Fashion Finds August 03, 2018 at 01:00 pm

Waist bags are back and getting trendier by the minute

Alice Otchere Johnson | Intern Writer

Alice Otchere Johnson August 03, 2018 at 01:00 pm

August 03, 2018 at 01:00 pm | Fashion Finds

These bags have been all over the place, from our favourite celebrities to the girl next door. All the famous fashion houses have revealed theirs and are selling out fast. We are talking about nothing but the waist bag aka fanny pack/ belt bag. And to think these handy bags were once relegated to the tourists and soccer moms only a few months ago?

A walk down memory lane takes us to the possible origin of the primitive cavemen with waist bags which carried bone and stone tools for hunting. Also, European skiers were known to have worn bags around their waists to keep their goggles and any other important things which they called the stomach bags. Then came the chatelaine bags worn by women in the Victorian and Edwardian times.

Woman in chatelaine bag, Victorian Era

It then came in vogue in the 90’s and was worn worldwide. The convenience and portability of the bags, especially when wearing outfits with no pockets, made them a tourist’s favourite to keep their cameras and vanities while sight-seeing. They were still popular among moms and sportsmen.

They made a return recently and are featured with sleeker and bespoke designs just for the trendy individual out there. Below, we highlight some ways the waist bag has been styled on its grand return.

Rihanna rocking a waist bag


Rihanna rocking a waist bag


Teyana Taylor in a waist bag


Nigerian songstress, Tiwa Savage in a Gucci waist bag


Toke Makinwa wearing a waist bag


Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim in a waist bag

One of the great things about this trend is that men too have jumped on and are also rocking the waist bags.

African-American rapper A$AP Rocky in a waist pack


African-American rapper Travis Scott in a Balenciaga waist bag

Some are getting creative with the trend and wearing them as actual belts, across the shoulder, among others. After all, fashion is the clothes and style is the way you choose to express it. Have a field day wearing it however you choose.

Worn as an actual belt


Worn as an across body bag


Worn as a handbag


Worn loosely on the hips


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