Return of The Bumbag: This Season's It-Girl Accessory

Return of The Bumbag: This Season's It-Girl Accessory

Junk in the front.

By Emmy-Lou McKean | 28th September 2017

Back from the eighties and better than ever, the bumbag returns and it’s never looked so chic.

They say that what goes around comes around and when a designer highlights a throwback accessory, the trend instantly becomes the new go-to statement piece that every it-girl puts into high rotation.

If SS18 Fashion Week is anything to go by, it’s clear that the bumbag made it’s return from the eighties on both the street and the runway. And we’re not even mad about it.

Gucci shut down the runway by incorporating sporty bumbags emblazoned with their iconic interlocking GG logo that cinched in ethereal gowns at the hip.

Closer to home, Zimmermann interprets the trend differently by channelling beachside vibes with a woven bumbag that is already at the top of every girl’s summer wish list.

A post shared by ZIMMERMANN (@zimmermann) on

Whether it’s riding low on your hip, cinched at the waist or sitting high on your shoulder; rock the trend with confidence.

We take a look at the trend of the season and how to wear it.

It’s no surprise that when Gucci interprets a trend like the bumbag, the accessory instantly becomes a must-have fashion piece. Unlike a cross body bag or tote, the Gucci belt bag serves it’s purpose as a belt and the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Check out Net-a-Porter, Matches Fashion or Gucci Online for for this style in various colour ways, velvet and embelleshments.

Moschino have taken the OG bumbag and given it a new lease on life with its iconic logo embellished on the front in high-shine gold. Although this particular style is ideal for festivals or sightseeing on vacation, I don’t see any harm in wearing this bad boy around your waist with a dress to the club or with your favourite jeans to brunch the next day. New versions of this 80s style can be found on sites such as The Iconic, ASOS and Pretty Little Thing. If a true vintage piece is what you’re after, look no further than Vestiare Collective.

It seems as though everything Alexander Wang touches turns to gold. Or in his case, black leather and finished in rhodium. When AW released the Prisma belt bag earlier this year, it wasn’t long before the coveted statement piece sold out absolutely everywhere and was quickly added to Wish Lists on every website from Net-a-Porter to Farfetch. Get the AW look with these similar styles.

Feature Image: Net-a-Porter & Dylan Kain

Liked this? You’ll love these!
1. Aussie Fashion Labels Celebs Can't Get Enough Of
2. Meet The Designer Behind F+H Jewellery
3. How To Match Your Outfit To Your Destination


View mag here >

Article by Emmy-Lou McKean

Emmy-Lou McKean is a Journalist at Style Magazines. She is a self-confessed pyjama enthusiast and on her weekends when she isn't in said pyjamas you'll find her enjoying live music, sipping Matcha lattes and eating her way through Brisbane and beyond.