Fanny pack, belt pack, or belly bag is a small fabric pouch usually locked with a zipper or button and worn by use of a strap around the hips or waist. We all remember these bags as the Tourist Bag because people consider them as one of the safest to carry when they travel. Believe it or not, I still spot quite of them at airports especially when I travel internationally. I guess 55 percent of our elementary school kids had them on around the school. Well, lets not forget, on field trips the 55 percent would jump to 90. Of course, I was in that 10 percent cool kid category because I always thought they were just ugly and slouchy plastic bags that were unnecessary to carry since all the kids would carry both backpack on their back and fanny pack around their waist.
the real story is, I lost my fanny pack when I was 6 years old at a park, where my kindergarten teacher used to take us, on the blue slide. The worst part, was that I had my favorite lipstick in the fanny pack, which I waited patiently for 6 months until it would be the right time for my mom to hand it down to me. By saying “ The right time”, I mean when the lipstick was almost finished.
there was no complain from my side! I was a happy girl who could enjoy the last 3 months of her very first Estee Lauder hot pink lipstick. Luckily, before we know it, by the time we graduated from middle school, the trend was almost over.
Now, everything has changed I’m in love with the evolution of fanny packs, belt bags. They are slimmer and smaller than fanny packs, but fancier. They come in different shapes and fabrics. A great thing about them is, that they have the actual belt straps, so you can wear them with almost anything in your closet. Tips: Wear them as a belt over jeans and shorts just like you would do with a belt. You can definitely wear them over a dressed shirt, T-shirt or dress.