No longer an item that is reserved for tourists and dads in white sneakers, the fanny back is back in a big way. It started trickling back on the fashion scene in 2016, but the Spring 2018 runways have proven that this is an accessory that luxury brands have decided you want!
If you’re like most fashion conscious folks, the thought of a fanny pack makes your fashion gut cringe and let’s face it, just makes you feel uncomfortable. The one way to overcome this is to awaken to a redesigned, sleeker and fresher way of wearing it (well maybe..I need to get there first). Does it help that luxury brands such as Balenciaga and Gucci are making them cool again?
A little history on this fashion accessory we love to hate. Native American tribes used them to carry their items and made them out of animal furs using buffalo pelts. The 80’s saw this accessory in lots of bright synthetic fabrics and colours and yes, pretty large in size. By the 90’s they were on the “out of fashion list” and with the recurrence of the 90’s looks, they are now making a big splash again.
The reason it’s called a fanny pack is because they used to be worn hanging over our behinds…hence the birth of the name “fanny.”
Today’s designs are so much sleeker and up to date. The Gucci “belt bag” (as they are called now) came up with a super cool double G marmont bag with a price tag of $1,100. The good news is that you don’t need to invest all that cash in an accessory item which you may be cringing over by next year. Mass retailers such as Zara and Forever 21 have their own affordable versions ranging in price from $15 to $40. This makes it much easier for you to decide if you want to incorporate this bag into your outfits and whether you want to give this ‘it’ bag a try.
Browse through these bags and steal some ideas from these celebs, street style stars and runways looks so you can style it in the most up to date ways.
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