Best bum bags for keeping your hands free and your outfit stylish - with prices starting at just £7

Best bum bags to keep your essentials safe while still looking stylishBest bum bags to keep your essentials safe while still looking stylish
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Ladies, we’ve all been there, you have things you want to carry with you but you need to keep your hands free. This is where the humble bum bag comes in.

One a staple in the wardrobe of a ‘90s mum or child, bum bags have had something of a revival and are now a fashion must-have.

They are stylish, can be worn in multiple ways to suit your look and your mood, and are also very practical.

Here is our pick of the ten best bumbags on the market at the moment - whether you’re heading to a festival and want to be sure your things are secure while you dance or just fancy the ease of hands-free shopping.

If you’re going away, you will also want to make sure you’ve taken a look at our holiday beauty and toiletry essentials guide, and if you have been partying hard you will want to check out our guide to how to get rid of dark circles under your eyes too.


This beautiful bag is available in ten different colours including spiced chai (pictured), pink highlight, icing blue and neo mint.

This is versatile belt bag that helps you get out the door and on to your next adventure and has plenty of room for your essentials such as your phone, purse and keys.

It features an exterior pocket and also an interior one so you can keep your valuables safe.

It’s also water repellent and easy and wipe clean.

Marks and Spencer

Keep your essentials close in this smart faux-leather bum bag.

It comes with an adjustable belt which can also be used as a strap, as well as ensuring the belt always feels secure around your body, no matter how you choose to wear it.

There’s an internal and outer zipped pocket for extra storage space too.

The bag is made from textured faux leather and is available in two colours; metallic and black.

Marks and Spencer

A classic take on a practical bag, with a contemporary twist.

Available in two colours; cream and black.

Made with sustainably sourced leather, this bag is designed with a concealed zipped outer pocket and finished with brushed gold hardware.

It features a zipped internal pocket and an adjustable buckle strap, and will easily take you from day to night.

It might have a slightly more expensive price tag, but as it’s made from leather you can be sure it will last year and year and see you through many festivals.

Sweaty Betty

This compact bum bag has been designed for walking and hiking, but will also be of great use if you are dancing and want to keep your hands free but your possessions close by.

It’s made of a durable matte nylon fabric and will easily take you from day to night, and there’s a handy inner pocket created especially for your phone.

Available in plum red (pictured) or black.