10 unexpectedly chic belt bags to elevate your style

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Think that bum bags are strictly festival attire only? Think again. A generation of luxe belt bags are here to prove that hands-free can still be ultra-chic. 

There were two things we thought strictly only belonged at Glastonbury: bucket hats and bum bags. The ultra-practical preserve of festival goers and tourists alike, the bum bag felt about as chic as socks and sandals, until now. 

For s/s 2020 Fendi gave bucket hats a catwalk-approved makeover, and bum bags were quick to follow suit. Thanks to the attention of fashion powerhouses from Burberry to Loewe, Gucci to Prada, the not-so-humble bum bag has been elevated to new heights to chic with a new generation of streamlined, minimalist designs in luxe fabrics and attention-grabbing colourways. 

May we have the pleasure of re-introducing the bum bag, now better known as the belt bag. 

Striking the perfect balance between effortlessly cool and playfully chic, these structured purses make for a new twist on hands-free accessorising. The best part about these new, grown-up styles? You can style them with any outfit. Whether worn to cinch in an oversized blazer or belted over a printed midi dress, this versatile bag is the perfect piece to instantly add interest to even the most understated of outfits. 

Whether you’re looking for a statement-making piece or a designer style that feels every bit as polished as a classic top-handle style, we’ve found the best belt bags to add to your new season wardrobe now. 

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