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How to Change Chanel Strap Lengths

By Bebefuzz

One of the fantastic things about classic Chanel flaps is the versatility of their shoulder straps. They can usually be worn both long and short. We've taken 4 different Chanel flap bags to demonstrate.

Strap Styling on the Chanel Double Flap:

chanel classic double flap shorten straps

The classic double flap has 4 grommets that the shoulder strap runs through, so it's pretty obvious that it can be pulled into a shorter double strap length. It's well known that this bag can be worn in three ways.

Chanel Mini Flap:

chanel mini flap strap options

How to adjust the Chanel mini bag's straps is less obvious as there are only 2 grommets out of the top of the bag. The straps can be shortened in two ways:

wrap around flap straps

Option one for shortening the shoulder strap is to pull the strap in and wrap it around the flap.

shortening handbag straps with ribbon

Option two for shortening is my personal preference, as it puts lower stress on the bag. Simply bring the straps together and tie a ribbon around the straps loosely.

Large Caviar Square Chanel Flap:

big square caviar quilted chanel bag

The ability to shorten shoulder straps does not only apply to classic sizes like the double flap, mini, jumbo and maxi. It also applies to most other classic Chanel flaps, like this large square caviar bag!

strap shortening

The ribbon technique was used to shorten the straps.

Vintage Chanel with Tassel:

vintage tassel quilted chanel purse

Not only are Chanel bags timeless, they are also extremely versatile with the choice of a shorter more casual strap or longer more elegant strap!

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