In the late 1920s the newly modified cummerbund burst upon the scene. The pleated formal sash could be perfectly matched to enhance the look of a black tuxedo or described as the de rigueur for waist coverings worn with the white dinner jacketor white tuxedo.By 1937, The New Etiquette was describing the cummerbund as the formalwear accessory that was a “popular and chic” waist covering for weddings and back tie events. A cummerbund is flattering as it covers the tummy, it is decorative and withinthe spirit of colorful gaiety.
Today,the cummerbund is considered cool and stylish among millennials, as it is a vintage throw-back to an earlier era, which makes it popular and nouveau (hence in their terms…lit and fire!).