The Duster Coat

gray coat Five Fall 2011 Fashion Trends for Real Women

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A coat is one of those things you can spend a bit of cash on because your cost per wear will be quite small because you will be able to wear it quite a bit over time.

Advice for Real Women: A duster coat is a solid purchase as it’s classic and won’t go out of the style. Brands like Calvin Klein, have great coats that are also great quality, for under $200. Make sure the coat is made of real wool (versus acrylic which can shed and become itchy), preferably merino or even cashmere if you can find it on sale.