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From design concept to runway, from Bloomingdales to red carpet, this is the story of THE dress and the lives it touches. If you loved The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll love this!

'beautifully written, warm, witty and wise … funny, wistful, emotionally intelligent and very clever. I was gripped' Daily Mail

Legend has it that every season there is one dress. The dress that can make your career, ignite a spark with that special someone, or utterly transform your life. For Felicia, who has been in love with her boss for 20 years; for Natalie who has sworn off men since her ex dumped her – for them and for others, life is about to change.

And all because of their brush with the dress of the season, the perfect little black number that everyone wants to get their hands on…

Praise for The Dress

Clever… Manhatten-set romantic comedy above the pack - Glamour

You’ll race through this deceptively simple, and utterly charming, romantic comedy - Sunday Mirror

In her warm and witty debut novel, Jane L. Rosen writes a love letter to New York City and the tapestry of women who come here with high hopes and big dreams. A little black dress hasn't gotten this much attention since Breakfast at Tiffany's. Whether you're in a stylish sheath or your flannel pajamas, this book will make you feel like a million bucks. - Katie Couric

A charming story that twists the lives of New Yorkers around a little black dress... It all works. Each scenario is revisited and broadened as the chapters unfurl... Rosen's debut novel is rich in relationships, written with clarity and humor and surprise twists that bring the tale to a satisfying conclusion. A pure pleasure to read. - Kirkus

Reviews

From design concept to runway, from Bloomingdales to red carpet, this is the story of THE dress and the lives it touches. If you loved The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll love this! Legend has it that every season there is one dress. The dress that can make your career, ignite a spark with that special someone, or utterly transform your life. For Felicia, who has been in love with her boss for 20 years; for Natalie who has sworn off men since her ex dumped her – for them and for others, life is about to change. And all because of their brush with the dress of the season, the perfect little black number that everyone wants to get their hands on…

from the publisher's description

beautifully written, warm, witty and wise…funny, wistful, emotionally intelligent and very clever. I was gripped

Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail

A brilliantly frivolous read, perfect for winter’s dark days and even colder nights

Sun

A brilliantly frivolous read, perfect for winter’s dark days and even colder nights

Sun

Clever… Manhatten-set romantic comedy above the pack

Glamour

You’ll race through this deceptively simple, and utterly charming, romantic comedy

The Sunday Mirror

In her warm and witty debut novel, Jane L. Rosen writes a love letter to New York City and the tapestry of women who come here with high hopes and big dreams. A little black dress hasn't gotten this much attention since Breakfast at Tiffany's. Whether you're in a stylish sheath or your flannel pajamas, this book will make you feel like a million bucks.

Katie Couric

A charming story that twists the lives of New Yorkers around a little black dress... It all works. Each scenario is revisited and broadened as the chapters unfurl... Rosen's debut novel is rich in relationships, written with clarity and humor and surprise twists that bring the tale to a satisfying conclusion. A pure pleasure to read.

Kirkus

This is a fun book, tightly plotted and perfectly timed for the summer season.

Publishers Weekly

[The Dress] sends the reader on a journey with many characters and the little black dress of the season. From the soon-retiring dress designer and the first-time runway model, to the retail salespeople and an actor, this book relates how the dress touches and, often profoundly, changes the lives of all. Even though there were many characters in this book, the author immersed the reader into their lives. Romance, humor, and irony spark the plot as the dress travels from one life to another. A charming read!

Kristin Fields, Farnhamville Public Library

Sweet, delicious, the perfect summer read about the perfect black dress.

Jo Piazza and Lucy Sykes, authors of The Knockoff

[The Dress] is a love letter to New York. Rosen deftly peels back the layers and reveals the lives that inhabit the skyscrapers, brownstones, the department stores, hotels, and parks.

Town & Country

Valentine’s Day meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, this novel intertwines the stories of nine women all connected to one single LBD. From runway models to love-struck assistants, the power of a little black dress is even more overwhelming than we ever thought — shopping spree, anyone?

Brit & Co.

Chick lit at its best. If this book were a dress, it would fit everyone perfectly and flatter everyone’s figure.

Library Journal

Absolute perfection…

Being Anne

beautiful…festive and heart-warming

ChickLitUncovered

a simply stunning and wonderfully well-written novel - 10/10

Spoonful of Happy Endings

the perfect Sunday afternoon read. Engaging and quirky

Random Things Through My Letterbox

Jane L Rosen’s sweet-as-candy novel is a light, bright, humorous read

Hello Magazine

I absolutely adored The Dress… [a] gorgeous, gorgeous book

Girl Vs Books

Heart-warming and hopeful, a delightful curl up on a winter’s day read

CultureFly

an absolute joy

United by Pop

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784755300

    March 20, 2017

    Arrow

    320 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780895895

    August 29, 2016

    Century

    320 pages

    RRP $29.99

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    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781473537347

    August 11, 2016

    Cornerstone Digital

    320 pages

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