Adding this Frank & Eileen Isabelle Funnel Neck Dress Review to my other Frank & Eileen reviews, including the Frank & Eileen Button-Up, Everyday Jeans, Mary Shirtdress, Carmel Travel Set, Rory Shirtdress Review, Killian Jeans Review, McLoghlin Utility Jacket Review, and Shirley Button-Up Review.
A dress that feels like a sweatshirt — because it is? Sign me up. The Frank & Eileen Isabelle Funnel Neck Dress is on its way to quickly become one of my most worn items. As soon as I saw this dress, I knew I had to have it. It’s both elegant and cozy, which, now that I say it, is exactly the type of vibe I want to cultivate.
Elegant and cozy.
Yes, that is exactly the right vibe.
Frank & Eileen Isabelle Funnel Neck Dress Review
They describe the Isabelle dress as having a loose-fit airiness and easy elegance, and that’s exactly what it is. It has a California cool, straight out of a Nancy Meyers movie vibe, and I imagine myself going straight from picking herbs from my garden to hosting a dinner party in it.
It has Frank & Eileen’s signature casual details like hand-cut raw hem and edges, a rolled funnel neck, and long, continuous sleeves, but the fit on this feels like something your most sophisticated friend would wear. It has a little bit of a horsey, wine country feel. And this Camel color? Absolute perfection.
Frank & Eileen Isabelle Dress Review FAQ
How does it fit?
I got a Small, though I was concerned it might be a little snug around my hips at first. Luckily, it wasn’t, and the Small was perfect. That’s my normal size in Frank & Eileen, so I’d say you can stick with what you usually wear. It hits me a bit longer than it does the model in the photos, but it’s the perfect midi length to wear with boots.
What is the fabric?
The Isabelle dress is the same material as Frank & Eileen’s sweatshirts and sweatpants, which are my cozy go-to. It’s a triple fleece, 100% cotton, and so incredibly soft.
How does it wear?
I wore this dress all day long, morning to evening, and then took these photos the next day, without washing or ironing it first (hey, that’s the reality when you’re taking blog photos on a deadline!). You can clearly see it still looks great — there’s barely a wrinkle.
How should you wear the dress?
On me, it needs to be belted. I’m pear shaped, which means dresses like this are always going to be a little big up top to fit on the bottom. Belted, it creates a silhouette that cinches in. Not belted? It doesn’t look as effortlessly graceful as it does on the model, who probably has a taller, straighter figure.
I’ve worn it just to work from home because it’s so incredibly comfortable, literally throwing on cozy socks and wearing it just like I would a sweatsuit. But I’ve also dressed it up with a blazer and boots, and I know I’ll probably pair it with a dramatic cashmere wrap and dressier boots at some point. Or I’ll dress it down with cowboy boots and a shirt-jacket. It’s that incredibly versatile.
Final verdict: At $298, the Frank & Eileen Isabelle Dress is an investment piece that you’ll wear all fall and winter long.