Many of us own sarongs but are not that creative or inventive when tying them on the body. It does not matter how many instruction websites I read, my sarong never really looks nice when tied. So I wondered how other women keep their sarongs attached especially when they use them as beach dresses. I thought about a brooch but that would only put a nasty hole in the beautiful sarong. Everything I thought about had pins of some kind and that just would not be acceptable. So I looked around and found other women complaining about the same thing but they had a solution – pretty lacquered coconut buckles.
The handy little trinkets are perfect! They look like shells with two holes. When you tie your sarong, the right side of the sarong or pareo goes through one hole while the left side is pulled through the other hole. You then tie the two pieces into a bow or knot and voilà your sarong stays in place. The coconut buckle is also pretty when it is visible and does not mar your lovely fabric.
On the left is an excellent picture of how the coconut buckle works — more how to on their site!