Even though most real female pirates dressed as men 300 years ago, most of today's women like to portray a more fanciful and sexy version instead. Tops should be loose and worn off the shoulder as women pirates be more wenches, not true modest ladies. Use the bodice or corset to provide the support to keep yar treasure chest from spilling out. So what the difference between a Wench n' a Woman Pirate? Fer a woman pirate you take the basic wench outfit n' add a pirate hat n' weapons. Don't settle fer cheap Ladies Halloween Pirate Costumes when you can do it right n' put together a great looking Lady Buccaneer or Pirate outfit. Remember that you should decide upon the corset or bodice first, then pick a top to match. Fer most of our blouses, the measurement listed is around the shoulder and not the chest.