To Be A Pirate.com
Always on the lookout for more clothing options for the pirate ladies (still the underserved segment of our population), I was excited to check out this blouse and skirt combo from To Be A Pirate.com. The skirt is their Ashaki, being a basic skirt with a jagged hem and widely adjustable waist (via drawstring.) To enhance the classy roughness of the bottom, it’s actually a double-layered skirt, allowing for a flowing, random look. The top is the Barbarossa blouse, with plunging, ruffled neckline and elastic cuffs.
Both items are made of a crinkly, flowy rayon – not the ideal choice for sailors or reenactors, but more than suited for pirate partiers or fashionistas. With some creative accessorization, this skirt/blouse combination can make for an excellent entry level outfit – decent quality, and very affordably priced. The key, of course, is finding a way to make it your own (with the further assistance of To Be A Pirate.com, perhaps, who offer belts, jewlry, and more skirts for additional layering.)
Pirate clothing is a requirement of my job. I’ve learned the hard way….if it’s not cotton, it’s no good! Although I love this blouse, it would never work in the Florida heat. It’s difficult to find moderately priced (cotton) clothing that won’t fall apart after 2 washes.
I’d give this blouse 4 stars for appearance but only 1 for practicality.