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Duster

Supremely soft and startlingly chic, ROYL’s Duster is unlike any other of its kind. Heavy ply silk is sandwashed to create a unique and sueded tactile finish on the surface of the dreamy fabric. A light and buttery silk charmeuse lining adds a subtle contrast to the matte exterior of the topper. Invisible side on-seam pockets, a gentle funnel collar and high side slits add a flare of sophistication and seductiveness to the elevated sheath. Essential for travel, transitional weather and the everyday, the Duster is, quite simply, next level lounge wear.


A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DUSTER

Centuries ago, the duster, as it became known, was the preferred garment for horsemen. The humble, functional design served as a practical covering that prevented dust from soiling their clothing underneath. The long, lightweight silhouette included slits, generally up the back, allowing the fabric to easily drape over the exposed cowboy. Men and women alike wore dusters in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to protect their ensembles while riding in open motorcars, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that the duster became a more fashionable item in modern wardrobes. The casual attitude of the 60’s prompted a more playful use of the long sheath, often worn as an easy item for dressing up pants and knit garments that still weren’t entirely common dress when entertaining at home or in the company of friends. The duster blurs the lines between the beauty of a caftan, function of a gilet and drama of a cape. To this day, the duster still serves many of its original functions but it has gone on to earn its keep as a symbol of smart style and easy elegance.

And speaking of elegant, Lee Radziwill gave the duster red carpet-notoriety when she arrived at Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball in the Grand Ballroom at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan wearing a duster that matched her sequined shift, both by Italian designer Mila Schön. (She was deemed third best dressed of the evening at the famed fete.) Present day jetsetters like Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian West (often pairing with a body-hugging mini dress) and Chissy Teigen have all added the long topper to their illustrious looks.

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Chrissy Teigen (via Pure Wow), Kim Kardashian West (via Instyle), Lee Radziwill (via NYTImes), Chrissy Teigen (via WhoWhatWear)
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THE CRAFT BEHIND ROYL’S DUSTER

The Details

Experience a new level of luxury with the ROYL Duster. Brushed crepe silk exterior reads as regal to the eye, while a silk charmeuse lining provides a hidden opulence. Invisible seaming is fully lined in silk, and side-seam pockets are finished with mitered corners. High side slits incite drama while allowing for easy movement. Ideal for just about anywhere.

The Materials

Constructed from 100% four ply crepe silk (exterior) and 95% silk / 5% elastane (lining), dyed in ROYL’s exclusive Midnight colorway.

The Fit

Designed to grace the body. On-seam pockets add convenience and ease. A bracelet length sleeve exposes the wrist bone, and an open angled collar highlights decolletage.
 
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