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How To Wear The Sideswept Dhoti

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There are many ways to master the art of wearing The Sideswept Dhoti, we’ve listed three for you - Back Bow, Obi Knot and Side Belt. 

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to wear the pants, and if you prefer to skip ahead. Here’s a video on How to Wear The Sideswept Dhoti.

Once you’ve mastered all the styles, we’ve also put together all The Sideswept Dhoti for you to browse through.


Let’s start with the basics:

Step 1: Fold in the right wrap, followed with the left wrap on top.

Step 2: The right strap goes into the silt on the left

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Step 3: The right wrap goes towards the left

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Step 4: Both straps goes behind you to secure the fit of the pants, adjust accordingly based on size.

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Step 5: Put the strap on the right through the back hoop for extra security

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And now you’re ready to take the next steps.


STYLE #1: Obi Knit

Step 6: Put the left strap through the back hoop as well

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Step 7: Bring both straps back to the front

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Step 8: Make a knot in the front

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Voilà, you now have the Obi Knot

Insider Tips: For extra security, do another knot or tuck the straps into your pants

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STYLE #2: Side Belt

Step 6: Gather both straps on the left side

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Step 7: Make a one hoop knot

Insider Tips: Use the longer strap for the hoop and the shorter strap to secure the hoop with a knot

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Tada, the Side Belt is now completed.

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STYLE #3: Back Bow

Step 6: Bring the left strap to meet the right strap and tie a knot

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Step 7: Tie a ribbon

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There you go, the Back Bow.

Insider Tips: It takes a little adjusting to make the bow pop out the way it looks here, so fret no, give it a couple of go and we’re sure you will get it.

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Don’t forget to adjust your pocket.

We promise we didn’t make pants with an awkward flap outside.

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Step 1: Lift it up

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Step 2: Tuck it in

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Step 3: Put your hand in the pocket and move it along the seams.

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Step 4: A little more adjustment

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And here’s the pocket we promised. 

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Watch the Video

Discover more of our The Sideswept Dhoti styles here.