It would be a bad idea to wear these with the top-and-skirt combos I wrote about last week, but dusters are a fun layering option for large-busted women who want to add variety to their cardigan wardrobe. The dusters that come with open fronts (vs. buttons) are especially friendly to big busts.

I was looking for a tan duster when I fell in love with this cranberry Open-Front Duster Cardigan from Charter Club. Plus it has pockets! I’m wearing a size small in this duster and feel completely comfortable with the coverage around my large chest.


I also found this tan Ribbed Duster Cardigan from Style & Co. The color is actually deeper than shows in the picture, making it a nice neutral. It also comes in black, along with some fun striped options. I’m wearing a medium. Although I could wear the small if I had to, the medium felt more generous–and therefore safer–around my big bust. Too bad it doesn’t come in a petite length. It’s three inches longer than the cranberry duster.


Dusters are a no-brainer for tall busty women, but they also have potential for those of us who are shorter. We just need to make sure that they don’t overpower us and consign us to Hide Me territory.

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