Review: Ashaki Skirt, Barbarossa Blouse

Rating: ★★½☆☆
To Be A

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 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, perhaps, who offer belts, jewlry, and more skirts for additional layering.)

Comment (1)

  1. Abby

    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.

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