9 Ways Of Wearing A Sarong

Versatility is the name of the game and you can be its queen once you master these techniques.

By Pratima Ati

Oh, thank God for sarongs; we will never run out of ways to style our beach looks. Yes, sarongs are a blessing to all beach lovers. So let us learn how to wear a sarong over your beachwear or bikini. Rest assured that your beach looks are never going to be boring again. Try them all out to find the style that suits you best. All you have to do is, scroll down and give this article a read. Come on then!

How To Wear A Sarong – 9 Different Ways

 1. Side Knot

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Side knot or short skirt whatever you call it is the most common way of tying a sarong and is quite easy too.

  • Fold the sarong in half.
  • Wrap it around your waist, a little below your belly button.
  • Now, tie the loose ends, and you are done.

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2. Front Open Halter Style

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Show off your beach body with this front open halter style and look dapper. You can try a printed bikini set and a plain sarong for a peek-a-boo effect or a plain bikini with a printed sarong.

  • Hold the sarong horizontally at the back of your body.
  • Bring it to the front of your body.
  • Pull the left end to the right side and right end to the left side.
  • Tie the ends at the nape of your neck.
  • This style encompasses only the bust area.

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3. Long Skirt Style

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A style very similar to the side knot style. And just like side knot, the long skirt style is the most popular of the lot.

  • Hold the sarong horizontally at the back and near your waist.
  • Bring both the ends to the front and tie a knot.
  • You can leave this knot at the center or move it to the side making it look like a long skirt with a side slit.

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4. Brazilian Style Dress

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Your sarong can make-do for a beach dress too, with this Brazilian style dress. This style is feminine, flattering and fun. Plus, it is effortless too.

  • Hold the sarong horizontally at the front of your body.
  • Take both the ends and pull it to the back.
  • Tie them at the nape of your neck.
  • Gather the ends of the dress at your waist level and pull the sarong up.
  • Take both the ends and tie it at the back of your body.

P.S – You could also take one end to the side of your body and tie it at the side for a side-slit style.

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5. Classic Halter Neck Style

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A stylish and simple way to amp up your beach look. It’s snug, gives you coverage and suits any body type.

  • Start by horizontally placing the sarong at the back of your body.
  • Hold each end at either side.
  • Now, bring it towards the front of your body from under your arms.
  • Pull the left end towards the right side and the right end to the left side.
  • Take the two ends to the back and tie them at the nape of your neck.

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6. Dressing Gown

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Dressing gown or bathrobe style sarong is perfect for summers. This style is carefree yet stylish, plus looks effortlessly chic.

  • Start by horizontally placing the sarong at the back of your body.
  • Now, bring it towards the front of your body from under your arms.
  • Tie the tip of both the ends.
  • Take the knot to the back from over your head.
  • You can tuck the front part of the sarong into either side and add a waist belt. It’s a more stylish variant in this style.

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7. Kimono Style

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Kimonos and capes are all over the place, so bring this to your beach wardrobe too with the help of your sarong. It takes less than a minute for styling it this way but looks fabulous.

  • Spread the sarong around your body like a shawl.
  • Hold the end of the sarong in both your hands.
  • Without the sarong slipping off your body, tie both the ends at the side near the wrist. They will look like faux sleeves.
  • Follow this for the other hand too.
  • The longer the sarong, the better the output.

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8. Halter Style With A Twist

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A discerning style for fashionable women. One little tweak to the halter style gives you this style and spruces up your body silhouette. A must try for beach fanatics.

  • Hold your sarong at the back of your body like a towel (very similar to the halter neck style).
  • Bring it to the front of your body from under your arms.
  • Pull the left end towards the right side and the right end to the left side.
  • Tightly tie the ends.
  • Before you take the remaining fabric to the back, twist it completely till they look like noodle straps.
  • Tie it at the nape of your neck.

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9. Bandeau Style

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Take your regular towel style sarong to the next level with this romantic bandeau style. You will realize that a simple design element can make a lot of difference to the aesthetics.

  • Hold your sarong at the back of your body like a towel (very similar to the halter neck style).
  • Bring it to the front of your body from under your arms and trace the length of the sarong to collect the extra fabric.
  • Tie the ends into a huge bow at the front of your body and tuck the remaining at either side.

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It is amazing to know how versatile this simple piece of clothing is. You can wear it as bottom wear and even try different draping, tying, and knotting styles to wear a sarong as a dress or an upper garment. Another great thing about it is that you do not need too many of them, as you can create many different looks with just one. Plus, they are lightweight and easy to carry to the beach or a pool. So, learn how to wear a sarong and flaunt your beach look.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you wear under sarong?

You should wear your undergarments under the sarong.

How do you wear sarongs as pants?

Wrap it around your waist and tie a knot at the back of your waist. Then take the sarong aross from front to back in between your legs and wrap it around your waist tying a knot at the front. This would give you a harem pants like outfit.

Can you wear a sarong as a scarf?

Yes, sarong is a highly versatile piece of garment that can be uses as a shawl or scarf as well.

Do men wear sarongs in Bali?

Yes, men in Bali wear sarongs around their waist in a way similar to a long wrap skirt.

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