Thursday, August 8, 2013
The Sarong. Can it be my new fashion?
I acquired two of these from a friend of mine who spent a year in Malaysia. The style of sarong there is a tube...the ends of the material are sewn together, you step into the tube, fold it over yourself and roll it down from the waist.
I've been experimenting with ways to tie/fold/roll them that feels secure, comfortable and stands up to a lot of moving around. Something about them feels like they might fall off when you least expect or want them too. I think those who wear them as everyday wear, have learned the tricks. I'm trying, honestly I am.
I recently purchased two more (of the open, not tube variety) from All Sarongs online. They have very reasonable prices (around $15 each and free shipping of you buy two or more). They have some really pretty materials too that wash well and don't wrinkle. Something about what little breeze there might be in the summer, blowing up your skirt has great appeal.
I'm not a stick figure. I've got some poundage on my frame. So I bought the plus size so I wouldn't wonder if the material would make it all the way around. I also bought a sarong buckle (All Sarongs sells those too) to experiment with. It's gonna take some time. But they sure do have a lot of YouTube videos about tying sarongs and varieties of tying options! Who knew? Gotta love YouTube for that.
I like the idea of the long skirt...that can be adjusted to my feeling of the day, that is cool, easy care, easy wear. I just don't have the tying mastered. I think I'll have to employ some safety pins so I don't feel so vulnerable. I love how they look...I'm just not convinced they look that great on me.
Here's a couple of fascinating videos showing a bunch of different ways to tie them. Watch some YouTube vids...there are a lot of ways to wear this giant "scarf". Have you worn one? What's your favorite way? WHERE do you wear them? Watch videos below or via clip one link and clip two link.