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Convert your Sarongs to a creative wraparound

The colorful skirts that grace the beautiful women of Tahiti are called pareo skirts. Pareo is Tahitian for wraparound. This wraparound skirt is the brightest and most colorful skirt of all the Pacific nations. They were originally adorned in the bright colors of the island flowers, and they were filled with floral decorations and patterns. The cotton skirt is generally made in Tahiti and is dye painted. 
                             
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The sheet of colorful cloth can be worn in any number of ways. It can be wrapped about the waist and tied at the hip, or it can be tied at the shoulder or above the breasts and used as a cover. The cover is designed to obscure the thighs no matter how it is worn. It is generally tied at the corners rather than belted, although belts can be used to it when it is worn as a dress.

                         
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It is a versatile garment, in that it may be used as a warmer covering in the morning and then shortened up to a dress when the day becomes too hot. This skirt was traditionally a women’s piece of clothing, but has been used by men as well. The men may wear it wrapped around their waist or tied up as shorts as the day warms up. 

It is usually held in place with a simple knot. Should it come loose during dancing or work, it only takes a quick moment to retie the skirt in place. You can find pareo skirts at fairwindssarongs.com.

11 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous sarong. My sarong that i have been using since 2005 still looks fine and i used it last time when we went camping.

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  2. I've never worn a sarong, but they look like they would be super comfortable.

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  3. I was given a sarong before and it's just sitting in my closet lol. Thanks for the ideas..

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  4. I use to do this to my sarong.:) I love wrapping it around when I'm in the beach!

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  5. I love to wear a sarong back in the Philippines :-) It is perfect to wear it as a dress or skirt as well :-)

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  6. Is this the malong in the Philippines? Nice designs.

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  7. Nicole A.7:22 PM

    I've never use a sarong before but they always look lovely.

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  8. I see many ladies wear these kinds of clothing at the beach. I actually got one from the Philippines.

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  9. love this and great ideas on wearing one

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  10. Oh.. I love my sarong! I have the old one which I brought on my first arrival here in the US. Hala, I can't believe it's that old na! Haha! Sarong is so sikat back home no? That is what I and my college friends commonly have. Always a nice thing when you're heading to the beach!

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  11. I love my sarong and the different ways I can wear

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