There are clothes that can embody all the carelessness and charm of summer. Born in Polynesia and designed for both men and women, the sarong is a unisex skirt with a relaxed, comfortable and casual style that accompanies us year after year during our holidays at sea. Her arrival in the West was punctuated by the 1937 film The Hurricane, in which actress Dorothy Lamour played a native woman and wore a pareo (or “sarong”) as a dress with typical stylized embellishments. Pareos became a staple of high fashion in the 80s, retaining their exotic colors, only to find more subdued variations over the next decade.
Short, long, fringed, embellished or minimalist… The Sarong has never lost its relevance and has been worn by many stars over its long history. Among them, to confirm her evergreen essence, Chiara Ferragni chooses micro and pink, riding the Barbiecore wave, and Valentina Ferragni prefers models with patterns in shades of blue. Flowers and white lingerie for Iris Lowe paired a midi sarong with her optical bikini, while Sophia Richie Gray opted for fluorescent green with romantic ruffles. Dua Lipa opts for y2k with a denim-effect sarong that looks like a triangle swimsuit, while Jennifer Lopez lets herself be seduced by multi-colour pairing with a T-shirt and bandana.
For her part, in the ’00s, Kim Kardashian wore a black mini sarong with pom-poms to match her bikini, and Beyoncé preferred long hemlines and a nude effect, but didn’t shy away from bright accessories to spice up the look. Instead, Sofia Vergara opted for a combination of blue and sexy low-waist pareos on the beaches of Venice Beach.
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