This sporty look is the second in my Cover Designs series, in which l try to match up a cover design with possible patterns & sometimes fabrics that I think would work together to make a great knock-off of the cover dress.
I've just discovered this author, Gale Martin. Here is her Grace Unexpected, a "chick lit" novel featuring a young woman in a jazzy orange shift on its cover, facing away from us again. While this style is completely unsuited to my own figure, I can imagine it looking fabulous on someone young, tall and slender.
This recent design from the Workroom line from New Look seems like a close match. This pattern uses a woven fabric, with a back zip and a pleated skirt. If the material was changed to a knit, you could easily leave out the back zip and gather the skirt instead of pleating, resulting in a perfect match.
A fabric like this might work nicely
Toss on the perfect accessories and the look is complete...
|And these, to really capture the cover look :)|