In September 1995, while attending the opening of the Cezanne exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, Bernadette Chirac, then-First Lady of France presented Diana, Princess of Wales with a brand new handbag from Dior – then nicknamed the Chouchou (which means “favorite” in French) – a style that had not yet been launched. Little did she know that at that moment, the icon was born.
Princess Diana adored the handbag, so much so, that she immediately ordered it in every available color way. What followed is history. Lady Di sported her favorite handbag on countless occasions, including the 1996 Met Gala, where she famously paired it with a navy blue slip dress (which, by the way, was also from Dior). Inevitably, the “Chouchou” became a part of her personal style and Dior, in a nod to its number one fan, decided to rename the handbag to “Lady Dior”.
Decades after its release, the Lady Dior bag remains one of Dior icons. Instantly recognizable by its rounded top handles, D.i.o.r charms and the iconic cannage pattern, the Lady Dior bag is the symbol of timeless class and elegance. And season after season, the bag is getting re-imagined, with new materials, textures and sizes added to the range.
Talking about the sizes: the Lady Dior currently comes in five different sizes, from the adorable micro to the ultra-spacious large. You could with certainly say that there’s a Lady Dior bag out there for every lifestyle. However, with five different sizes to choose from, picking the right one for you isn’t always easy. If you are considering to add a Lady Dior handbag to your collection, but aren’t sure which size of the bag you should go for, read on for a detailed size comparison!
Dior Lady Dior Bag Size Comparison
Starting up with the very basics – the size names. The 5 different sizes of the Lady Dior Bag are: Micro, Mini, Small, Medium and Large. See the detailed measurements in centimeters and inches of each of the sizes in the table below:
|Dior Lady Dior Handbag Style||Measurements (cm)||Measurements (inches)|
|Micro Lady Dior||12 x 10 x 5 cm||5” x 4” x 2”|
|Mini Lady Dior||17 x 15 x 7 cm||6.5” x 6” x 3”|
|Small Lady Dior (My ABCDior)||20 x 16.5 x 8 cm||8” x 6.5” x 3”|
|Medium Lady Dior||24 x 20 x 11 cm||9.5” x 8” x 4.5”|
|Large Lady Dior||32 x 25 x 11 cm||12.5” x 10” x 4.5”|
Micro Lady Dior
Starting with the latest addition to the Lady Dior handbag size lineup – the Micro Lady Dior. Released in summer 2021, the Micro Lady Dior is the smallest version of the bag available to date. Measuring 12 x 10 x 5 centimeters, or 5 x 4 x 2 inches, the bag features just enough space for your smallest essentials, such as a cardholder, lipstick and keys. If you are looking for a super cute evening bag, or you are someone who likes to carry just the bare essentials, this size is for you. The Micro Lady Dior also comes with a removable leather shoulder strap, allowing it to be carried multiple ways, from a top handle to crossbody.
Mini Lady Dior
If you are into mini bags, but the Micro Lady Dior seems a bit too tiny, take a look at the Mini Lady Dior Bag instead. Measuring 17 x 15 x 7 centimeters, or 6.5 x 6 x 3 inches, the Mini Lady Dior bag offers significantly better capacity than the Micro, while still maintaining petite proportions. With enough room for a phone, a cardholder, keys and other small essentials, the Mini Lady Dior makes for an excellent evening/special occasion handbag. Featuring a removable chain and leather shoulder strap, it can be carried by hand, as well as worn over the shoulder and crossbody.
Small Lady Dior
Arguably the most popular size of the Lady Dior handbag right now is the Small. Sporting dimensions of 20 x 16.5 x 8 cm, or 8 x 6.5 x 3 inches, the bag is perfect for carrying all of your day-to-day essentials from a phone to a wallet. Not too big, but not too small either, the Small Lady Dior transitions seamlessly from day to night and makes for an excellent special occasion handbag. Currently offered in the “My ABCDior” option, the bag can be personalized with letter and symbol badges placed on its wide shoulder strap. The Small Lady Dior can be carried by hand, worn over the shoulder or crossbody.
Medium Lady Dior
Looking for a timeless and elegant everyday handbag? You might want to consider the Medium Lady Dior! Measuring 24 x 20 x 11 cm (9.5 x 8 x 4.5 inches), the size is perfect for carrying anything from smaller essentials like a card holder and keys to larger items like a bottle of water and sunglasses. Often referred as to “the most classic size” for the Lady Dior handbag, the Medium is a versatile choice for both day and evening. The bag comes with a thin, detachable shoulder strap, and can be carried multiple ways: by hand, over the shoulder and crossbody.
Large Lady Dior
The largest bag in the Lady Dior family is the Large Lady Dior. Measuring 32 x 25 x 11 cm, or 12.5 x 10 x 4.5 inches, this is an excellent choice for both work and travel. The generous capacity is excellent for carrying anything from A4 documents to larger items like an umbrella and, perhaps, even a spare pair of shoes. If you are someone who carries a lot on a daily basis, or you’re looking for a practical work/travel handbag, the Lady Dior in the Large size is the one for you. It will look fabulous with both formal and casual outfits, while a removable shoulder strap will ensure comfortable carry throughout the day.
I hope this blog post was helpful!