The Revival of Fanny Packs
This cargo-carrying sack, known as fanny pack, was the fashion accessory of the 1980s which was a huge success among joggers, who simply loved the idea of carrying less to lighten up their speed, and also with people who are just too busy with their lives with just too many jobs and having a fanny pack strapped on their waists makes it practically accessible to dig in for their keys, cell phones, etc. If we were to dig in the history of fanny packs, this minute purse accessory was introduced in the 15th century in France which was attached to a belt and was called by the French as a chatelaine. Even the name, “fanny pack,” was so-called because it was originally worn around the waist, specifically just above the rear, until its design evolved such that it can be worn slung at the side, hips, or in the middle of the waist, of which because of how it was positioned it gave rise to many name descriptions, like belly bag, buffalo pouch, belt pack, belted satchel, however, the name fanny pack simply stuck more on the people’s minds.
Endorsements from celebrities have revived the clamor for fanny packs, as people see celebrities wearing their small bags snugly around their waists or slung across their bodies, so much so that designers made it more viable for people to have practical selections from utilitarian bags to the ultra chic. Practically all fashion designers are into their own version of fanny packs, utilizing as many different kinds of fabrics and patterns – plaid, leather, satin, sequined, animal skin, and even smiley faces. Styling the fanny pack as the it-fashion statement of the decade can be creatively pleasurable because of its handy nature because it can readily blend with the kind of fashion which the wearer is more comfortable, and, thus, it can be worn as a sleek satchel for the woman on the go, an impossibly chic accessory, a sure-fire back pack statement, an effortless way to be in jeans and jacket, or using leather iteration for a change. It is not just because fanny packs have become a comeback trend that people from all walks of life have come to terms to own one, but simply because they have found fanny packs to offer them with substantial benefits and not just a fashion statement, and these are – the comfort of wearing fanny packs since it eliminates the concept of carrying unnecessary stuff but just the most important; the position of wearing fanny packs actually relieves the wearer from back and shoulder pains; they are perfect in-between bags which can be sneaked in without creating attention; when traveling, the fanny pack is a tremendous accessory with less bulk load to carry but just your passport, keys, credit cards, and other small important items and easily passing through airport security effortlessly; people value for of the fanny pack not just as a fashion accessory but more for its functionality; any wearer of a fanny pack is unashamed to don it un-boxing the fashion mindsets of people all over the world.