Style That Lasts

By on July 5, 2012

By Babe Hope –

One of my all time Ulla Popken favorites, the Watercolor Print Duster, #12430, reminds me of icons of style that last.

Yes, the duster has many virtues like it’s semi-sheer fabric, soft surface texture, 36 inch length providing cool coverage, it’s machine washable and presented in a palette of vivid ocean colors against a crisp cool white background. More importantly perhaps is that it is an updated classic that always looks good on me and I can take that to the bank. No pun intended, I know I’m not spending a fortune because it gives me great style and versatility.

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When I think of pieces that I wear frequently, it’s amazing how the cost per wear goes down.  This duster creates fabulous looks right from my closet. It gives me an instant shot of confidence because it’s tried and true. Here’s how I exploit it’s versatility, I use it as a:

Cover-up over a bathing suit. Pin a small turquoise pin on a black swim suit, creating a matching set instantly.

Tunic, buttoned up, over Ulla’s leggings, 19900, in white. The 36 inch length makes this the ideal plus size top for leggings. Wear with tonal earrings to polish to your look and bring radiance to your face.

Jacket worn open over a white tee shirt and a casual pant, such as our Stretch Twill Relaxed Pants, 12830, in white or our Stretch Denim Button Boot Leg Jeans, 14823. My secret is to button only one button at the smallest part of my torso, creating a waist.

Duster worn to the office – wear it open over a trimming column of color from Ulla’s Matte Jersey collection. Choose a monochromatic set, Matte Jersey Tank, 94568 and Matte Jersey Straight Leg Pants, 02635, in either plum, navy or black.


Originally posted on Ulla Popken.

About Babe Hope

Babe Hope is the author of Pretty Plus: How to Look Sexy, Sensational and Successful No Matter What You Weigh. She is also a blogger and stylist at Always overweight, about 12 years ago, three epiphanies changed her paradigm, and she decided to turn the pity party into a pretty party! Her mantra is 'Feel Good in What You Wear!' The website:

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Style That Lasts