For many ages women wore their ‘handbags’ hidden under their skirts. Today these ‘pocket bags’ are en vogue and revealed as a visible accessory.
Time for a little bit of history. Various designers lately experiment with large strapped on ‘pocket bags’ and these remind me of times long gone by, when women’s clothes didn’t have internal pockets sewn into garments. Instead, pockets were attached to a strap and tied around the waist as a separate garment. Invisible worn under hoops and petticoats they were accessed through openings in the side seams. These thigh pockets – usually worn in pairs, one hanging from each hip – served a similar purpose as a handbag does today and held a wide variety of objects including letters,