Wedding Dress - Sarong

sarong 1Sarongs from the South Pacific islands of Tahiti and Hawaii they are called ‘Pareos’ and in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malyasia and Indonesia they are called ‘Surong’. A similar garment in India is a ‘Sri’ and in Africa it is known as a ‘Kanga’.

Whichever part of the world sarongs are worn they consist of a length of fabric which is wrapped and tied around the body at the waist or arms.

Worn by both men and women they are widely used by many as an essential part of daily life.

With today’s popular beach and tropical weddings more brides are leaning towards doing away with the traditional wedding dress and opting for the more practical wedding sarong attire.

There is nothing that says ‘tropical’ or ‘beach’ more than a sarong. Sand, surf, rolling waves and luscious palm trees surrounded by brightly coloured tropical flowers is the perfect location for dressing in the goddess looking attire of a wedding sarong.

Many Sarong Fabrics to Choose From

sarong 3Fabrics such as georgette, linen, satin, chiffon, gauze and charmeuse are used to make sarongs and because they are light weight will give the advantage of easy mobility and limit the amount of sticking to the skin during hot weather.

From a stunning array of colours to the pure and simple white look you will be sure to find a wedding sarong that suits your skin colouring and body shape to make you feel every inch the beautiful tropical bride.

With the popular rise of wearing wedding sarongs many manufacturers are now offering ivory, champagne and blush colours.

Bridal sarongs of 2 or 3 piece sets can be worn in many different styles from complete coverage to your stomach showing as well as short or long lengths.

Ways to Tie a Wedding Sarong

Halter dress: From back to front place the sarong around your body and take the two ends to cross over your bust and tie into a knot in at the back of your neck.

Wrap skirt: Place the sarong around your waist starting again from the back to front and tie the ends at your side and let hang off of your hip.

Dress or Mini-Skirt: Lift up your arms and place the sarong around your body, take the ends of each side and hold in front, tie the ends in a knot above your bust. This technique can also be used to create a skirt by wrapping the sarong at waist level.

Front Pleated: You can give your sarong a pleated look by placing the sarong around your body under the arms, hold the ends away from you and fold evenly into pleats along the top and tuck into the centre. You can give extra security by using a pin or clip as well as giving added flair. (Tip: Ensure your body is in the centre of the sarong to enable folds to be even).

Wedding Sarong Accessories

sarong 2The sarong itself will only come to life with the right accessories.


  • Elegant and simple sandals work will work well with your wedding sarong.
  • Flip flops adorned with flowers if you are getting married on soft sands.
  • Jewellery wrapped around bare feet allowing the feel of warm sands.
  • Adornments such as flowers, pearls and diamantes can be used to dress up the simplest of sandals and flip flops.

Simple jewellery can become elegant and classy when wearing a sarong or garlands of flowers can have pearls intertwined for that added tropical look.

Carrying a parasol will not only give that romantic look but will also be a protection against the sun.

Headdresses - nothing will appear out of place when it comes to headdresses. Place ornaments, flowers, jewelled combs or a tiara in your hair to complete the ensemble.

Your bouquet can be from a single flower to a selection of the locally grown tropical flowers that are in abundance. If you don’t want to carry flowers then consider a fan which can help with cooling you down while standing on the beach.

Made without elastic, buttons or zippers your wedding sarong will be comfortable as well as gorgeous and what better way to match your personality and style at your own tropical wedding than wearing a bridal sarong.