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”
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.
Thank you! I had fun finding them! Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂
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?
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!
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).
That’s a good one! I’m going to add it!
All stunning covers.
They’re pretty, aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by, Rosaliene!
What a fad!
Haha sp true!
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.
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.
Ah yes, I just looked up The After Party and it’s a great cover – I’ll have to add it – thank you!
This post is like a box of fashion candy. Loved Rules of Civility and that elegant dress.
Hi Bernadette – I love that phrase, “fashion candy” – and I agree with you!
This is fun. I can’t think of any other covers, but my goodness aren’t all these women well-dressed!
I thought so too, Ally! Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂
So many gorgeous dresses. I can’t remember the last time I wore a dress to work. My office is like a freezer! 🥶
Ha! I was just thinking I should wear more dresses now that it’s tights weather! Also freezing at work – I often wear a jacket over my outfit!
I can’t think of any, but I did love “The Rules of Civility!”
Hi Ann, yes I enjoyed that. I feel like I should re-read it now – it’s been a while! Thank you for stopping by 🙂
These are all terrific covers, Barbara. In the garden of spite is a most compelling title.
Yes, that’s a good one – thank you, Robbie!
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