Women in dresses book covers

I went down another rabbit hole last night and became obsessed with finding book covers that depicted women in dresses. I’m not the first person to have this idea, but I resisted looking for posts about the same subject. It took me a while to find these because I was looking for a certain style, but there is no shortage of books with this kind of cover. Can you think of any others?

Here are the ones I’ve read:

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (not reviewed)

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

The Second Life of Mirielle West by Amanda Skenandore

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

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23 thoughts on “Women in dresses book covers

  1. Love this! Who would have thought to go down this rabbit hole? Glad you did – lovely covers. I have read “Mexican Gothic” and “The Aviator’s Wife” is on my TBR list.

  2. What a wonderful rabbit hole. Although I consider myself to be a fairly avid reader, I have not read any of these books. I also haven’t worn a dress in years. I wonder if there is a corelation here?

    1. Oh, interesting! I sometimes wear a dress to work, but usually it’s pants all the way! I hadn’t heard of a lot of these books, but they were pretty popular on Amazon. Thanks, Donna!

  3. How about In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce? The original cover has a late 1800s woman on the front in a full length dress (in black and white to match the time frame).

  4. I own few dresses now, but I found your search here fascinating. I’m glad you had fun finding them. Another one to add to your collection: The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin.

  5. This is a fun collection! Of these I only have Mexican Gothic and The Blind Assassin. I seem to recall Anton DiSclafani’s sophomore book had a woman in a dress on it — The After Party. So I have that one too.

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