Although sarongs are worn around the world and denote different dress traditions, in North and South America, as well as Europe, sarongs are mainly worn as beach wear or as a cover-up over swimwear.
A sarong is often made of a thin, light fabric, often rayon, and may feature decorative fringe on both sides. The sarong may have ties, which are long thin straps of fabric which the wearer can tie together to prevent the wrap from falling down. Sarongs in the western culture are worn mostly by women as beach cover-ups. Western men who wear male sarongs are often influenced by the Scottish style men skirts known as kilts.
Summer days…sensational sarongs!

Sarong Fun Fact: The fabric used for sarongs often have woven plaid or checkered patterns, or may be highly colorful by means of batik or ikat dyeing. Many modern sarongs have printed designs, often depicting animals or plants. Colorful, gorgeous sarongs are all that!
The American public is most familiar with the sarong for the dozens of motion pictures set in the South Seas, most of them romantic dramas made in the 1930s and 1940s. Dorothy Lamour is by far the actress most linked with the sarong, which was designed by Edith Head. Lamour was nicknamed “The Sarong Girl” by the press and wore a sarong on occasion in traditional films.
Sarongs: Free moving and feeling groovy in a Hollywood movie!

Various Ways to Tie and Wear a Sarong:

  • Wear the Sarong as a Short Skirt: Fold the sarong diagonally, wrap the sarong around your waist, gather the two ends of the sarong and tie a knot on the side.
  • Wear the Sarong as a Halter Dress: Hold the sarong horizontally, bring the top corners together in front of your body, twist the two corners around each other twice.
  • Wear the Sarong as a Long Skirt: Hold the sarong horizontally, take a corner of the sarong in each hand, make a knot, twist the material to the side of the hip, fluff out the corners, alternately tie the skirt to cover you up as you desire.

Other Popular, Fashionable Ways to Wear a Sarong:

  1. One Shoulder Dress
  2. Side-Slit Dress
  3. Draped Dress
  4. Toga Dress
  5. Wrap Dress
  6. Jumpsuit

Why not get inventive and wear your sarong any way you see fit, to fit your particular diva style?

Sarong Fun Fact: Numerous tying methods exist to hold a sarong to the wearer’s body. In some cases, techniques customarily differ according to the sex of the wearer. If a sarong has ties, the ties may be used to hold the garment in place. Sarong ties give you extra hold and security. If the sarong doesn’t have ties, a pin or broach may be used to clamp the sarong together, the fabric may be tightly tucked under itself in layers, the corners of the main sheet may be wrapped around the body and knotted, or a belt may be worn to hold the sarong in place.
Wear a sarong and get hooked! Let the sarong become a stronghold in your favorite fashion choice!
Summer strong in a sarong!

Sarong Fun Fact: The basic garment known as the sarong is worn around the globe, where the garment shows variations in style and name. The sarong is extremely popular in:

  1. Africa
  2. Brazil
  3. Canada
  4. Europe
  5. Middle East
  6. North America
  7. Pacific Islands
  8. Somalia
  9. South America
  10. South Asia
  11. Southeast Asia
  12. Sri Lanka

Sarong Fun Fact: In Singapore, the term Sarong Party Girl refers to local single Singaporean women, especially of Chinese ethnicity, who favor socializing and having relationships with Caucasian men rather than the local males.
Party hearty in the surf and the sun, wear your sarong and join in the fun!
Sarong Fun Fact: If you’re enjoying a day at the beach, covered in a sarong, and you long to go ride the waves or bathe in the sun, simply remove your sarong and use the fabric as a beach towel! Lay down on your sarong all day long!
Sarong Fashion Tip: Sarongs can also be worn as scarves and shawls! Across the shoulder or around the neckline, sarongs when draped look simply divine!
Sarongs are apparel that work for a number of occasions. The beach, a party or an Island vacation!
“I love the new bikini bathing suit I bought for summer beach days.”
“I adore my new sarong. I can wear the silky, colorful garment in a variety of ways.”
“Wow, your sarong is gorgeous all right. May I borrow it? What a great thought.”
“But the sarong will cover up a portion or all of the bathing suit you just bought.”
“Yes, but the sarong looks even more fashionable than the bikini, don’t you think?”
“Stunning! Let’s lay in the sun and sand wearing sarongs and enjoy a refreshing drink!”
Sarong: Put a skip in your step and a song in your heart when dressed in a sarong all day and night long!
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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

Today, February 5, 2017, Super Bowl Sunday in the United States, one thing is certain. Whether you are rooting for the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons, there will be a whole lot of kicking going on!
Hut, hut, hike! Kick a field goal!
Do  you want to watch great football, dine on good food and stay stylish in the process? How about going to a Super Bowl party or restaurant kicking yourself up to a higher fashion notch?
Knee-high boots! Always makes a fashion list at the top!
I have written prior style blog posts on boots in general, ankle boots, thigh-high boots, and from reader responses, people around the world love their boots. Today, let’s highlight knee high boots.
A boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Boots can cover the foot and ankle, extend up the leg, to the knee, up the thigh, or to the hip. Most boots have a heel that  is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made from one piece.
Whether you prefer your boots flat soled, a minor heel, or spiked heels, knee high boots add charm, style and glamour to your feet, as well as to your outfit.
Boots are traditionally made from leather or rubber, modern boots made from a variety of materials. Boots are worn for functionality, as in protecting your feet and legs from water, snow, mud or hazards, and for providing ankle support. For fashionistas and those who want to rock a gorgeous or a trendy outfit, boots are worn for style and fashion.
Boot Fun Fact: The phrase “give one the boot” means to kick one out of a job, club, or expel someone, literally or figuratively.
If the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl, they will be giving the Atlanta Falcons the boot. If the Falcons take the NFL 2017 Championship, the Patriots get the boot.
Have you got your knee high boots on, ready to spur your preferred team on?
Knee High Boots Fashion Tip: Knee high boots look best when worn with a skirt or dress that leaves a few inches of leg visible from the top of the boot to the hem of the garment, or when your pant legs are tucked into the boots.
If you are wearing knee high boots, then by all means, show the vogue footwear off!
Boot History Fun Fact: Early boots consisted of separate leggings, soles and uppers worn together to provide greater ankle protection than shoes or sandals. Around 1000 B.C. these components were more permanently joined to form a single unit that covered the feet and lower leg, often up to the knee. A type of soft leather ankle boots were worn by nomads in eastern Asia, and carried to China, India and Russia, around 1200 to 1500 A.D.
Boot scoot boggie on, global boot lovers! A great pair of boots is a fashion turn on!
Here a boot, there a boot, everywhere a boot, boot, What a hoot!
Today, if New England comes up to win from a potential loss, or if the Atlanta Falcons are being defeated, and then end up on top, you can break up the party atmosphere by shouting out the popular boot phrase, “The boot is on the other foot now!” Then eat more munchies for emphasis and to heighten the overwhelming excitement!
Knee high boots add glitz and glamour to fabulous fashion power!
Super Bowl Sunday boot kick! Right over the goalpost!
Popular Types of Boots:

  1. Thigh High Boots
  2. Knee High Boots
  3. Combat Boots
  4. Military Boots
  5. Ankle Boots
  6. Cowboy Boots
  7. Cowgirl Boots
  8. Wedge Boots
  9. Chap Boots
  10. Flat Sole Boots
  11. Snow Boots
  12. Rain Boots
  13. Utility Boots
  14. Moccasin Boots
  15. Go-Go Boots
  16. Ugg Boots
  17. Chelsea Boots
  18. Dress Boots
  19. Valenki Boots

Let’s give a shout and a toot to the fantastic boot!
Whichever team you root for, let your knee high boots give a roar!
Today, on Super Bowl Sunday, may the best boots win!
Watch for Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, coming to bookstores and online bookstores in February  2017.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846