I didn’t own one then, and I don’t own one now, but they’re baaaack and they are selling out of stores! Really? This is my memory of a fanny pack:
Or something like this:
They were usually worn strictly for function, by those who would also wear baggy elastic waist shorts, with their white ‘gym’ sneakers and bright white socks. Ahhh, the American tourist. Well, although this tourist character and the ugly pouches are surely still around, fanny packs have expanded into the high fashion industry and can be seen on celebrities around the world. Would I wear one? Would YOU wear one? Ok, I’ll go first!
Yes. I would wear one in select situations when I wanted my hands free, much in the same way I enjoy a cross body bag. Perhaps out shopping on the weekend, or strolling around the city. What I see as somewhat different (than a cross body) is that a fanny pack is attached to your body, so it really needs to be a deliberate part of your outfit…I wouldn’t wear a statement belt and a fanny pack – often called ‘belt bags’ now. SO. If it is part of your outfit, you select it as a stylish accessory, which rules out the nylon zipper pouches of days gone by…
I like this brown leather bag because it is flat and would not add a giant lump to your body. Credit card, license, keys, lipstick, and cell phone. Fini.
Another trend with these bags is wearing them cross body style, as seen above. Looks odd and uncomfortable to me but I suppose it depends on the bag.
OK ladies! (And gents??) Now it’s time to hear from you! Did you wear one then? Would you wear one now?