Sarong vs. Pareo: What's the Difference?
Sarong and Pareo Definitions
A garment consisting of a length of cloth that is wrapped around the body and tied at the waist or below the armpits, worn by men and women in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Pacific islands.
Variant of pareu.
A cloth of light fabric and varying length that is wrapped around the waist and tied, often worn as beachwear.
A wraparound garment, worn by men or women, similar to a Malaysian sarong.
A garment made of a length of printed cloth wrapped about the waist that is commonly worn by men and women in South and Southeast Asia, also in the Pacific islands.
A sort of petticoat worn by both sexes in Java and the Malay Archipelago.
A loose skirt consisting of brightly colored fabric wrapped around the body; worn by both women and men in the South Pacific