The Best Formal Clutches in 2023

formal clutches

2023 is here and full of promise, including lots of social events! From school formals, to cocktail parties, the racing carnival, and weddings, our social calendars are filling up with tons of formal events to attend. Whether you're hunting for the perfect formal clutch bag for a wedding or formal clutches for a school dance, we're here to help. Keep reading for our roundup on the best evening bags to choose in 2023.

What to look for when shopping for your formal clutch purses? 

When it comes to finding the perfect clutch purse for formals, there are a few things to consider: 

  • Size: Choose a smaller sized bag rather than a large one - no one wants to be weighed down on the dance floor.
  • Material: Consider materials like velvet or embellishments like beading to amp up the luxe factor.
  • Color: Metallics are a go-to for formals

The 6 Best Formal Clutches in 2023

We have so many fabulous new styles online at Olga Berg right now that the biggest dilemma will be deciding which one to add to your cart. Here's our roundup of the best of the best in 2023.

1. Silver Formal Clutch

silver formal bag

You can't go wrong with a dazzling metallic clutch when you're wanting to add some real wow factor to your outfit. In our view, silver is a lot easier to wear than gold, and a bit of a safer choice. Our top pick for 2023 is the Ellie Crystal Mesh Ring Handle Bag. Part bag, part bangle, what's not to love?! If you're a lover of bling, then this is definitely for you thanks to its crystal mesh pouch. This would be our ideal pick for a highschool dance or a fun night out on the town. 

Features of Ellie Crystal Mesh Bag: 

  • Metallic rings approx D8cm
  • Crystal Mesh
  • Silver tone hardware
  • Zipper closure
  • Two metal ring handles

2. Gold Formal Clutch

stacer clutch

Nothing's got the Midas touch quite like our stylish gold foil Stacer Clutch. We like this paired with a cute LBD for the ultimate contrast against jet black. With strips of glitter infused acrylic, this formal clutch is surely not for everyone, but those who wear her are bound to stand out and have fun. With its 3/4 flap and expanding concertina design you'll be able to fit all of your day to night essentials into its roomy interior. 

Features of Stacer Clutch: 

  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Glitter Acrylic
  • Gold Tone Hardware
  • Removable Shoulder Chain
  • Magnetic Closure

3. Navy Formal Clutch

navy formal bag

Moving past glittering metallics, our next favorite choice for a formal clutch purse is a navy one! It screams elegant evening wear and is a particularly great choice for a wedding. With its curved lines and glossy hardware, consider this a show stopper accessory. The slightly two-tone crystals are super sparkly and the rounded square shape fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. 

Features of Casey Clutch:

  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Glass Crystals
  • Gunmetal tone hardware
  • Branded block Lock closure
  • Removable shoulder chain

4. White Formal Clutch

white formal bag

Are you a bride or bridesmaid this year? If so, this is our favorite wedding formal clutch! Exquisitely beaded, it's oh so glamorous yet also very elegant. The intricately hand beaded beaded exterior of the Clarise Jewelled Clutch makes this clutch a stunning piece and keepsake. Roomy enough to fit all of your essentials, including keys, cards, phone and lippy.

Features of Clarise Clutch: 

  • Heavily Beaded by hand
  • Off white Satin base Material
  • Silver Tone Hardware
  • Removable Shoulder Chain
  • Holds a Smartphone

 5. Red Formal Clutch

red formal clutch

A fave for a highschool formal or cocktail party, the Rikki Velvet Clutch is sheer red carpet material. There's just something so sophisticated about velvet that makes it ideal for evening events too. Rich in texture, it features a lush quilted velvet outer and a detachable metal chain tassel. With a sleek rounded hardcase body and a roomy interior for all of your day to night essentials, this bag will be your new go to for every special event.

Features of Rikki Clutch: 

  • Shoulder chain drop length 55cm
  • Lush quilted velvet
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Custom Olga Berg Bunny Ear lock
  • Detachable chain tassel.
  • Removable shoulder chain

Shop Formal Clutches Online

Ready to start shopping for your clutch bag? When you shop for your formal clutches at Olga Berg, you can enjoy free delivery in Australia on orders over $50, or a flat rate of $30 for international orders. We also offer flexible payment methods like AfterPay to help you get your bag now and pay for it later! First time shopper? Welcome to the club! Let us offer you a special $10 off your first purchase when you sign up for our mailing list.  Looking for more event bags? Take a read of our article on the best prom clutches in 2023 now.