If you've been following along to my style posts, you may know that I have been obsessed with vintage dusters over the past year. What exactly is a duster, you ask? According to Wikipedia, a duster is:
A light, loose-fitting long coat. The original dusters were full-length, light-colored canvas or linen coats worn by horsemen to protect their clothing from trail dust. These dusters were typically slit up the back to hip level for ease of wear on horseback.
The ones I love tend to have a great pattern, texture, or color, and range from more 50's housecoat to 70's wild child style...
This 70's style open duster with collar has a great, bold pattern with perfect pops of color. It's light and makes for a great layer in the spring or fall, and I love wearing it with a solid color piece (like this olive jumper). I get compliments from strangers all the time when wearing this...and it's just such a great and fun piece!
This one is more like a 50's housecoat with a silky, embroidered fabric with a thicker batting inside. It's cozy, yet so soft and pretty, and I love wearing it over longer maxi dresses.
Finally, this is a super lightweight, vintage Hawaiian style duster with short sleeves. This one is great over pretty much anything and even works as a bathing suit coverup!
Since I love vintage so much, but they are one-of-a-kind at this point, I thought I could do some shopping for YOU and find similar duster styles in a range of sizes. Here are some I've found that I love for you...
1. Vintage 80's Denim Duster ($80, size 8), 2. 1960's Floral Sweater Duster ($95, M/L), 3. 1960's Floral Linen Duster ($49, size 6-8), 4. Vintage Embroidered Duster ($95, size L), 5. Vintage Floral Duster ($39, one size).
Here are a few that are new and current that have great colors and patterns, too....
6. ASOS Abstract Duster ($56), 7. Urban Outfitters Colorblock Trench Coat ($200), 8. Anthropologie Kimono Duster ($138).
Let me know if you like these posts and any other pieces you're on the hunt for!
Photos: Lily Glass and Casey Brodley.