A sarong is one of the most useful and flexible pieces of apparel that anyone can have in their wardrobe. The numerous uses, effortless style, and efficient versatility make these inexpensive garments a real fashion bargain and worthwhile investment for consumers.
Typically, consumers think of the beach when buying a sarong; while these garments, often referred to as a “pareo” are used as a bathing suit cover-up for those wanting a little something over their bikini or swimsuit. While this is one practical utility, there are far more fashion opportunities and options awaiting those who want to wear something comfortable, stylish, and even edgy.
A sarong is typically tied to secure and keep the draped material in place during wear. Some consumers that wear their sarongs regularly may want to add a pin or brooch to secure the fabric even more, using the pin or other accent to click over the knot or in lieu of tying altogether. Depending on the desired look, the beauty of a sarong is that it is an effortless piece of clothing that doesn’t require embellishment or fixtures, although consumers may augment and adorn their sarong however they see fit.
A sarong is often worn as a skirt, and depending on how the material is folded, the length of the skirt is entirely up to the wearer. By folding the sarong in half, wearers can wrap the fabric around the waist tying in a knot that will fall with the draping on the side or in the front of the ensemble. Keeping the material flat will allow wearers to create a full-length skirt that ties in the same way, and that is appropriate for occasions from casual to more formal.
Sarongs also make the perfect shoulder wrap or lap throw as needed. They are an excellent item to toss in a bag, keep in the car, or grab on the go to ensure shoulders don’t get chilly or that the wearer has a stylish layer for warmth when the situation warrants it. These also make them great gifts for those that frequently use a shawl or throw to fight off chills, such as a family member or friend.