WRAP DRESS OVER JEANS DOING THE DUSTER COAT LOOK

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

If you haven’t heard of Dodo Bar Or yet I’d be really surprised. Israeli designer Dorit Bar Or has finally hit the mainstream since launching her label 7 years ago. Some may say her current range of Boho dresses is reminiscent of Isabel Marant yet it reminds me more of my time spent slaving working on a Moshav in The Negev Desert.
The tassels & heavy weave cotton evoke memories of the Bedouin kaftan worn by men everywhere across Jordan, Israel & Egypt. Today’s maxi wrap dress is the epitome of this style & although the remainder of the collection is less so it retains the uniqueness of this colourful culture.
There’s no doubt Ms Bar Or is influenced by her native environment as the beautifully embroidered & adorned textiles have an authentic design quality. Her previous collection, equally as stunning, was more Rock ‘n Roll yet with a traditional Yemeni twist using metal coins as garment accessories. It all has me yearning for the feast of sights & smells I experienced back in my travelling days across The Middle East almost 30 years ago!

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

Wearing a maxi wrap dress or Kimono over jeans like a Duster Coat

Have you noticed a surge on The Duster Coat over jeans look lately? Pop over to my Pinterest for some other examples & more styling inspiration.
Personally, I’m really liking it although I don’t actually own a Duster Coat & have no plans to buy one. Of course I won’t let that minor point stop me experimenting with a new look. In fact it got me thinking how easily a long wrap dress would double up as one! I’m a dedicated fan of the dress over jeans look particularly a maxi dress if it has a long slit or two. You can see my Maxi Jumper Dress over jeans outfit here.
All I did for this outfit today was tie the self tie together first rather than loop it through the hole in the side seam. Next I simply wrapped the remainder of the tie around my waist & knotted it securely. Naturally I had to wear a vest underneath because the bodice is supposed to overlap but that’s fine, besides this makes the dress look more like a coat doesn’t it?

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

To complete the look…

I’m wearing my favourite skinny jeans from Neuw Denim & my new Ted & Muffy lace up sandals  – More tassels please! There was no question toes & finger nails had to be RED & Chanel Pirate is my favourite one. I’ve done something here I’ve never done before, can you guess what that is?

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

Mixing metals wearing silver,gold & platinum rings together with Chanel mini 2.55 bag

I’ve mixed my metals wearing 3 different rings!

For some reason I just went for it – Gold, platinum & silver with the black stone thrown in for good measure. Too much? I don’t know what came over me Bahahaha CRAZY TIMES!

Below is a selection of the Dodo Bar Or black & white range I cherry picked for you to browse. I actually bought my Cristina dress online from Anna in their current sale. I did that scary yet exciting thing where you save the page in your toolbar to check daily for further reductions. I eventually snapped up the dress for a cool £98 BAM! Happy danced the rest of that day let me tell you Hahahahaha
It pays to play chicken in sales – Seriously, who cares if I lose? There’s always another dress I’m desperately in love with.
Unfortunately Cristina is now sold out however I’ve found similar pieces from the range for you to browse. Being heavy cotton it’s the ideal trans-seasonal item.

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

Wearing Dodo Bar Or maxi wrap dress over jeans as Duster coat on RetroChicMama - Fashion over 40 & getting the most from your wardrobe

By the way we’re off to Italy again in 10 days so I’ll be publishing a couple of travel/fashion posts from there. On The Adriatic this time instead of The Med so keep an eye out for my holiday styling of this fabulous dress.
Thanks for popping by, Mx

  • Comments ( 19 )

  • avatar
    rosie

    this look is so darn chic! Omg I have to have the wrap dress.

    Life is just Rosie

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Haha go get it! Thanks Rosie x

  • avatar
    Anna Shirley

    I love how you styled this dress with jeans! Fantastic!
    Anna
    http://www.glamadventure.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you so much Anna, I can’t wait to style it in Italy next week! Hope you pop back to see xM

  • avatar
    Jo

    I know I already said this on your Instagram but I’m going to say it again, you look absolutely stunning! That dress is gorgeous and you styled it perfectly. Yes, more tassels please! 😀 Hope you have a lovely trip! Safe travels xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Jo! xxx

  • avatar
    Theresa Campbell

    Wow! Totally love the look of maxi dress doubling as a duster. Very imaginative! That designer’s line is fabulous. And those lace up heels with the tassel ties, oh my! Also, the different rings are a great accent as well.

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you so much Theresa it’s wonderful to hear that you like it all, even the mix of rings! Mx

  • avatar
    Ivana J

    Dress is amazing, love this little pom poms. Great look xoxo

    http://www.theninebyivana.blogspot.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I’m having a bit of a pom pom moment actually Ivana. I keep gravitating to anything with tassels or pom poms, shoes & bags included!
      Thanks or popping by xM

  • avatar
    Suzy Turner

    I think this is such a super cool look, Michele!! And those shoes with the skinny jeans? Well, what can I say? GORGEOUS!!
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you Suzy, it’s nice to be called cool at almost 49 – You’ve made my day actually xxx

  • avatar
    Abby@midlifecrisisnut

    An ensemble fit for a queen! Love the kaftan feel and absolutely adore the tassels! xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hahaha yep that’s me Queen Michelle! I think you really can’t go wrong with the kaftan vibe for Summer don’t you Abby?
      X

  • avatar
    Isobel

    how gorgeous is your maxi cardigan thing!

    Isobel x

    Latest post: http://goo.gl/BElQ75

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you Miss Isobel x

  • avatar
    Nancy s Fashion Style

    I think if I wore that , it would look very redicilious! On you it looks so fashionable! I love it!
    http://www.nancysfashionstyle.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Well I don’t know about that but you could try the look by wearing a short wrap dress over jeans. It’s a shorter & easier version to wear x

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