Our friend Sonia (not pictured) recently got sent to India on business. This morning, she learned of Bombay’s hottest new fashion trend (pictured), and she couldn’t wait to share:
so, i was having my breakfast and reading the times of india this morning when i came across this delightful little article in the bombay-specific section. i started cracking up and i was sitting all by myself and the over-attentive waiters came rushing over to make sure i was ok. it was so good that i had to type it up and share it with you guys (yeah…work’s still a little slow). the associated pictures were of two fanny packs looking STRAIGHT of the 80s, or the mission circa 2008 i guess.
have a read. (i typed what was printed, there are no typos.)
hug that waist
the fashion conscious in the city are making a style statement with the trendy multipurpose waist bags
if you want to light up a plain boring outfit just wrap a trendy waist bag around your demins or dresses, and it will instantly lend you a cool funky look. waist bags are gaining immense popularity amongst people from all genres of life. a college student flaunts a new waist bag to stand out in a crowd of students carrying backpacks, and women in their twenties wraps her slim waist in leather waist pouch like a belt to freely dance at the pub.
“camouflaged military prints are really in vogue. a simple one-colour dress with a military waist pouch spells some great style. leather waistbands with a small pouch to keep your mobile and wallet will look great with your clubbing outfit,” says nachiket barve, fashion designer.
waist bags add zing to your outfits with a playful attitude. plenty of active men and women who often car travelling across the city or on tours are opting for these bags.
waist bags give the women a sharper look, which is different from the regular girly look. these bags also enhance your waistline giving you a good shape. silk waist bags with moroccan prints, and camouflaged flowery prints, block print and lastly the waist pouches are the new trends. “whether you are travelling to the mountains or taking a sunny beach break, the waist bags can be taken anywhere, anytime,” adds barve.
the multipurposes of the bag for many, are the reason of popularity. “i love carrying waist pouches to clubs and it serves the purpose of a bag and accessory as well. also, during outstation shoots, i don’t have to bother about leaving my hand bag anywhere since the waist pouch fits in my cell phone, camera, cards, etc.,” says aanchal kumar, model.
these bags are available across a wide price range depending upon your requirment. you can pick up a trendy waist bag of the colaba causeway streets or fashion street for just rs 300. if you are into branded apparels, you can go to any of the branded stores and shop for a leather waist pouches for anything between rs 800-1500.
so, the next time you go to the pub at night, give your waist that extra zing and party hard.
I can’t wait to visit Bombay! Thanks, Times of India! Thanks, Sonia!