The Duster CoatA worn-out old duster. In the old days of the Wild West the coat protected your clothing from trail dust, but not much else. This type of coat was usually worn by deputy lawmen and a popular choice for bounty hunters. While it is called the Duster Coat, a true duster would be open in the back, allowing one’s legs to be protected while on horseback.
A great transition piece for spring! And Spring is just about here. The open silhouette and sweater-like composition keep your look casually chic and—more importantly— comfortable. People compare it to the trenchcoat but it’s not exactly because trenches have belts and way more buttons and the fabric is different.
I prefer no collar and a hidden button or two but the styles can vary a bit. It’s so easy to wear because you just throw it over whatever you have on from jeans to a dress and it pulls everything together.
If you need more warmth just wrap a large scarf or shawl and you’re ready to go. A neutral shade will keep you from getting tired of it although a bold color is nice too.
*Bazaar magazine refers to the coat Kimye is wearing as a Duster but only in the fact that it falls a few inches above the ground. It looks like a regular camel coat to me but she does look especially chic wearing an all black ensemble (especially the turtleneck) underneath. And it’s a little more cover than her skin tight latex dresses.
How about you – do you like them?