Irene Feeney

3 Ways to Rock Your Bum Bag

This cool accessory will have you looking effortlessly stylish as well as practical.



Bum bags, fanny packs, belt bags… Whatever you call them, these relics of the 80s have returned with a vengeance. Their appeal lies not only in their current coolness, but also in their undeniable practicality. Need both hands free? Strap on a bum bag. Not feeling your massive tote? Strap on a bum bag. From shopping to travelling, doing the school run or a night out dancing with the girls, this is your new go-to bag. And don’t forget the added bonus of a bum bag conveniently cinching your waist to highlight your curves. Functional and fashionable, it ticks all the boxes.

But how to wear it without looking like a tourist? The key is in pairing it with tailored pieces such as chic midi dresses, fitted suits, blazers and jeans, and jumpsuits. Here are three ways to rock your bum bag:

Look 1: As a belt

How: Instead of a belt, thread a cool leather bum bag in your jeans for a look that says effortless French chic.

Wear with: Mid-rise straight cut or boyfriend jeans, a plain T, blazer and box-fresh white sneakers.

Don’t wear with: Tight skinny jeans, which will create the illusion of a sausage tied with string!

Stud Bum Bag

aed 115 Missguided


Look 2: Skirt the look

How: Give a dress or skirt an unexpected accent by accessorising with a bum bag.

Wear with: A full midi dress or skirt, to add definition to your waist.

Don’t wear with: A pencil skirt or dress – the bum bag will ruin the sleek lines.

Vivi Belt Bag

aed 719 Botkier

Look 3: Slung across your chest

How: Casually slung your bum bag over your shoulder.

Wear with: This look has serious fashion vibes – wear it with wide-legged pants and a vest, a matching print suit, or a jumpsuit.

Don’t wear with: A busy top – think prints, ruffles or big sleeves. It will be too overwhelming.

Mi Pac Tumbled Black Bumbag

aed 83 Asos


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