There’s a lot of trendy new coat styles that are coming out this fall, yet I have no idea what half of them are. I’ve decoded the season’s smartest styles so you can shop with confidence instead of blankly looking an associate at Black Parrot in the face and remarking, “I have no idea what a duster is.” (True story.)
The length of a duster is super long, as in, the bottom of my coat is literally dusting the floor. These generally fall mid-shin or at the ankle. The style first took off in the ’80s and is making a major resurgence this year. Thank you, Murphy Brown!
The name itself makes you feel all warm and snuggly inside. The name refers to the shape, which is a bit boxier and shapeless. These will often taper in at the thigh a little bit to create a sort of cocoon-like shape. Ya dig?
Paddington Bear has always been in my top five (okay, maybe top 10) style icons, so it’s only right that the style he made popular has finally hit its stride. Easily identified based on its toggle buttons and hood.
This style refers to the shape and movement of this coat. It swings with the greatest of ease!