How to Wear a Sarong
Sarongs - What's a Sarong Anyway?
A sarong is a large piece of fabric that you can wrap around you as a skirt, dress or top. It can be worn short or long, and comes in all sorts of colors and patterns like animal prints, flower motifs and tie-dye. Sarongs originated in South Asia, Southeast Asia and on many Pacific Islands, and are still worn today by girls AND guys as everyday clothing. But in North America, sarongs are usually worn only by girls over their bathing suits.
Sarongs - Sarong Tying 101
Since sarongs are rectangular shaped, you can wear them in so many different ways!
- To Wear as a Skirt - For a short sarong, fold the sarong into a triangle, wrap it around your hips and tie it at the side. Don't fold the sarong in half if you want to wear it long.
- To Wear as a Dress - Wrap it around your chest and tie it in the front.
- To Wear as a Bandeau - Fold the sarong into a 5-7" wide strip, wrap it around your chest and tie it behind your back.
Sarongs - Did U Know?
- Sarongs are created by using the art of Batik, which is an ancient Indonesian method of dyeing fabric.
- Sarong is a Malaysian word that means "sheath" or "cover."
- There are many different words for sarong. It's called "surong" in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Phillipinnes, "pareo" in Hawaii and "kanga" in Africa.