- How To Tie A Sarong
How To Tie A Sarong
21 Sexy, Alluring Ways of Tying and Wearing Your Sarong
One of the most commonly asked questions by women and men who are just getting into wearing sarongs is, “How do I tie the sarong?” People can become frustrated and voice complaints such as, “I can’t get the fabric to lay flatteringly on my body,” “It is always too bulky around the knot or the waist,” “The knot won’t stay tied,” and “I just can’t get it to stay on.”
Not to worry! You don’t have to be afraid that your wrap will fall off as you’re walking down the street. Tying a sarong is really a very simple task. With the proper instruction, it won’t take you long at all to master, and you’ll be wrapping your sarong on and looking fabulous in seconds flat. With a little patience and practice, you can learn a wide variety of wraps that are applicable for different occasions, such as short skirts, long skirts, and elegant dresses. Tying a sarong well will flatter your body, and makes you look and feel great. We have created a video on how to tie a sarong in 21 different ways. In addition, we list the steps for each method below.
Step-by-Step Sarong Tying for Each of the 21 Methods
With so many amazing sarong styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know how to create each look. Follow our simple steps below and find the style that is right for you. From elegant wraps to chic skirts, you will love how the detailed instructions help you achieve a flattering fit. Whether you want a casual look for your upcoming vacation or a simple sarong ensemble for everyday, this guide is for you.
Here are some easy-to-follow steps for tying your beautiful new sarong for each of the 21 methods of tying and wearing a sarong:
- Halter Dress with a Twist:
Show off your flair for fashion when you wear your favorite sarong as a halter dress with a twist. This stylish ensemble accentuates your curves while staying on the cutting edge of fashion. From a quiet lunch with friends to dancing the night away, master this sensational sarong style for an outfit that looks and feels fabulous wherever you go.
To tie a sarong as a halter dress with a twist, take the sarong and hold it behind the body crosswise so that it is perpendicular to the body. Take the corners at the opposite ends of the garment and wrap them under the armpits from back to front. Gather the ends just above the bust line and twist them together, one over the other. Finally, fasten the ends together at the base of the neck for a secure fit.
- Halter Dress with a Knot:
Enjoy the summer in carefree style when you wear a lightweight sarong as a halter dress with a knot. This versatile style looks effortlessly chic whether you wear it day or night. The stunning silhouette is flattering and fashionable on women of all types. Learn the simple tying method to enhance your summertime wardrobe with sultry style.
To tie a sarong as a halter dress with a knot, take the sarong and hold it behind the body crosswise, or horizontally, so that it is perpendicular to the body. Take the corners at the opposite ends of the garment and wrap them under the armpits from back to front. Gather the ends at the center of the torso just above the bust line. Tie a knot of any kind. Take the remaining portion of the sarong and tie a final knot at the nape of the neck to create the halter silhouette.
- One Shoulder Dress:
Make a bold style statement when you wear a sarong as a one shoulder dress. This alluring asymmetrical style shows off your feminine side and fashion sense simultaneously. Wear it to the beach, to the market, or to a restaurant for an outfit that will turn heads every time. Master this sarong style for a youthful look that will add vibrancy to your wardrobe.
To tie a sarong as a one shoulder dress, take the sarong and hold it behind the body horizontally, or crosswise, so that it is perpendicular to the body. Take one end of the garment and place it at the middle of the back. Wrap the garment under the armpits from back to front until the body is completely covered. Finally, take the remaining end of the garment and wrap over the shoulder. Join the corners of the opposite ends together and fasten with a knot at the back or shoulder.
- Maxi (Long) Skirt:
Comfort and style blend together perfectly when you wear your favorite sarong as a long maxi skirt. The flowing silhouette of this style makes it easy to wear no matter how rigorous or relaxing your day may be. Wear it with your swimsuit for a boho chic cover up or with your favorite tank top for an out of the ordinary outfit. Looking cute and comfortable is only a few simple steps away.
To tie a sarong as a maxi skirt, take the garment and hold it crosswise behind the body so that the length of fabric is perpendicular to the body. Next, take the top two corners and gather at the hip wrapping back to front. Secure the garment by fastening a knot.
- Long Wrap Skirt:
Add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe when you wear a sarong as a long wrap skirt. This flattering style shows off your figure without being restrictive or outdated. From the pool to the city streets and everywhere in between, the fresh, youthful fit of the long wrap skirt will have you feeling carefree and stylish wherever you wear it.
Holding the wrap horizontally, gather one corner into your hand, leaving a long enough length to tie off later. Wind the rest of the cloth around your hips, bringing the other corner to align with the first. Tie the two lengths together.
- Harem Jumpsuit:
Let your inner trendsetter run wild when you wear a sarong as a harem jumpsuit. This style shows off your fashion sense in an out of the ordinary way. Heads will turn as you wear it for an evening out with friends or to your favorite hot spots. Master the steps and enjoy how fashionable you feel in a harem jumpsuit.
To tie as a sarong as a harem jumpsuit, hold the sarong lengthwise along the front of the body. Wrapping front to back under the armpits, take the top two corners of the garment and tie with a knot at the center of the back. Next, take the bottom of the sarong and pull it up through the legs from front to back. Take the remaining two corners and tie with a knot at the navel. The length of the jumpsuit may be altered by adjusting the placement of the final knot.
- Strapless Dress (also called a Tube Dress):
Your feminine physique will be on display in the most flattering way when you wear a sarong as a strapless tube dress. By following a few simple steps, you can master this style and enjoy endless versatility. The beautiful neckline of this style draws attention to your feminine silhouette and accentuates your natural beauty. Wear it with a swimsuit as a coverup for the beach or on its own for a stunning look every time.
To tie a sarong as a strapless dress, take the sarong and position it behind the body so that it is perpendicular to the body. Take the corners at the opposite ends of the garment and wrap them from back to front under the arms. While applying light pressure, take the corners at the bust line and continue to wrap behind the body. Fasten a double knot to secure the garment in place. For a strapless dress with a knot in front, simply begin with the sarong in front of the body and wrap from front to back.
- Mini Skirt:
Show off your sexy side with the help of a sarong worn as a mini skirt. By following a few simple steps, you can master this sultry look and enjoy its endless style. Whether you want a cute cover up for the pool or want to make a stylish statement when you go out, a sarong worn as a mini skirt is the perfect ensemble.
To tie a sarong as a mini skirt, take a half sarong or full length sarong folded lengthwise and hold it behind the body horizontally. Position the garment at the hips. Take the corners at both ends of the garment and wrap them around the body going from back to front. At the center of the pelvis or at the hip, tie a single knot to fasten the garment into position. The sarong can also be folded on the diagonal to create a different mini skirt look.
- Halter Top (with a mini sarong):
Take your summer style from drab to fab when you wear a mini sarong as a halter top. Master this simple look for an ensemble that is fashionable, versatile, and comfortable. This look is perfect for a day of shopping or relaxing by the pool. Wherever you wear it, you will love how the halter top style keeps you looking and feeling updated and modern.
To tie a sarong as a halter top, take a mini sarong and hold it in behind the body. Take the top two corners of the garment and wrap from back to front. At the bust line, cross the corners over one another. Tie a knot of any kind at the base of the neck to secure the garment into place. This style can also be achieved with a full length or half sarong.
- Sarong as an accessory - Headwrap:
Manage your mane with ease when you wear a sarong as a stylish headwrap. Follow a few simple instructions and you can master this fashionable and functional look. The tropical breeze of your favorite beach resort will be no match for the secure style you get from a sarong tied as a headwrap. From the beach to your hometown, you will love how easy it is look stylish while protecting your hairstyle.
To utilize a sarong as a head wrap, take a mini sarong and fold it diagonally. When folded properly, it will create a triangle shape. Place the long edge of the sarong roughly an inch behind the hairline. With firm pressure, take the two corners behind the ears. Secure at the base of the neck with a single or double knot. When tied properly, two corners will be knotted at the neck with the third corner covering the hair.
- Sarong as an accessory - Headband:
Fashion and function meet when you wear a sarong as a chic headband. With a few simple folds and a knot, you can look youthful and carefree. Your hair can stay in place during the breezy days by the beach with the help of this easy accessory. Wear it to the pool or for a jog along the shore for a sassy and stylish look each time.
To utilize a sarong as a headband, take a mini sarong and fold it crosswise several times until the desired width has been achieved. Then, position the sarong at the hairline or about an inch behind the hairline. Take the tail ends of the garment behind the ears and secure it in place with a knot at the nape of the neck.
- Side Slit Dress:
For a look that is anything but ordinary, wear your favorite sarong as a side slit dress. The beauty of this style lies in its simplicity. With a few simple knots, you can have a look that is fashionable enough to go from the pool to the shops in a breeze. The side slit dress shows off the beautiful craftsmanship of the sarong and flatters your figure simultaneously.
To tie a sarong as a side slit dress, take the unfolded sarong lengthwise and hold it at shoulder level. Wrap the sarong underneath one armpit and tie the corners atop the opposite shoulder so that it is open to one side of the body. Next, gather the sarong at the natural waist or hip. Tie another double knot to secure the sarong in place. Wear this over a swimsuit or other summer essentials for a fun look wherever you go.
- Toga Dress:
Statuesque style and old world glamour come together in a fashionable blend when you wear a sarong as a toga dress. This classic look is perfect for your next vacation or for a romantic evening. You will love how the simple tying method allows you to look your best with ease.
To tie a sarong as a toga dress, take a full length sarong and horizontally wrap it around the body towards the front. Take one end of the garment and wrap it across the front of the body and up under the armpit. Pull the first end up over the shoulder and tie it to the remaining end of the garment. The result is a toga silhouette with a cascading drape at one shoulder.
- Cascade Bandeau Dress:
For a romantic ensemble that is comfortable and stylish, wear a sarong as a cascade bandeau dress. The simple tying method creates a gorgeous silhouette that can be worn in a wide variety of locations. From the beach to the shops, a sarong tied as a cascade bandeau dress is comfortable and chic.
To tie a sarong as a bandeau dress, take a full length sarong and wrap it around the body from back to front. Gather the two ends of the garment at the bust line. Be sure to apply firm pressure to ensure proper and lasting fit. Secure with a double knot in the center of the bust line. The remaining fabric creates a cascade effect down the front of the dress.
- Backless Top:
Show off some skin and your stunning sense of style when you wear a sarong as a backless top. This youthful look is simple to create and fun to wear all summer long. Whether you wear it with your swimsuit or your favorite mini skirt, you will love how comfortable and cute you feel.
To tie a sarong as a backless top, take an unfolded mini sarong and hold in front of the torso. Take the top two corners of the sarong and gather them behind the neck. Fasten them with a single or double knot for a secure fit. Next, take the remaining two corners at the bottom and gather them behind the back at the natural waist. Fasten them with a single or double knot to ensure proper fit.
- Draped Shorts:
Kick your summer style up a notch when you wear a sarong as draped shorts. This out of the ordinary silhouette will get you noticed for your sexy sense of style. You will love how comfortable and chic you feel when strolling the seashore this summer. Pair with with a tank top or swimsuit for a youthful, casual ensemble.
To tie a sarong as draped shorts, take an unfolded half sarong and hold it lengthwise in front of the natural waist. Taking the top two corners of the garment, wrap from front to back and secure with a knot at the lower back. Then, take the remaining portion of fabric and pull it back through the legs from front to back. To secure, either tie a knot at the navel or tuck in the remaining fabric. Full length and mini sarongs can also be used to create shorts of longer or shorter lengths.
- Shoulder Shrug:
Add a little bit of flair to your evening wardrobe when you wear a sarong as a shoulder shrug. This simple style accessory is ever so easy to create and adds interest to an ordinary evening look. Pair it with your favorite little black dress for an ensemble that is sophisticated and elegant.
To tie a sarong as a shoulder shrug, take a half sarong or mini sarong and drape the garment at the neck from back to front. To ensure proper fit, the mid line of the sarong needs to be at the base of the neck. Take the two ends of the garment and gather behind the body between the shoulder blades. Secure with a knot. Leave the garment as is or add more width to this look by gently pulling the sarong down over the shoulders.
- Draped Dress:
Take the shoreline by storm in this one of a kind sarong style. The draped dress will become your go-to look for all your summer activities. You will love how the stylish silhouette flatters your frame and keeps you feeling comfortable under the hot summer sun. Wear it to the beach, to the pool or for a night out on the town for a sizzling outfit every time.
To tie a sarong as a draped dress, take a full length sarong and hold it in front of the body lengthwise. Take the top two corners of the garment and tie at the base of the neck in cowl neck fashion. Then, gather the sarong along the edges at the natural waist. Wrapping from front to back, secure a double knot at the hip.
- Simple Strapless Dress or Swimsuit Cover Up:
A stylish swimsuit cover up is only a few knots away with your favorite sarong. By following a handful of easy steps, you can master this fashionable look and enjoy it all summer long. The flattering silhouette of the strapless style looks great with a wide range of swimwear or by itself for a dazzling evening wardrobe option. Whichever way you choose, you will love how the beautiful drape has you looking your best.
To tie a sarong as a swimsuit cover up, take a half sarong or full length sarong and hold it crosswise behind the body. Take the two ends of the garment and gather at the bust line. Tie a single knot or double knot to create a simple strapless silhouette.
- Triangle Skirt:
Sassy style comes standard when you wear a sarong as a triangle skirt. This breezy and cute ensemble is perfect for poolside or the sands of your favorite tropical locale. Wear it over your swimsuit for a fresh cover up that will turn heads. Master this look for chic style all summer long.
Fold the sarong over to create a triangle. Take the longest side of the triangle and wind it around your waist, tying the corners off at one hip. This creates a sexy short skirt perfect for the beach.
- Shawl to Shoulder Wrap:
Elegance and sophistication come together effortlessly when you wear a sarong as a shoulder wrap. The added coverage of the sarong provides the right amount of protection from the sun while still feeling updated and modern. Whether you wear this style with your swimsuit or over a tank top and shorts, the effortless style of the shoulder wrap will transform your summer wardrobe.
To tie a sarong as a shawl, take an unfolded mini or half sarong. Join opposing corners together so that the garment makes a triangle shape. Wrap the sarong around the shoulders from back to front. Tie the opposing corners together with a double knot at the top of the shoulder. When tied properly, the sarong will drape asymmetrically across the torso. Relocate the knot to the center of the chest to create a different shawl look.
Added Tip - Tying a Sarong with a Sarong Tie (Tying Device): Take the guesswork out of tying a sarong with the help of a sarong tie. This simple accessory gives peace of mind and adds a little pizzazz to your ensemble. Keeping your garment securely in place, you have the freedom to fully enjoy yourself at the beach or at the pool. From a skirt to a dress and every style in between, a sarong tie can help you achieve the look you love.
These little assistants have two holes you can pull the corners of the fabric through and tie off. They hold the fabric tight and prevent big, bulky knots that could come undone. Tying devices can be small works of art themselves. There are beautiful varieties available, such as inlaid shell, mother of pearl, engraved coconut and carved wood.
To tie a sarong using a sarong tie, simply take the corners of the garment and position them through the holes of the sarong tying device. Once both ends have been put through, apply firm pressure to ensure that the sarong is in proper position. The sarong tying device will hold the garment securely in place without the need for knots of any kind.
If you’re interested in a shorter skirt or dress for any of these styles, simply fold the fabric over to your desired length. Feel free to use safety pins wherever you like!
Be patient and practice tying your sarong. It shouldn’t take you long to become an expert at your favorite styles. Feel free to experiment and express yourself with your gorgeous, flattering sarong!
A Wrap for Every Occasion – Extending Your Wardrobe
When tying your sarong, the first thing you need to do is decide how you want to wear it. One of the simplest, most universal ways is as a skirt. Long skirts are elegant, slenderizing and sophisticated, and can be worn at formal occasions or on the beach as a cover-up to protect from the sun. Knee length skirts are perfect for swimsuit cover-ups, or as a casual feminine look for going out on the town. Mini-skirts work the same way, but show off your legs a little more.
They can be wrapped on as a dress, tied over the breasts for a long, refined sheath, or tied up around the neck for a different dress style. Draping one around your body and over the shoulder makes for a breezy, beautiful toga look, and they can even be tied up into a loose pair of knee-length pants or shorts.
Sarongs are perfect for shawls and head wraps, scarves and turbans. They’re even used for home decorating, as beautiful wall hangings, curtains, room separators, tablecloths, or unique covers for a chair or sofa. They’re also so light and comfortable that they make for the perfect travel garment.
When purchasing a sarong, keep in mind how flexible its use is as a way of adding panache to your wardrobe, and staying trendy. Today, more and more, women are wearing a sarong for many different types of occasions – at work, for dinner at a posh restaurant, on travel, and on the beach of course, to name only a few. The nice thing about sarongs is that their flexibility permits you to do so many things in terms of fashion and appearance.
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