A pareo is the ultimate summertime multitasker. The most classic way to style it is as a skirt — just wrap around your waist, then knot at one side or in the center, either tucking in the ends or leaving them loose. Perfect with a t-shirt, a button-down shirt, or a bikini. You can also wear it as a scarf, a wrap, and, with a few more knots and twists, a halter dress. This one's made with fine, silky Tana Lawn® cotton from Liberty Fabric.
Liberty Fabrics has been producing some of our favorite prints since 1875. Their signature Tana Lawn® quality is fine, cool, and especially soft. While it's woven from ultra-fine, long-staple Egyptian cotton, it almost behaves like silk, with a lightweight drape and beautiful color vibrancy. In their own words, it's “a fabric built by obsession, perfected into a modern masterpiece of production through a bespoke process that has evolved over a century.” Each print is hand-drawn or painted by their London-based design team, then applied to fabric at Liberty's own printing mill in Northern Italy.
“Because it is just a rectangle of fabric, a pareo can be anything you want it to be. It is a skirt – a dress – a scarf – a halter – a jumpsuit – even a major head wrap. Off the body, it can be a picnic blanket, a place to sit on the beach, a sunshade, a tent for your little ones, even a cape for an imaginative toddler.”