Bum bags: How to style fanny packs and where to buy them

Bum bag, fanny pack or waist bag – it's the must-have accessory of 2021.

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We can honestly say we didn't think bum bags were going to be the top accessory of 2018, but hey, that's fashion. The good old fanny pack is no longer just for your dad on holiday or to sport at a garage sale. It's the hot new accessory, only this time it's been renamed the "waist bag".

The bag has evolved into a high-fashion piece, with different prints, materials and colours, and there are plenty of celebrities sporting the trend. When this accessory first started coming back in vogue, many thought the fanny pack would live and die quickly. Instead, popularity has soared with designers like Prada and Gucci creating their own versions of the good ol' bum bag. You can find waist bags for as little at $15 at ASOS and Boohoo, and items all the way at $1,500 if you think a Louis Vuitton bum bag is more your thing.

Bum bag, fanny pack, waist bag or whatever you want to call it, this trend is here and it's making its mark. And forget the fact that it's trendy – it's also super convenient. 100% hands-free storage ain't a bad thing.

Celebrity tick-of-approval:

Kendall Jenner wearing a bum bag

Sofia Richie with a
bum bag

Kim Kardashian wearing a bum bag


Shop bum bags now:

Annake faux leather bum bag plain
Annake faux leather bum bag plain

PrettyLittleThing

Nude croc envelope belted bum bag
Nude croc envelope belted bum bag

PrettyLittleThing

Black Dragon chain belted bum bag
Black Dragon chain belted bum bag

PrettyLittleThing

Herschel Supply Co. Fifteen Bumbag Exclusive In Washed Pink
Herschel Supply Co. Fifteen Bumbag Exclusive In Washed Pink

ASOS



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