This look is less Edith Wharton’s Buccaneers and more Pirates of the Caribbean. Play up to your theatrical side with a full skirt and corseted dress, add in a dash of piracy with buckled slingback shoes whilst making jewellery a real feature with ropes of pearls and some seaworthy accessories like this anchor necklace and chunky vintage-inspired ring.
Dress – 18th century style corset with pearl bead cross, beaded straps and full skirt at Chantal Mallett.
Bracelet – simulated pearl cluster with gold links, £34 at Butler and Wilson.
Necklace – Seastar anchor pendant in gold vermeil, US$175 Jules Smith Designs.
Necklace – skinny pearl rope necklace, £8 at Accessorize.
Ring – vintage pearl on gold plate, £10 at Accessorize.
Shoes – ‘Sea Pearl’ at Diane Hassall.