Book Review: The Dress by Kate Kerrigan
The Dress by Kate Kerrigan tells the story of Lily Fitzpatrick, a girl who loves vintage clothes, made all the more precious because they were once worn and cherished by another woman. Thousands follow her fashion blog and her daily Instagram feed. One day, Lily stumbles upon a story, one she can’t resist delving deeper into.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I love fashion so when I saw the cover, I had to have it. The cover, I have since found out through trawling the interent was designed by Lou Brennan, a professional fashion illustrator. I love the way the author has entwined two separate eras to tell her story. The story begins in 1930’s Ireland, then skips between 1950’s New York and present day London.
When I first picked up the book, I thought it was going to be pure chick lit with very little plot, but I was wrong. The author told a story involving the harsh realities of alcoholism, dress making, and complex relationships.
This book didn’t spend long on my bedside locker, as I really enjoyed the story, so much so, that I found it hard to put down.
If you are interested in fashion, I’m sure you will enjoy this book, but I have no doubt that if you have no interest in fashion and just love a good book, you will enjoy this book just as much – it is beautifully written.
Have you read The Dress? If you did, what did you think of it?
Up next on my list of books to read is Liane Moriarty’s ‘The Husband’s Secret’.
If you have any suggestions of great books to read, do let me know in the comments!