Fanny Packs: Stop Wearing Them!!!
This is NOT Okay!
Call it want you want...just don't wear it!
It doesn’t matter how you refer to them; belly bags, belt packs, Buffalo pouches, hip sacks, phany packs, waist bags, hip packs, bum bags, or moon bags; FANNY PACKS are never okay! Yes, never!
Let it GO...
I can’t find much evidence to support the fanny packs’ existence prior to the 1980s and I think that we are far enough beyond that era to admit and recognize we had no idea what we were doing in the fashion department. There are some fashion faux pas that we have absolutely chosen to leave behind and never look back, but some people just can't let go of that fanny pack!
Please tell me why?
What on earth would be so important that anyone would need to carry on their persons; a bar of gold, kryptonite? What would possess anyone to sport a fanny pack? Is fashion the culprit? I can’t imagine anyone believes that this horrible “accessory” actually compliments an outfit. Let me break it to you, it doesn’t. There is no such thing as matching a fanny pack to an outfit. There is no way to wear a fanny pack that is flattering to any body shape or size. Why would anyone want to wear a belt on the outside of their clothes that has a huge built in pocket?
There are other options, I promise!
If not for fashion then what other reason would constitute subjecting oneself or the public to the fanny pack? One cannot convince me that he/she sports the fanny pack for practical reasons. If you are a woman, anything you need to carry goes into a difference kind of a pouch, it’s called a purse and it is generally worn over the shoulder or carried daintily by the hands. If you are a man, anything you need should be able to be concealed within your wallet. That is the nice little compact leather pouch that is intended to fit ever so nicely in your pocket. If you feel the need to carry more than what your wallet can hold, then you’re carrying too big of a load.
Sometimes we need more...
Yes, there are events and occasions in life that a purse or a wallet just simply won’t cut it. If you’re going hiking, bring a backpack. If you’re going on a picnic, bring a basket. If you’re going on a trip, bring a suitcase. Does that about cover it? If I have left something out or you are unsure of when it may be appropriate to reach for the fanny pack, please, let me know.
I used to wear this
Don't be offended; I can relate...
Please don’t take my constructive criticism personal, I used to own and wear a fanny pack myself. My excuse was that I was a minor and my parents subjected me to the abuse. My intentions are only to help those who may need it.