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Are Bum Bags Still in Style?

Fanny packs were huge last summer, but where do they stand now?

Last Updated on September 13, 2021

Over the past few years, bum bags have been everywhere – but are they still in style in 2021?

Whether you wear them over your chest, around your waist or even over your shoulder, many have welcomed the retro trend back with open arms.

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From Gucci to Jacquemas, there are plenty of designer fanny packs available, while Beyoncé’s third Ivy Park collection with adidas offered two stylish bum bag designs.

Here, we take a look at where the trend lies for 2021.

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Are bum bags still in style in 2021?

In 2021, we’ll see a move away from bum bags in favour of necklace straps and belt bags.

Necklace straps are mini bags worn around the neck, often just large enough to hold your mobile phone inside, while belt bags with water bottle holders and pouches are also set to be popular this year.

However that’s not to say bum bags are completely disappearing in 2021. As mentioned, there are plenty of designers still embracing the trend and at Wear Next, we encourage you to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident – whatever the trend spotters say.

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Are bum bags still in style in 2021?

Are bum bags out of style?

So if you feel like rocking a bum bag, there’s no reason not to go for it! Out of style or on-trend, as long as you like wearing it, there shouldn’t be a problem.

Are fanny packs still cool?

While they’re not on-trend for this year, we can safely say that bum bags have become somewhat of a style staple. Ever since their renaissance, they’ve become mainstays in different designers’ offerings. Just this year, Coach released one in leather and suede. Dior also has a belt pouch.

Style is personal, at the end of the day. While fanny packs may not be what everyone’s wearing these days, it’s still cool if you think it is! (I mean, even Dior and Coach think so!)

Are bum bags useful?

If you’re someone who doesn’t like carrying a big bag and limits the items you bring to just the essentials — cards, phone, keys — bum bags are a great option for you. They’re great for keeping things off your hands too; they’re perfect for busy bees or just anyone who wants to be stylish and hassle-free.

What handbags are in style in 2021?

As well as belt bags, slouchy styles and chunky chains are trending styles for spring thanks to Bottega Veneta.

XL tote bags are back this year too, with bonus points for padded styles. Marc Jacobs and Coach have paved the way with their latest cushioned handbags, and now the high street is following suit.

Another bag trend we’re not ready to let go of is netted totes. Seeing as the only trips we’ve made in 2021 are to the supermarket, it’s a fitting trend.

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