The Mighty Duster
A glance at the spring offerings from Jane’s Vanity shows the duster as a fashion star. What is it? A longish robe, worn open (hint: casualness is key). This handy garment sails behind you as the ideal frame for whatever you wish to wear underneath. It looks cool with skinny pants or a little summer dress. A duster wards off air-conditioning, nudges your look into cocktail time, and allows you to rethink your prettiest coverups.
The duster has an automobile connection that originated way before Plymouth’s eponymous four-wheeled model from The Brady Bunch years. The coat version was introduced in the late 19th century to protect nascent motorists from road dust. Lightweight and long-sleeved, it provided head to toe coverage. Just add goggles and hat with veil. I remember a dress-up trunk from my childhood (not THAT far back) that included a set of dusters. So timelessly chic in light canvas with big serviceable brown buttons. They instantly transformed the wearers into daring explorers, well-prepared for hours of fun.
Don’t be outdone. Your next exciting exploit can only be enhanced by a duster from JV. Take your pick!
Meng’s silk satin confections are too fabulous to stay in your bedroom. The Peacock V-Neck Flutter Wrap will rest lightly on your shoulders throughout a day on the town.
Like many other classics, the practical nature of the duster made it a permanent part of our kit. Utilitarian no longer, its freedom-loving possibilities continue to inspire.