A versatile beach accessory is an essential in everyone’s vacation wardrobe and one that has stood the test of time for its comfort and functionality is the pareo. The usage of pareos originates since the 19th century in the island of Tahiti which was later on adapted in the Western world as hip wraps worn as beach wear or a cover-up over swimwear. The pareo, often grouped in the same category as a sarong offers similar functionality- the main difference being its place of origin. Sarong comes from the Malay word ‘sarung’ which means ‘to cover’ and originates in Southeast Asia.
model shots of pareo
The elegant beach pareo has been a standout feature in Melissa Odabash collections through the years, and the 2021 range do not disappoint! ! Finished with a playful pom pom hem, our collection of pareo are perfect for days spent relaxing by the pool when you need a little extra coverage. The flowing fabric is easy to pack and wraps beautifully around the body making it a must-have addition for your next tropical escape.
Whether tying it round your waist, creating a pareo skirt or beach dress, the versatile pareo can be worn in multiple ways so there is a style guaranteed for your comfort! In the video below, our model demonstrates 5 stylish ways you can wear it. Each of these options are simple and will have your complete beach look sorted as you dash from the pool to the beach bar.


The new collection introduces bold colourways like the Hot Pinkand ‘Sky’ and also classic shades like 'White' and Navy. Pair with your favourite Odabash bikini or one piece and complete the look with one of our accessories for elegant understated glamour.

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