Trend Report: Dusters

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Today is Erin’s last day as a TFAS intern. Everybody wish her a fond farewell. Good luck Erin with all that you do! It was a pleasure to work with you. Continue on for her last Trend Report post.

Along with the floor grazing skirts for the fall 2011 season came a crop of ground dusting coats. When worn right this coat creates a long lean line and a dramatic silhouette.

All the cool guys are wearing it….


How to Wear a Duster

Just general proportions, a duster coat should fall anywhere just above or below the knee cap, above the ankle bone, or less than an inch above the ground.

For shorter gals, a full length option can often overwhelm your figure. Try a coat just below or above the knee, or find a full length duster that is cut very slim with a belted or structured torso.

For curvy ladies, a belted or structured coat is your best bet if you have  a small waist, especially one with a fit and flare ’50s silhouette.

If you have a tummy, again make sure to stick with something structured such a trench coat style, and try to keep it at about knee length. Showing a little leg will let people know you have a shape underneath there!

For boyish and athletic figures, just about any style will look great, so go wild and try a high-fashion slouchy or over-sized version belted around your waist.

As for where to wear with a duster, the answer is anything that you please. The old rule of matching your skirt hem to your coat length is passe, so feel free to wear a mini skirt with a full length coat.

If you aren’t ready to make the investment in a winter jacket, or you live in a warmer climate, you can get the same effect with a long cardigan.


Erin at Pixel Perfect

Jai From The Fat and Skinny

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