Could you pull off a bum bag?

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Whether you call them bum bags or fanny packs, the practical benefits are undeniable; you’ll have both hands free, your personal items will be easy-to-access, the strain of a handbag or backpack will be taken away from your back and shoulders, and they can double as a belt. That’s almost too many benefits!

Activewear has been on the rise, but since the bum bag made a comeback last year, it’s been a hard bandwagon to jump on. But with more and more high-profile celebrities joining in on the fun and an increased variety of styles, it might finally be the right time to succumb to the hype.

Several fashion houses even featured bum bags in their couture runway shows last year. That means there is a versatile range of haute couture fanny packs which you could get your hands (and hips) on. They were prominent in the Chanel Couture Spring 2016 collection and looked stunning on the runway in Paris worn by supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid.

Majestic Bella Hadid. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

So, would you wear a bum bag as a legitimate fashion accessory?

Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City would.

The queen of zaney outfits. Credit: HBO

90s The Rock also would (but he also has that haircut).


Perfection. Credit: 90stherock/Instagram

n all seriousness, Kendall Jenner swears by bum bags and has encouraged everyone else to join in. In particular, she loves adding vintage designer bum bags to her everyday looks. She effortlessly adds a brown leather Louis Vuitton number to this androgynous pinstriped-suit combo. Imagine turning up to a smart-casual event in this ensemble. She even makes wearing a bum bag over the shoulder seem achievable.

Strong look. Credit: Splash News
Kendall also wears the Louis Vuitton bum bag with a romper and a singlet. This casual look is perhaps more plausible in everyone’s wardrobe

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