Sarong Series: Tied Long Skirt

20130905-054258.jpgIn my quest for simplicity, I have yet to find anything as versatile or vital to my minimalist style than a sarong. With a few simple changes, the sarong (also known as a pareo) adds color, personality, and perfect functionality to any woman’s wardrobe. Rarely do I ever leave the house without at least one tucked in my bag or draped as a scarf.

In the Sarong Series, we will explore some creative ways to wear what is essentially a large, lightweight, fringed piece of fabric.

Let’s begin with an easy and fun way to wear a sarong: The Tied Long Skirt. It looks great tied in the front and to the side. Personally, I prefer the side tie. It tends to stay “out of the way” while I go about my daily activities a little better than a knot tied in front. Though either way looks flattering on a female figure. 🙂 You will find instructions for both styles below.


Average Sarong Size Measurements:
Width: Approx 46 inches (117 cm)
Length (including fringe): Approx 66 inches (168 cm)


Step One:
Place sarong behind you while holding opposite corners on the longest side.


Step Two:
Fold over body and connect to the side or the front.


Step Three:
Tie the two ends together until sarong is secure against the body (waist or lower hip is fine).*


*At this point, you may want to leave it with the ends hanging in a nice drape. Though it will be more secure if you continue on…


Step Four:
Take the two ends and tie them again in the same place to secure position. Let ends fall in a nice drape at the newly formed knot.


Step Five:
Saunter through your day in the cool comfort of a light but long skirt!

If you’d like to see some other examples of how I wear my sarong, please check out The Closet Countdown Page.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you found the Sarong Series: Tied Long Skirt easy to follow. Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. I’m super happy to help!




  1. Hm. I’m liking the front tie. I really must get a new sarong some time. My last one has holes in it nowadays.

  2. It figures that the first Ginny-sarong-tutorial is for the one and only tie/style I actually know. :-/ Post more please!!! xoxo nancy (Inept Sarong Tie-er)

    1. Hang in there. I have more coming! I’ve given this quite a bit of thought, actually. I have some other, more “creative” ways to wear it but I wanted to just be able to write “see this post” with link to the basics before I move on. It saves me a little time in the future. Coming up next: Tied Short Skirt and Waist Tied Shawl. Both begin with the Tied Long Skirt. I’ve also already taken pics for the long vest and some other “fun” ways to wear it. Just need a few more hours in the day…

    1. You crack me up. I honestly still cringe every time I go to edit these pics. I consider it an exercise in spending some time outside of my comfort zone…

      Thank you, though. It means a lot to me. You rock.

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