Barbara Book Print Button-Through Dress
Barbara Book Print Button-Through Dress
Books never looked so chic! We’ve taken our bestselling Barbara shirt dress and reimagined it in an enchanting book print, combining a timeless shape with a fun print in a classic colour palette. The dress fastens with a tortoiseshell button-through front and accentuates your waist with a feminine tie back waist. Handy hip pockets make this piece even more perfect!
- Chloe is 5'7" and is wearing a Size 10
- Size 10 dress length: 98cm
- Sits just above knee
- Regular fit - take your usual size
- Classic tea dress shape
- Three quarter length sleeves
- Sash tie waist
- Lined bodice
- Hip pockets
- Shirring detail at shoulders
For specific measurements of this garment, please see the Size Guide.
100% polyester. 100% polyester lining
Wash at 30ºC
Turn inside out for washing and ironing
Hang to dry
Re-shape whilst damp
Do not pile whilst damp
You will have the option to select your chosen delivery method* at the checkout.
Delivery Methods and Prices
UK Standard Delivery (2-4 working days): £3.95 or FREE on orders over £50
UK Express (1-2 working days): £4.95
UK Next Day (1 working day – order before 3pm): £5.95
Europe & Rep. of Ireland (3-10 working days): £6.95
USA & Rest of World (4-12 working days): £8.95
*Exclusions may apply
We offer a FREE and easy returns process for UK orders via Royal Mail. See our Delivery & Returns page for further info.
We also accept international returns, provided that the items reach our warehouse within 28 days of you receiving your order.
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer exchanges at this time. However, you can return your item for a full refund and then place a new order for your preferred replacement item.
JoanieMy current favourite dress! It looked a bit of weird shape when I first put it on but the belt made all the difference. I love that you can read the titles on the books!
JoanieOne of the nicest dresses I've bought in a long time. Well made, very flattering and a good length (I am 5'9). Slightly on the large size but still nicely fitted. Have ordered in the blue spotty print too!
JoanieI haven't worn it out yet due to it just arriving today but I tried it in and love it. It's roomy and comfy and flattering. This and the dinosaur one which I also bought will be perfect for work (I work in a museum and library) I'm super happy and want to buy more!
JoanieGorgeous dress at an awesome Black Friday price, but the disparity between the sizing is crazy – I ordered a 12 and 14 to try on. The 14 was waaaay to big and baggy around the top, and the 12 was extremely tight around the waist – more like the difference between a 10 and 16. I’m gutted because the design, style and material (and even buttons!) on this dress are beautiful and it’s a great price.
JoanieLove this dress! The bust darts are a work of art, and combined with the tie that lets me cinch in a place that is very flattering to my size 18 shape, I feel great in it. The print is also fabulous!
JoanieI love this dress! The spines on the books even have titles on them. I wore it to work and received so many compliments. Naturally I responded with a, “Thank you! It has pockets!”
As usual the sizing at Joanie a little consistent. To overcome this I order two sizes and take advantage of their free returns.
JoanieI love this dress! The pattern is so cute and I always get compliments. It's really comfortable and looks great with black tights and flats or boots. My favourite dress right now!
The sizes a quite generous (yay!), so I do recommend double checking the size guide before ordering, as you may need a smaller size than you expect.
JoanieI usually can’t go near button up dresses because of my big bust but this one fits well in that area and everywhere else. It’s such a pretty print as well. Please do more Barbara dresses, I will buy all of them!
JoanieThis dress is fantastic! It’s light weight without being flyaway, is lined in the top half and the arms are big enough for my bingo wings! I had to size down because it comes up so big but it still comes a bit low/has plenty of room in the chest (I’ve had to add a small stitch because I’m only 5’2 and wear it to work). I wear it with black tights, boots and a cardigan but it will transition well for spring and autumn too. I’ve had this for a couple of months now and it washes well and still looks great - I love it!
See below for the specific measurements of this garment.
|In||35 5/8||30 1/2||38 1/5||19 1/2|
|In||37 3/5||32 1/2||38 4/7||19 2/3|
|In||39 4/7||34 4/9||39||19 7/8|
|In||41 1/2||36 3/7||39 3/8||20|
|In||43 1/2||38 7/9||39 3/4||20 2/7|
|In||45 6/7||41 1/7||40 1/3||20 5/9|
|In||48 2/9||43 8/9||41||20 5/6|
|In||50 3/5||46 2/3||41 1/2||21 1/9|
Please use the guidelines below to help you choose the best suitable size. Please note that the fit of our garments may vary between styles. Please get in touch if you’d like any extra advice on sizing.
HOW TO MEASURE
- Bust: Measure under the arm and around the fullest part of your chest
- Waist: Measure around the natural waistline
- Hips Measure around the fullest part of your hips
- Inside Leg: Measure from the top of the inside leg at the crotch to the hem