How to Wear a Sarong, the Forgotten Hero of Water-Adjacent Dressing


Sarong worn at Chanel Cruise 2018 runway show

Sarong worn at Chanel Cruise 2018 demonstrate Impression: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Illustrations or photos

We’re residing in the age of superior seaside styling. The previously blah one particular-piece has been totally rebranded. Daywear as beachwear (and vice versa) is all the rage. Kimonos, maxi attire and other non-deal with-up deal with-ups have unceremoniously ousted the oversized white T-shirt, caftan and sarong. To wit: It is mid-July and Zara features not a single sarong wrap. That’s indicating one thing. But is the era of the sarong (pareo, whatsoever you want to get in touch with it) truly about?

Karl Lagerfeld says nay. Rather than feed the style set’s regular need for the new, at Chanel’s Cruise 2018 presentation, Lagerfeld compensated homage to the everlasting splendor of ancient Greece — and the sarong wrap. 1 model walked the runway in a ruched, significant-increase bikini topped with an extremely glam clear cloak (for an Old Hollywood effect), yet another in a cowl-neck one particular-piece accessorized with a tonal, laurel leaf-patterned sarong. If Lagerfeld’s stamp of approval is not enough proof that the sarong even now retains h2o today, we don’t know what is.

In situation you need further more convincing, contemplate the adhering to:

(1) Sarongs double as maxi skirts and bandeau tops.

(2) They don’t trap sand the way, say, culottes do.

(three) In a clear sarong, each and every inch of your glorious swimsuit — and property — remains on exhibit.

(four) A printed sarong paired with a printed bikini can make for a enjoyment blended-print statement.

(five) Tied the Lagerfeld way, the silhouette cinches your waistline, generating an hourglass form.

(six) Alternating sarongs (and tying techniques) presents your swimsuits more mileage.

Why not go retro? This summer time make a sarong the focal point of at the very least one particular of your seaside outfits. Verify out the gallery down below for our present sarong picks in addition some useful suggestions on how to tie a sarong.


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