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.
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.
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.
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.
Folded Leather Chain Strap Bag, £110, & Other Stories – buy now
Twisted Strap Baguette Bag, £29.99, Mango – buy now
Quilted Smartphone Bag, £12.99, H&M – buy now
Turtle Bag Organic Long Handled String Bag, £6, Arket – buy now
Animal Print Shoulder Bag, £25.99, Zara – buy now
Flowers Crochet Bag, £19.99, Mango – buy now
Padded Leather Belt Bag, £69, Cos – buy now
Vegan Travel Pouch, £8, Monki – buy now
Oversized Puffy Tote Bag, £89, Arket – buy now
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