Hi everyone! Welcome back to my channel! Today,
I’m going to show you my favorite ways to wrap my pareo. This is something that we use
in the Polynesian culture. We basically use it for everything! I live in these things
during the spring and summer time. I use it for Hula practice, Tahitian practice. So many
things and ways to use it, so I thought I’d share my favorite ways! The first one is pretty much standard. You
wrap it around your waist and I like to use a lot of fabric. This material didn’t have
a lot of fabric, but I like to use a lot of fabric because that side tie right there,
the bigger it is, I feel like the prettier it looks. The next wrap is super easy! This is something
that I use for the beach, or if I’m at the pool.
I’m just going to wrap the pareo around my body and you can cris cross it, or just
keep it standard. But I’m just going to tie it above my chest and it’s so cute!
You can wear it as a dress throughout the day in the house. I wouldn’t recommend wearing
it out. I’m sure some do, especially in Hawai’i, but for me, I like to wear it around
the house because its simple and easy and comfortable. If you don’t like the bottom part flying
open, you can also tie the bottom. This will keep it from flying open and ten to one, you’ll
have a swimming suit underneath or some shorts. You just tie it at the bottom and pull it
out and it’s just going to create this cute dress. It’s out of your way for walking,
but it covers you up. This was one of the first wraps I’ve learned,
in the Hawaiian Culture, if it is tied to the left side of you, that means that you
are taken or married. And if it’s tied on the right, it means that you are single. A
lot of people tie it on the left or right just because, but in the Hawaiian culture
that’s how it is. And in the Tahitian culture, it’s the opposite way. And I do know my
God mom is Samoan, and she likes to tie it in the front.
So I think it’s just a cultural thing. Next, I’m going to show you how to do a
cute little romper. You are going to take your pareo and you are
going to wrap two of the corners after you have halved the pareo.
You are going to tie the pareo so it’s tight and it doesn’t come loose. You are going
to end up with a hole right here, and when you open it up, you’ll end up with two different
holes. You are going to step your legs into both
holes and I recommend using a lot of fabric for this, because it ends up being tight.
My thunder thighs barely made it. But you are going to pull it up your body…
And you can wrap it across or going straight up. I’m doing a regular tie in the back
of my neck, it’s nothing fancy. Then you are going to take the loose fabric
in the middle and tie that as tight as possible. And tuck any loose ends of the fabric, this
fabric has some little tassels at the bottom, so just tuck it all in.
And you have your romper. Now, if you don’t like to show that much
skin in the center, you can cross/twist it and wrap it like you see here and just tie
it together. Super easy, super fun, super cute and that’s
it! I hope you enjoyed my pareo tutorial. If you did, give this video a thumbs up! Subscribe
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