Bum Bags have made their return to the fashion world. Some of our favorite fashion lovers have been rocking the bumbag meaning that this trend is getting pretty serious. When you think of the bum bag you may flashback to the early 90’s when we paired this waist bag with our favorite colorful and vibrant outfit, or with an aerobic style gym look. The Bum Bag or better known as the fanny pack of today is much more chic than what we are use to seeing from the past.
But before we can talk about this reinvented trend let us start from the beginning. The Bum Bag is a small fabric pouch with a front facing zipper, that is worn by use of a strap around the hips or waist. Also known as the “fanny pack “ the name derives from how they are often worn with the pouch above the butt or “fanny.”
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and look at the evolution of the bum bag. In 1962, the bum bag was created by an Australian designer, Melba Stone. Even though this accessory was created in the 60’s, this trend really became popular in the 90’s. Initially, dancers attending raves made these bags popular so that the could be hands free while dancing.
Shortly after dancers adapted this look, the bum bag became a staple for some of our favorite wrestling stars. They may not be known for the best fashion sense, but they definitely had an impact with making this accessory a style staple.
This isn’t the first time we have seen this bag reappear. If you’re a big fan of the hit series, Sex and the City, like us, then you had to notice Carrie Bradshaw donning the Gucci bum bag. Fast forward to the present day where we see the hottest celebrities wearing this accessory with a fresh new twist.
The bum bags range in size, and are now worn different ways. Some wear the bags as belts, across the chest, and even as a holster. It doesn’t matter how this bag is worn, this bag is here to stay. Even if this trend fades away, we know we will see it once again in the future.
Need help trying to figure out how you can rock this look? If so, we’ve got you covered. Check out this cute look we put together incorporating the bum bag.
Will you rock the bum bag? Let us know!
Written By: Tiffany Greene