Sarong and Pareo, what's the difference?

Sarong and Pareo are two large rectangular pieces of fabric worn as clothing, but with some slight differences, check them out!
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Summer is almost here and there is no better time of the year to spend a few days at the beach. A Sarong or Pareo is perfect for all women who want to enjoy the warm weather in style.

Nowadays, in the western world, women often wear these items as a short or long skirt with a bikini or as a dress. Both are large rectangular pieces of fabric worn as an article of clothing, but they have their origins in different cultures and slightly different styles. Check out the difference between a Sarong and a Pareo!


What is a Sarong?

A Sarong is a piece of fabric, usually about one meter long, worn as a skirt or loose-fitting dress. The Sarong is a traditional apparel worn by men and women in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Sarongs are typically brightly colored and decorated with patterns or designs. In the West, Sarongs are worn as beachwear or to cover swimsuits.

What is a Pareo?

A Pareo is also made of a single piece of fabric, but it is typically longer and wider than a Sarong. In addition, a Pareo is typically worn by both men and women in Tahiti and Hawaii. Pareo is typically wrapped around the waist and tied in a knot. Or it can be worn over the shoulders as a shawl or dress. They are typically made of lightweight fabrics, such as cotton or rayon, with tropical or floral designs.

How to wear a Sarong and Pareo

These items are versatile and stylish, and a great way to add a pop of color and texture to your summer wardrobe. You can wear a Sarong or Pareo in a variety of ways:

  • As a dress: Hold the Sarong or Pareo horizontally behind the back, just below the shoulder blades.
  • As a top: Grab the two corners of the Sarong or Pareo and tie a knot in the center of the chest.
  • As a skirt: Grab both ends of the fabric and tie a knot at the hip on one side.
  • As a head covering: Wear it as a headband or as a turban.

Remember that there are many ways to wear them, so feel free to experiment and find the style you like best!

Sarong and Pareo GK

Whatever style you are looking for, check out the Sarongs and Pareos available at GK's online store.

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