I saw this trend on the catwalks last year, both in dressy and casual renditions. The straps of the bag are half the length of a regular crossbody bag so that the bag hangs just on the bust or under the bust. Wear the bag across your back instead of across your front, and the vibe is similar to the unisex body bag of the ‘90s.
The short strapped crossbody bag is a fringe trend for good reason. First, you can’t wear a bag like this when you’re larger in the bust. It is best suited to a small bust and broad shoulder line. Second, it might be a strain on your shoulder, underarm and back. Third, you might not fancy the visual effect.
I don’t wear crossbody bags because I generally find them uncomfortable on my neck and shoulder. I don’t like the way they knock into my hipbone. I have a mini crossbody bag that is very lightweight (and therefore more comfortable), but that’s it.
That said, I like the look of a crossbody bag and admire it on others. As for the super short crossbody, I like it! If you have a small bust, the position of the bag can actually be quite comfortable. It’s secure, safe, works well over a coat, and won’t rub against your hipbone. It’s tricky retrieving items from your bag though, and perhaps the bag will start rubbing in other areas. The only way to find out would be to put a super short crossbody through its paces.
Over to you. What do you think of this trend?