Cover Love: part 75 – Empty Dresses

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover can leave the book at the very bottom of a dusty pile.

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others.

In my 75th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that have empty dresses on their covers.

One might assume that books with dresses on the cover will be women’s fiction, but there are several genres included here.  Along with women’s fiction, there are thrillers, romances, horror, fantasy, and historical fiction.   Enjoy!

Some, perhaps, will now be on your TBR!

Just click on the cover to read the book’s synopsis from Goodreads.
You might just find your next favorite book!

Are you tempted by any of these covers?
Have you read one of these titles and absolutely LOVED it?

Please let me know in the comments.

And don’t forget to check out any of the other previous 74 installments of Cover Love, many of which have been updated since they were first published.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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18 Responses to Cover Love: part 75 – Empty Dresses

  1. I loved The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson Ellis. The very dress from the cover was used in a window display in Waterstones bookshop in Princes Street, Edinburgh.


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  3. Kim Rogers says:

    Oh my gosh, I am floored every single time at what you come up with. I have never noticed this. I guess I am not observant! I loved The Other Woman. I have not read any of the rest but I saw several I am interested in! Great post!

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  4. Things you never thought would grace a cover, much less EMPTY dresses! And to find so many? You’ve done it again! 🤗

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  5. Yvo says:

    Wow that’s a lot of covers with dresses on them! I would have guessed them as contemporary or romantic fiction mainly as well…

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  6. Gosh, I’ve read quite a few of these books and still hadn’t noticed just how many books have empty dresses on the cover.
    I keep thinking of you and your family, I hope you’re all holding up as well as you can be. Sending all positive, healing thoughts for your Grandson. x

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  7. I had never noticed but I really like dresses on covers!

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  8. You might have outdone yourself. Great concept.


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  9. carhicks says:

    Yes, so many of these tempt me. I have several on my TBR right now, but will be adding a few more. I do like Rachel Hauck and there are a few with dresses on the cover. You were right, I usually think that dresses would be woman’s fiction, but the thrillers do make sense. Off to Goodreads to check some of them out.

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  10. This is a gorgeous post, Lynne. I never would have imagined there’d be so many empty dresses. The Other Mrs. Walker tempts me, and I have read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt but it was 7 or 8 years ago so I can’t comment too much, except to say that it was excellent women’s fiction.

    Still, my heart twists to see these ‘normal’ posts that you prepared before the birth of your grandchild. How is everyone?

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  11. I love the empty dresses look! Even though I will probably never read it, The Wedding Dress has always been one of my favorite covers.

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  12. I just returned from London back to the US. Of course I went to Foyles a couple of times. I always enjoy seeing which covers are different for books there and seeing the books being promoted there.

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  13. These are all gorgeous! I loved A Vintage Affair when I read it years ago. I have another one for you to add it’s The Wedding Dress by Rachel Huack.

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