A sarong in your suitcase is always a great idea. These versatile garments can be worm in a variety of ways, they pack small and are usually inexpensive. At KUKShades we get lots of questions from customers about the sarong... so we thought we put them all together and answer them, in The Sun Room, just for you.
Q. How see through are sarongs?
Our sarongs by Pia Rossini are made from a light polyester and would be described as sheer, so there is an element of 'see through' to them. Even the darker colours let a little light through. If you have a sarong in a block colour you could always double it over for extra coverage. The halter neck style is also a great way to cover the front. With a patterned sarong, the colours and mix of shapes divert the eye, making it harder to see through. So if you are a little unsure, maybe a patterned sarong is the option for you.
Q. How do I wear my sarong?
There are lots of ways to wear your sarong but some styles do take a bit of practice. The key is to wrap, fold and tie it, to hold it in various styles. There are lots of video tutorials on YouTube with hints and tips. Some, however, can be a little bit overwhelming. Our favourite is this one by Itchy Feet Diary, it's so clever with 8 easy to follow styles.
Q. How do I care for my sarong?
Looking after your sarong is easy. a gentle wash in the machine or a hand wash will be all it needs. Dry it flat and you are ready to go.
Q. Do they come in different sizes?
Generally with a sarong, it's one size fits all but they can come in different sizes, so do check the label or dimensions listed. If you are wanting to try some adventurous styling, a larger size would be easier to work with. The Pia Rossini saongs we sell at KUKShades are 100cm x 180cm - perfect!
Q. What is the different between a sarong and a kikoy?
In terms of how you would wear a kikoy, then it is very similar to a sarong. A kikoy however, would look and feel different. Kikoys are usually made of cotton and would look more like a beach towel. Some kikoys have toweling sewn onto one side.
So there are our most frequently asked questions about beach sarongs. If you have one for us, please get in touch,