after being sick for nearly two weeks!) I’m excited that embellished clothing and accessories are hotter than ever.

A gorgeous crystal, sequin of pearl-embellished handbag is ideal for date night, Valentine’s Day, wedding guest season, and that’s just the beginning! In fact, you can even carry a beautiful sequin clutch to brunch with your besties. This style is glamorous, chic and will dress up any casual outfit! You can pair a stunning embellished bag with a classic black blazer, jeans, and pumps. It will also look great with your wedding guest dress!

If you’re searching for the perfect evening bag, or a beautiful clutch for the next wedding you’re invited to, you’re in luck! Today I’m excited to share the 21 best and most popular embellished handbags in a variety of styles and price ranges.

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Gorgeous Embellished Minaudières

If you’re searching for a handbag that will make a statement and will elevate any outfit, look no further than this beautiful crystal embellished minaudière! This gorgeous art deco-inspired bag from Nina is perfection. It’s available in silver multi (silver/blue), gold multi, and black/white. Which one is your favorite? At under $140 with free shipping, I simply adore them all!

NINA Gelsey Crystal Embellished Minaudière Gold Multi best embellished handbags
NINA Gelsey Crystal Embellished Minaudière Gold Multi

 

 

 

Judith Lieber Couture designs the most gorgeous embellished minaudières on the planet. There are so many beauties to choose from, I struggled to only feature a few! For instance, one can’t go wrong with the Judith Lieber Couture Crystal Embellished Box Clutch. This sophisticated silver hematite clutch with a drop-in chain strap is perfection. It will look great with the dress of your choice in any style! You can also pair this beautiful minaudière with a classic blouse and wide-leg trousers or an elegant jumpsuit. There are so many options!

Judith Leiber Couture Crystal Embellished Box Clutch Silver Hematite best embellished handbags
Judith Leiber Couture Crystal Embellished Box Clutch Silver Hematite

 

 

 

I’m obsessed with this showstopping Judith Leiber Couture Slide Lock Clutch! It is available in two colors: “silver light siam”, and in “silver jet”. Both colors are incredibly popular and nearly sold out! This lovely red is perfect for Valentine’s Day, date night, and many holiday seasons to come. If you’re searching for a gorgeous timeless clutch that is sure to garner compliments for years to come, you can’t go wrong with this beauty!

Judith Leiber Couture Crystal Embellished Slide Lock Clutch Silver Light Siam best embellished handbags
Judith Leiber Couture Crystal Embellished Slide Lock Clutch Color: Silver Light Siam

 

 

 

Embellished Top Handle Handbags

Marie Claire recently shared a few of the top handbag trends for spring, and stated that the top handle handbag isn’t going anywhere in 2022! As someone who loves the convenience of carrying a top handle handbag, this makes me happy! One can’t go wrong with the highly coveted and budget-friendly Nina Crystal Embellished Top Handle Bag. This gorgeous taupe bag is the perfect neutral bag for date night or an evening wedding! It’s less than $70 with free shipping and is sure to be a favorite for years to come.

NINA Crystal Embellished Top Handle Bag Taupe best embellished handbags
NINA Crystal Embellished Top Handle Bag Taupe

 

 

 

Black and gold is one of my favorite color combinations! It’s elegant, timeless, and absolutely gorgeous. This best selling olga berg Ellie Crystal Mesh Ring Handle Bag is back in stock and truly magnificent! I’m obsessed with the black crystal mesh exterior and the gold top handle. It is truly a work of art and sure to be a favorite for years to come.

olga berg Ellie Crystal Mesh Ring Handle Bag black Gold embellished handbags
olga berg Ellie Crystal Mesh Ring Handle Bag Black

 

 

 

This exquisite leather and suede JIMMY CHOO Callie Crystal & Pearl-Embellished Top-Handle Bag is ideal for every woman, especially those of us who adore pearl embellishments. It is classic, chic, and will always be on trend!

JIMMY CHOO Callie Crystal & Pearl-Embellished Top-Handle Bag Black best embellished handbags
JIMMY CHOO Callie Crystal & Pearl-Embellished Top-Handle Bag Black

 

 

 

The Best Embellished Clutch Bags

I have to admit 80s inspired fashion is growing on me! I’m loving shoulder pads, spandex leggings, high-waisted jeans, and this gorgeous 80s inspired Crystal Embellished Cylinder Clutch. Don’t you love the crystal-encrusted flap on this black clutch? I do, too! This beauty has a removable chain strap and is very affordable at just $58 with free shipping! It is perfect for winter, an elegant evening out, and the holiday season!

NINA Crystal Embellished Satin Cylinder Clutch Black White best embellished handbags
NINA Crystal Embellished Satin Cylinder Clutch Black White

 

 

 

This beautiful black Reiss Astrid beaded Clutch (with a detachable gold chain) is incredibly versatile. It can be worn as a belt bag (across your chest), crossbody, and as a shoulder bag! It will look great paired with popular faux leather joggers and pumps, a little black dress, and heeled sandals, and that’s just the beginning!

REISS Astrid Beaded Clutch Black Gold glass beaded embellished handbags
REISS Astrid Beaded Clutch Black

 

 

 

Pearl is my birthstone, and so happy to see that pearl embellished handbags, shoes, accessories and clothing are incredibly popular this year! This phenomenal Judith Leiber Couture Beaded Envelope Clutch is on my birthday wish list! Mid-June may be five months away, but I am eager to carry this stunning pearl embellished clutch (with a drop-in clutch) throughout the year. It is available in the colors “champagne jet mix” and in “silver rhine mix.” Which one is your favorite? I will gladly accept both, please!!

Judith Leiber Couture Beaded Envelope Clutch Champagne Jet Mix best embellished handbags
Judith Leiber Couture Beaded Envelope Clutch Champagne Jet Mix

 

 

 

This magnificent Jimmy Choo Venus Small Embellished Clutch in the color “latte” is an absolute dream. It is perfect for the bride-to-be at her engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner. I also think this gorgeous clutch (which can also be worn crossbody) will look phenomenal with your winter whites, or with your favorite pair of white pants and a blush pink sweater or a dress come spring.

Jimmy Choo Venus Small Embellished Clutch Latte best embellished handbags
Jimmy Choo Venus Small Embellished Clutch Latte

 

 

 

Embellished Shoulder Bags

My love is strong for this elegant versatile STAUD Beaded Bean Shoulder Bag in black and white. It can be worn on the shoulder, the crook of the arm, and you can also remove the strap and wear it as a clutch! This lovely glass beaded bag is perfect for a wedding guest, date night, a school dance, or an evening out with friends!

STAUD Beaded Bean Shoulder Bag Black White best crystal embellished handbags clutch
STAUD Beaded Bean Shoulder Bag Black White

 

 

 

It doesn’t get any prettier than this Judith Leiber Couture Brigitte Crystal Embellished Shoulder Bag in the color “Silver Rhine”. This elegant bag (with a removable strap) has a sophisticated satin lining and is sheer perfection. It can be worn time and time again to weddings, date nights, birthday celebrations, anniversary dinners, and more! Don’t you think it will look fab with a red dress on Valentine’s Day? I do, too!

Judith Leiber Couture Brigitte Crystal Embellished Shoulder Bag Silver Rhine best embellished handbags
Judith Leiber Couture Brigitte Crystal Embellished Shoulder Bag Silver Rhine

 

 

 

This must have Alexander Wang Black Crystal-Embellished Mesh Shoulder Bag will dress up any casual outfit. You can wear it with jeans and a top, with a dress or with a leather skirt and sweater (to name just a few options)!

ALEXANDER WANG Crystal-embellished mesh shoulder bag Black best embellished handbags
ALEXANDER WANG Crystal-embellished mesh shoulder bag black

 

 

 

This best selling and incredibly popular Cult Gaia Hera Nano Shoulder Bag (with knot detailing on the shoulder straps) sold out numerous times during the holidays and is finally back in stock in a few different colors. I’ve been obsessed with this gorgeous bag for months and think it will look phenomenal with anything and everything in your wardrobe – from a trendy top with feather detailing to a classic black jumpsuit, jeans, and a beautiful black blazer. You can also wear it with a fab lace dress, or a gorgeous gown and that’s just the beginning! If you’ve had this extremely popular bag on your wish list as well, I highly suggest grabbing it before it sells out again! PS: This beautiful bag will also make a great gift for the special lady on your list!

Cult Gaia Hera Nano Shoulder Bag Clear embellished handbags
Cult Gaia Hera Nano Shoulder Bag Clear

 

 

 

The absolutely breathtaking and extremely popular CULT GAIA Hera Nano Knotted Embellished Shoulder Bag is also available in this lovely pink shade called “palm”. Isn’t it fabulous? This gorgeous bag has a knotted removable strap so you can carry it as a clutch as well! It is perfect for winter and will be ideal for any occasion come spring.

CULT GAIA Hera Nano Knotted Embellished Shoulder Bag Palm best embellished handbags pink
CULT GAIA Hera Nano Knotted Embellished Shoulder Bag Color: Palm

 

 

 

Here is a closeup of the beautiful Cult Gaia Nano Shoulder Bag! It looks great paired with this ruched cream dress. This gorgeous bag will also look amazing paired with a black dress, or a jumpsuit to name a few.

CULT GAIA Hera Nano Knotted Embellished Shoulder Bag Palm best embellished handbags pink
CULT GAIA Hera Nano Knotted Embellished Shoulder Bag Color: Palm

 

 

 

Like many of you, I love items that do double duty since it’s as if you’re purchasing two items in one! This trendy, gorgeous, and fun Gedebe Mylove Fringe Sequin Buckle Shoulder Bag is beyond fabulous. Not only is it a shoulder bag, but you can remove the strap and wear it as a clutch. This lovely bag is available in three colors fuxia (Fuschia), silver, and multicolor stripes. Which one is your favorite? I adore them all, especially in versatile silver since it will get the most wear!

GEDEBE Mylove Fringe Sequin Buckle Shoulder Bag Silver best embellished handbags
GEDEBE Mylove Fringe Sequin Buckle Shoulder Bag Silver

 

 

 

Like many of you, I’m head over heels in love with YSL handbags. This stunning Saint Laurent Jamie Medium Sequin Wool Shoulder Bag in the color 1000 Nero (black) is timeless, elegant, sophisticated, and perfect for every occasion! This is one bag you will carry for many years to come!

Saint Laurent Jamie Medium Sequin Wool Shoulder Bag 1000 Nero Black best embellished handbags
Saint Laurent Jamie Medium Sequin Wool Shoulder Bag 1000 Nero

 

 

 

Fashionphile has quite a few gorgeous Chanel sequin bags available on their website and it was difficult to choose just one! I purchased my first Chanel bag nearly a year ago and I’m extremely pleased with my purchase. Not only has my handbag increased in value by over $2,000 in just a matter of months, but this is one bag I know that I will carry for years to come. One way to save when purchasing Chanel handbags is by shopping at a reseller online. Fashionphile is one of the top resellers on the market, and while I haven’t purchased the handbag of my dreams there just yet, I know I will purchase one in the future! This fab black Chanel Sequin Embroidered Small Single Flap Bag from Fashionphile is in excellent condition and is absolutely breathtaking. It’s perfect for every elegant occasion, is a must for a date, and will be ideal come holiday party season as well. In fact, this is one bag that you can pass down from generation to generation! 

CHANEL SEQUIN EMBROIDERED SMALL SINGLE FLAP BLACK best embellished handbags
Chanel Sequin Embroidered Small Sequin Flap Bag Black

 

 

 

Must Have Embellished Crossbody Bags

The crossbody bag gained popularity years ago, and this is one versatile style that isn’t going anywhere! If you love “rocker chic” clothing and accessories as much as I do, you’ll adore this fab Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Knuckle Ring Bag as well! This “gothic glam” is perfect for a rock concert at a small venue, and is definitely one I’d pair with my favorite jeans, Golden Goose sneakers, and Metallica band shirt. It’ll also look great with a dress or high-waisted jeans, boots, and a sweater! How will you wear it?

Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Knuckle Ring Crossbody Bag Black best designer embellished bags
Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Knuckle Ring Crossbody Bag Black

 

 

 

You can’t go wrong with this lovely ladylike Zac Zac Posen Posen Beaded Crossbody Bag for every occasion! It’s available in the colors “Rose Quartz” and in “silver .” I’m obsessed with the dainty glass bead detailing, the adjustable hand strap, and the removable shoulder strap, so you can carry it as a clutch if you’d like.

Zac Zac Posen Posen Beaded Crossbody Bag Rose Quartz best embellished handbags
Zac Zac Posen Posen Beaded Crossbody Bag Rose Quartz

 

 

 

A yellow gold sequin handbag isn’t just for the holidays! It can be worn time and time again throughout the year. This beautiful Kurt Geiger London Kensington Sequin Crossbody Bag in yellow will look great with ivory, cream, blush pink, or black attire!

Kurt Geiger Kensington Sequins Crossbody Bag Yellow best embellished handbags
Kurt Geiger Kensington Sequins Crossbody Bag Yellow

 

 

 

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 21 of the best embellished handbags, crossbody bags, clutch bags, shoulder bags and more!

 

 

 

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