Sarongs are soft and colorful pieces of cloth that are usually used as kilt or skirts. Widely used in Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and throughout the Pacific islands, sarongs are very common nowadays. Although men in certain Muslim countries wear sarongs, these garments are mostly recognized as women’s clothing. Learn the various ways of how to tie sarongs to enjoy the garment’s versatility.
Today, beach-going women tend to wear sarongs. Because of their pretty colors and patterns, sarongs are garments that you can wear throughout your summer vacation. More often than not, sarongs are used as a wrap to accompany bikinis. With just one sarong, you can create numerous styles.
Here are some ways to dress your sarongs up in style:
The simplest way to use your sarong is to simply wrap it around your body. Hold your sarong horizontally behind you, placing the upper hem just below your armpits. Put the right end of the sarong across your chest area and tuck it in your armpit. Wrap the other end around your body until it reaches its limit. Make a knot and tuck it inside so it won’t be visible.
Another stylish way to tie your sarong is to make it into a jumpsuit. Holding the ends of the shorter side, wrap it around your body so that the ends meet on your chest area. Make a double knot using the ends. Now, move your legs apart and pull the bottom edges from the back to the front. Pull it across your body and bring the ends to your back, in line with your hips, and make a knot. Make sure that all the knots are secure.
You can also make another kind of jumpsuit. You will need two, small elastic bands and a belt or rope. This time, bring the sarong behind you using the shorter side. Bring it forward around your waist and make a double knot just near your bellybutton. Again, pull the bottom edges from the back to the front. Thread in the elastic bands through the edges (one for each) and pull them about six to seven inches from the end. After that, tie both the ends at the back of your neck making it into a halter-top. Notice that the bands are there to create a style; adjust them according to your liking. Now, with the use of your belt, or anything that you’d like to use, wrap it just below your chest area or around your hips. Tie it safely. Adjust the sarong accordingly.
This next style involves making your sarong into a tube dress. This time, you will need any kind of buckle to create an effect. First, you have to wrap the sarong behind you again, but this time use the longer side of the sarong. Pull the ends forward. Thread each corner through the buckle and pull the buckle tightly on to your chest. Lastly, bring the ends to your back, just on your bra line, and make a double knot.
With all these styles, your sarong can serve you in various ways throughout your summer vacation. Just remember that when making knots, you have to secure them properly. If you are not that confident, you can use safety pins as a precaution.
Learning the different styles and techniques on how to tie sarongs can change your whole image for the summer. There are a lot more styles out there for you to try. Just wrap, twist, match and you will discover how far one sarong can go.