Don't Judge a Book by its Cover Dress

  • $149.95

For all of our bibliophiles out there, our fan favourite book print is now available in a dress! This vintage inspired dress features a scoop front and back, elasticised back waist for ease of wear, longer length a-line skirt with hidden side pockets, and back zippered closure. 
  • Scoop neckline
  • Longer length
  • Pockets 
  • Zipper opening in the back
  • 100% cotton
  • Made in USA
  • Models: Size S, 5'10"

Fit information: True to size.

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Embrace Vintage Elegance with Our ‘Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover’ Dress

If you love vintage-inspired fashion, then you’ve come to the right place. The book dress here at Love Daphne encapsulates the essence of times gone by, giving you a classic silhouette, fun print and feminine charm. Whether you are shopping for a special occasion or looking for another timeless piece to add to your wardrobe, this stunning dress is a must-have.

We believe that fashion is a form of self-expression at Love Daphne and bring a comprehensive collection of dresses and other outfits. Celebrate individuality and creativity by allowing your personal style to shine through. Each piece in our collection is designed to make you feel confident, beautiful, and utterly unique, and our ‘Don't Judge a Book by its Cover’ dress is no exception.

Featuring a timeless hourglass silhouette, this dress is designed to flatter every body type and accentuate your curves in all the right places. The swooping neckline adds a touch of romance, while the full skirt creates a playful sense of movement that's perfect for both twirling on the dance floor or strolling through the streets. Available in sizes 8 to 24, the dress is perfect for both our curvy and curvier customers. 

Dress Up or Dress Down as You Like

Our fantastic book dress gives you the versatility to create a look for any occasion. Opt to wear a blouse underneath for extra sophistication or add one of our petticoats for a fuller skirt. Incorporate the right accessories and you are good to go. Achieve a look that brings you both style and comfort the whole day through.

Whether you're dressing for a special occasion or simply want to add a touch of vintage charm to your everyday look, this dress is the perfect choice. Pair it with your favourite heels and statement jewellery for a glamorous evening ensemble or dress it down with flats and a cardigan for a chic daytime look. However you choose to style it, you’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd for all of the right reasons.

Customer Service at its Finest

When you look great, you feel great, and the confidence will radiate from you. So it’s important to inject your personality into all of your outfits. Vintage fashion caters to all shapes and sizes, including plus size retro dresses, and so do we here at Love Daphne. So you’re guaranteed to find something that compliments your curves in our retro clothing collections.

We prioritise the customer experience here at Love Daphne, so we offer free shipping on orders over $149 and same-day dispatch when you order before 12pm. So you can order your book-themed dress today and it will arrive in no time. And we even throw in a handwritten feel-good quote with every order to make your smile even brighter when your order arrives.

So what are you waiting for? Embrace vintage chic by adding a Love Daphne's retro dress to your wardrobe today. Browse our dresses online or visit our Bathurst-based store to take a look in person. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Read Less

We are pleased to offer free standard shipping Australia Wide on all orders over $149 through Australia Post. All orders will be posted the next business day where possible.

If you have received an item that is faulty, please return the items via Australia Post and a replacement item will be shipped within 1 business day. If a replacement is not available, a full refund will be provided.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

I love this dress 😍 I work in a bookstore and get so many positive comments! Lots of customers ask me where I got the dress from and I happily tell them. Fit is great, true to size.

Claire B
Gets so many compliments!

This dress is stunning! The most gorgeous richly coloured fabric with beautiful detail. Sizing accurate to dimensions.


Size accurate to size chart. Love the colours and dimensions. Perfect to layer or wear as is


Awesome dress!


This is the most beautiful dress. I perform every year to thousands of kids for book week. I have had a lot of difficulty finding something I’m comfortable in, in front of an audience. Any lady who is not comfortable in her own skin will understand when I say I cried with happiness and relief when I put it on. Flattering to my larger belly, beautiful quality and unique. I will be coming back to Love Daphne!