Be warned! I've got a feeling (oh great! now that annoyingly catchy song from Black Eyed Peas will forever be stuck in my head!) that fanny packs will be making a comeback.
Yes, fanny packs are those super flattering (not!) and stylish (also not!) pouches that were worn around the waists of millions in the 80's and early 90's as well as numerous tourists around the world. The British and people in parts of the world other than the U.S. call them bum bags. They also go by other names, including belt bag, hip bag, hip sack, hipster pack, etc. But I just call them cool (ha, ha, ha).
Whatever you want to call them, you can't deny the fact that they are super duper handy. You can carry around all of your goods within hands reach and still have your arms and hands free. They're perfect for amusement parks, hiking, yard sale and thrift store shopping, walking outdoors, and pretty much anytime.
Luckily, in more recent years, designers have begun making more sleek and stylish versions of the fanny pack. Famous designers such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, and Marc Jacobs all have out their own designs of them. Celebrities including Rihanna and Tyra Banks have been spotted sporting them.
With cross-body bags gaining tons of popularity withing the past year or so, I predict that fanny packs (the new, better looking ones, of course) will be the next new must-have bag. What's popular in fashion many times progresses from one thing to the next and I see fanny packs as the next step from cross-body bags. Only time will tell, but be on the look out! And in the mean time, I plan on making one for myself.