So I've heard before that your purse should match your body type/size. That if you are a plus-size woman you should carry larger purses (and smaller built women should carry smaller). That it's all about proportion and balance.
Some of these declarations/articles (such as this saleclothes.org article) make some good points about how a bag on your hips will accentuate that area but statements like "Never ever use a small handbag if you have a plus size figure. As we said above, toting a small purse will only call attention to your size" always just rubs me the wrong way.
Which is maybe when Style has No size posted a blog called "Bags have no size!!" it made me smile. It's true though, I don't ever have to walk into a store and worry about if they'll have "my size" purse.
Maybe it's because I'm a purse fanatic. I honestly can't tell you how many I have in my closet. Different colors, different styles, different sizes but all me. Just because my body is a size 26 doesn't mean I should be fashionably restricted to larger bags. That's the same mind thought that says I shouldn't wear stripes, mini skirts or tight clothes.
Forget that! I'll buy and wear what I want - whether it's a shirt, dress, purse or earrings. I say buy what you like and stay sassy.