You know what I learned about myself while making this post? I apparently have a thing for layers. I also have a thing for corsets, but I already knew that.
Oddly enough though, I never dress anything like the way the characters on these covers dress. Seriously, basic Kristen style is solid colored shorts, a solid colored tank top, t-shirt, or long sleeved shirt, and a scarf through my belt loops to tie the whole thing together (that was kind of a pun lol). And usually either the shorts or the shirt is black. Oh, and you can’t forget the flip-flops! Or boots if it’s cold enough to get away with wearing them.
I do own a few corsets, but I’ve only worn one of them once o.0 Also, two of them are red. Why would anyone who doesn’t even wear corsets ever need two red ones? They wouldn’t. But when given the choice between red or black that day I bought the second one, I just couldn’t help myself, damn it. The third corset is teal, and it’s gorgeous, and it was a gift of sorts, so I cannot really be blamed for owning that one.
Is anyone else the same way? Do you all actually dress in the style that you like, or is what you like and what you actually wear completely different? It cannot just be me. But enough about my fashion sense, or lack thereof. Onto the covers!
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. I went rogue this week, so my topic is:
Books Covers featuring Impeccably Dressed Characters
Courting Darkness by Yasmine Galenorn
Not only do we have the woman in her gorgeous green corset in the foreground, there’s some awesome-looking guy in a kickass white suit posing in the background. I mean really, what’s not to love about this cover?!
Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber
That red dress and black and red corset is totally something I’d want to wear! But she really rocks the look with the gloves and parasol making the complete package.
The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl Series by Leigh Statham
A totally quirky steampunk look, but she pulls it off. Love all her buckles and buttons!
Treasure & Treason by Lisa Shearin
Ok I have no idea if pirates in the past actually dressed like this, but I love the way they’re always portrayed. There’s always so many belts and straps and buttons and frills and layers of fabric, and it’s awesome.
Prosperity Series by Alexis Hall
Do you see that pirate’s coat?! It’s like a rainbow oil spill! Add that to all the other pirate garb I just mentioned about the last post, and damn, this is one fabulous, well-dressed pirate!
The Ministry of Curiosities Series by C.J. Archer
I have actually wanted a dark green corset since I was a teen. Actually, I’ve wanted a whole dress just like the one she’s wearing in the first book there. No clue where I’d wear it, but damn it, I want it! But the guy is not to be outdone with his equally gorgeous green vest (waistcoat?)!
The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr
Another corset! And hers is red! I WANT IT. Again, no clue where I’d wear it, but who cares? I also love her whole look here with the belt things and choker tie and hair piece.
Incarnation by Emma Cornwall
More red because I can’t help myself. But also, she is rockin’ that outfit, and it’s just so pretty!
Once Upon a Time in the Weird West by Various Authors
He looks so badass! I love the coat and the layers and he really knows how to pull off that hat and all that ammo strapped to his body ;-)
The Summoner Trilogy by Taran Matharu
I don’t what it is about these covers, but I just LOVE them. And honestly I’m pretty sure half the reason I want to read these books is because this character has amazing fashion sense. He looks so put-together, the blues and browns are a great color combo, he rocks that quiver like it’s nobody’s business, boots are just plain awesome, and I do love long coats that blow in the wind!