|long blue Hawaiian print sarong||–||1 World Sarongs|
|white & green short sarong||–||1 World Sarongs|
|fox & hare sarong/scarf||–||Loft|
|coconut sarong tie||–||1 World Sarongs|
|bikini||–||Topshop (top, bottom)|
Sarongs are, hands down, my favorite type of covereup. Why? They’re so versatile. You can wear one sarong tons of different ways to change up your look or cover up more or less of yourself, depending on just how big your pre-pool brunch was. I brought three different sarongs of varying lengths with me to Hawaii.
Let’s start with my long sarong. If you only bring one sarong with you on a tropical vacation, then bring a long one. You can always fold it in half to make it shorter, but you can’t make a short sarong longer. I liked wearing it long as the sun dipped down and the temperatures dropped.
This was moments before my husband splashed me, which I defintely deserved for taking such a pose-y photo with the sunset.
If you go the sarong route for your next coverup, let me recommend a sarong tie like this one. They’re cheap and they really do help to hold a sarong knot in place. Plus, they’re cute and you can get them in a million different shapes and colors.
I loved this bright, shorter sarong for the middle of the day, when it was hottest. This one is shaped like a long rectangle, and it did a fantastic job of keeping my–how can I put this delicately–butt region covered up. I’m pear shaped, which means I carry the majority of my weight in my hips and butt. While I’m generally happy with my body, it is the part of me I most like to keep at least partially covered, and I think a sarong does an excellent job of that without covering up too much.
If you’re apple shaped, meaning you carry most of your weight in your upper body, a sarong will still work well for you, but you might consider tying it around your natural waist instead of your hips as I’ve done.
This may have been my favorite sarong I brought with me, and isn’t even technically a sarong. It’s a scarf. I found it in Loft’s sale section just a few days before our trip. It was ridiculously cheap and I knew it would work well as a sarong and as a scarf when I got back, so I snapped it up.
This sarong/scarf is a square, so it has a nice diagonal look to it when tied around the waist, which I think amps up the sex appeal. You could tie it non-diagonally too, and that creates a much drapier more covered-up look. That’s the brilliant thing about sarongs–you can tie them a million different ways, so they never get boring.