In the context of clothing, a wrap can refer to a shawl or stole wrapped about the upper body, or a simple skirt-type garment made by wrapping a piece of material round the lower body. Many people of both genders throughout the world wear wraps in everyday life, however, in the West, they are largely worn by women. They are sometimes sewn at the edges to form a tube which keeps the required size. They are secured using a knot, ties, or in modern examples buttons or velcro.1234
- Dhoti and Lungi, worn in India.
- Lava-lava, worn throughout Oceania.
- Sarong and baju kebaya, worn throughout South-east Asia.
- Ta'ovala, worn in Tonga.
- Kanga and similar garments worn in throughout Africa.
- Beach wraps - In the west, sarongs and towels are sometimes worn as wraps at the beach.5
- Wrap skirts - skirts made in the design or style of a wrap.
- Wraps are sometimes worn for doing Yoga 6
- Weather wraps, wraps designed to be water- and wind-proof.7
- http://www.georgiaoriginale.com/Sarongs_unisex.htm Unisex sarongs and wraps
- http://www.africastyles.com/resources/wrap_skirt.html African wrap skirt description
- http://www.guardianecostore.co.uk/products/kolam-collection/kolam-a-line-organic-denim-wrap-skirt/ A modern sewn example
- http://www.tobi.com/product/19057-opening-ceremony-wrap-skirt-skirts Shorter modern example for women.
- http://www.beach-clothing.com/product-catalog/wrap-skirts.html Wraps for the beach
- http://www.yogabodys.com/servlet/the-8/Yoga-Wrap-Skirt/Detail Yoga Wrap