The Hundred Dresses

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The dress is the last bit of femininity in our closets; it’s the only item of clothing which (most) men and women don’t share. Wearing a dress is a powerful way for women to express themselves–and every style conveys a different message. Inspired by the Eleanor Estes’ children’s classic The Hundred Dresses, Erin McKean’s classic-to-be by the same title, with chic illustrations by Donna Mehalko, is a definitive look at the dresses, vintage and modern, that make an inarguable statement about the woman who wears them.

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catanea June 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Erin, will you tell us why specifically “inarguable” and not “unarguable” – I am sure it is important.

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Erin June 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Nope! :-) They’re pretty interchangeable. “In” is a bit more retro than “un”. See Michael Quinion’s great explanation here.

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Beata June 24, 2013 at 10:20 am

I love dresses! It souds as perfect book for me! Have you been ispired by it? I see at the end there is a list of One hundred books about dresses … :-)

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Melwyk July 25, 2013 at 3:37 am

This is such a cool idea. Btw, your novel was reviewed in our local paper when we first got it in at the library, and has never sat around long enough to gather dust ever since — it is a perennial favourite!

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Erin July 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Oh, thanks so much! And it’s really nice to hear people are reading Secret Lives, too!

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