Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin Mckean Book Review No.4

the secret lives of dresses erin mckean
This is one of those books that I was never NOT going to read.
Whoever designed the cover knew what they were doing, I tell ya!
'Every dress has a story.
Let me tell you mine...'
Dora is in love with a man who barely notices her, has a job she doesn't care about, and dresses entirely for comfort, not style. All a far cry from her vivid, eccentric childhood, growing up with her beloved grandmother Mimi.
However, when disaster strikes, Dora knows she has no choice but to return to her childhood home and take over running Mimi's vintage clothing shop. And there she makes a surprising discovery - Mimi's been writing stories to accompany every dress she sells. Romantic, heart breaking tales about each one's secret life before it got to her shop...
Dora starts to match make these lonely frocks with new owners, but will the stories help her as well? Trading her boring high street clothes for vintage glamour is one thing. What she needs to know is whether she can trade her safe old life - and love - for something better too?
A captivating and enchanting novel for every girl who knows that the right dress can change your life.
As you can imagine, I totally lost myself in this book.
I have a story to go with all my own dresses, where they came from, places they’ve taken me, and I loved that about this novel, the idea of including these stories with the dress..although I think there could have been lots more of these stories throughout, but maybe that’s just me.
The Author Erin writes the apparently ‘extremely popular blog’
I got all excited and went on over, imagining a blog full of eye candy, vintage dresses galore…but I have to say I was slightly disappointed. Anyway go on over and see for yourself.


  1. The book sounds good. I may have to check it out!

  2. i love the idea behind a story for every dress. that is so sweet and brilliant! i may just have to read this!