Alia Bhatt, Disha Patani, Deepika Padukone make a case for fanny pack trend

Updated on Aug 09, 2018 06:28 PM IST

Alia Bhatt, Disha Patani, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are slaying fanny packs like it’s their job. Scroll to see how the hands-free bag is making its way into the spotlight, on the waists of some serious trendsetters.

Deepika Padukone loves this leather Gucci fanny pack (priced at $1,890 or <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.3 lakh) embellished with metal cicadas, moths and lion heads. (Instagram)
Deepika Padukone loves this leather Gucci fanny pack (priced at $1,890 or 1.3 lakh) embellished with metal cicadas, moths and lion heads. (Instagram)
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Alia Bhatt, Disha Patani, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh show that the belt bag or waist-hugging bag (also known as fanny pack) is a sure-fire statement piece. Yes, you read that correctly. Fanny pack, which used to be something of an athleisure staple — great for on the go and staying hands-free — has made a comeback in a big way on the waists of some of our favourite stars, but with modern, stylish updates.

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No longer a fashion faux pas, fanny packs have actually become a celebrity staple. Every fashion-forward actor — from Kriti Sanon to Jackie Shroff — has hit the street or airport in some extravagant designer-version of the hands-free accessory. Rendered in leather, decorated with studs, and available in a slew of elegant, modern shapes, today’s fanny pack is a cool, convenient, comfortable way to tote around your day-to-day essentials. What’s more? A fanny pack won’t kill your back and we can’t think of a reason not to get on board with the stylish no-frills pouch.

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Not sure about the hands-free bags just yet? Scroll down to see your favourite celebrities slaying the trend like it’s their job. From Alia and Disha’s fun, sporty-chic versions to Deepika and Ranveer’s minimalistic, modern iterations from Gucci that certainly deserve a spot in your closet and on your waist. 

Fanny pack queen Alia Bhatt was spotted at the airport wearing relaxed all-black look paired with an on-trend Balenciaga fanny pack clinging to her waist.  The perfect way to add a pop of red to your outfit.

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Looking to up the appeal of your sporty-chic look? A no-frills pouch is the perfect finishing touch, take it from Disha Patani, who took it to the streets of Mumbai, proving a fanny is a practical accessory for the woman on the go.

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Whether pulling double duty as a belt or thrown casually over the shoulder, Deepika Padukone is the reigning queen of fanny packs. How sleek is her Gucci fanny, which she updated with an over-the-shoulder styling? 

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A true style icon, Ranveer Singh made rumoured girlfriend Deepika Padukone proud when he stepped out in the chic Gucci statement piece at the airport. The manny pack (that would be male fanny pack) has never looked cooler than when resting on the hip of the Gully Boy star.

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Jackie Shroff is not the manny pack proponent we were expecting, but he sure makes the trend look good. He leaves no question that the fanny pack can look impossibly chic on both women and men. 

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Kriti Sanon looks prim and polished in her fanny pack and coordinated checks. Who knew a simple black fanny pack could look so sophisticated and chic?

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    Sanya Panwar is an online journalist with Hindustan Times. She writes on health, wellness, travel, fashion, relationships, films and pop culture.

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