Wrap Around Skirts For Men
The beauty of the wrap around skirt is that you don't need to worry about what size it is. Any wrap around skirt worth its salt will fit a size 8 to a size 18, (or in US sizing, where non existence is apparently a valid size for a woman, 0 to 10, or whatever they're calling XXXL these days.) You know, for an allegedly obese culture, America spends ridiculous amounts of time creating clothing that only fits the most anorexic of its citizens. But that's another article. This one is about the joys of the wrap around skirt.
Also known as a sarong, wrap around skirts are common in tropical places where they are quite often considered to be very suitable male attire. Samoan men wear a wrap around skirt called a lavalava, and interestingly enough, whilst it is also worn by children, it is not often worn by women. To think that there are still pockets of the world in which men have monopoly on the skirt!
Wrap around skirts can usually be bought fairly cheaply and typically come in bright, tropical colors or in bohemian patterns. However one is not restricted to looking as if one is perpetually on an island holiday or ran away with the gypsies as a child, the wrap around skirt has become a staple in the collections of many designers and it is possible to purchase wrap around skirts that would do quite well in a corporate setting.
A great part of the charm of the wrap around skirt is it's flowing lines and feminine feel. Well, I say feminine feel, but perhaps I am falling into the same trap as people who declare that men shouldn't wear skirts and dresses at all. The light, flowing and indeed, dramatic lines of the wrap around skirt have become associated with femininity over the years, however there is certainly no reason why a man could not claim this style as his own. A taller man with long legs would look absolutely stunning in a wrap around skirt made of heavy fabric.
If you don't like any of the wrap around skirts available locally or online, you can easily make your own. All it takes is a length of material properly trimmed, a small slit for a tie to go through in one part of the fabric, and a tie attached to the top of the dress. Wrap around skirts are among the most simple and primitive of all human attire, and male or female, we should free free to enjoy them.
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