Evening bags may be the most fun type of handbag: they're exclusively used for nights out, so picking one out always brings a little excitement about what's ahead. And fittingly for a purse that's all about an event, evening bags often come in rich hues, metallic finishes and with glamorous touches like gem clasps and sequin studding. Because an evening bag doesn't need to be a practical everyday handbag, it's fun to experiment with different sizes, colors and textures; a pale satin sequin chain-strap bag is perfect for a spring wedding, while a petite hard-sided minaudiere is ideal for a winter cocktail gala. Delicate embroidery is glamorous and elegant, while an oversized envelope clutch is instantly chic. Pick a bag that matches your dress exactly or choose a classic that will never go out of style – you can't go wrong.