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Fall is fast approaching and it is time to start thinking about our fall/winter wardrobes.  Updating your wardrobe with vintage pieces that are on trend may just be the way to go.

One of the major trends that hit the runways in the Fall 2011 shows were Duster Coats.  A long loose-fitting coat, dusters were traditionally worn by horsemen to protect their clothing from trail dust and were made by canvas or linen.  Later on, both men and women wore them to protect their clothes from dust kicked up when riding in open motorcars.

Labels like Christian Dior and Missoni had great colorful interpretations in their Fall 2011 shows while Cushnie et Ochs went for a more somber approach with a jet black version.

Going vintage for this trend is easy.  Most 2nd hand stores have tons of dusters at very very affordable prices.  If you are looking for a duster that is a bit more unique or made by a luxury designer, you may have some luck at an actual vintage store or website.

If you decide to incorporate a vintage duster into your wardrobe, I’d love to see it!