The Fanny Pack / Waist Bag Gang!

Fashion is a movement and most times, it moves back in time to resurrect styles we thought were dead and gone. The fanny pack/waist bag was a popular trend back in the 90’s and like most things in fashion, it is back and better than ever!

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There was a time when carrying an oversize bag was the thing to do, always looking like you carry an overnight bag everywhere you go was once considered trendy. Now the smaller your luggage the more fashionably appropriate you look. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, take the tiny bag too far by rocking the world’s tiniest Hermes bags ever made its ridiculous.

With the fanny pack, you get to carry your small, trendy bag and relieve your hands of the extra burden of having to carry it everywhere. You simply either strap it on your waist or across your shoulder like a cross body bag.

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Luxury brands like Gucci, Prada, Dior and Supreme included this trend in their bag collections and honestly street style has never been the same. My absolute favourite would have to be the Gucci fanny pack – so chic, luxurious and perfect in size. With all the metallic embroidery you don’t even need extra bling.

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Finally a bag both men and women can enjoy at the same time.

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You can see designers showcasing their creations on the runway and styling them with the right waist bag.

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This has been the ultimate fashion piece during fashion week, pant suits have found a new waist belt but in form of a bag.

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Fashion and style creatives are providing a whole lot inspiration and tips on how to style the fanny pack. You can dress this bag up or down, either way it looks great.

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I personally hope this ends up as one of those trends that hang around for a while. It is perfect for all seasons especially now with all the summer festivals on the way.

Waist gang society is no longer just a term for the waist training folk; it is officially a name for those of us currently embracing this bag from the past. With summer on the way, how about you ditch those bag packs and cross body bags for a chic fanny pack?

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  • GloWanjohi

    I also love this article because of the love I have for fanny packs,I would legit wear them anywhere

    • Awesome! Tag us on your fanny pack style posts, we would love to see.

  • Paula Josphat

    The fanny pack is a trend that many will shy away from.

  • Jojo Mpendwa

    this is one fashion accessory that I cannot wear… it reminds me of mama mboga and how they put money in the bag around their waist

    • Haha, ever wonder why mama mboga’s money is safe. She puts it in her fanny pack. These bags are quite handy and now you can get stylish ones!

  • wangari wairenge

    The Gucci one is my all time favourite…especially won over a blazer and a pair of blue denim and heels.. .my go to look

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