A Four Season Shirtdress: Frank & Eileen Rory Maxi Shirtdress Review

I reviewed the Frank & Eileen Rory once before in another color, but this Frank & Eileen Rory Maxi Shirtdress Review covers the denim — a perfect four season color.

When I find a piece I love, I’ll wear it again and again and again. I’ll find every which way to layer it, accessorize it, and make it work for any occasion. And the Frank & Eileen Rory Maxi Shirtdress makes that assignment easy.

I got this shirtdress just recently, yet I’ve packed it on two trips thus far and worn it out and about in DC. This is one of the most versatile items to make it into my closet in ages, and my favorite part is that the weight makes it ideal to wear year round.

But, before we dive deeper into the review, here’s a little about the brand…

About Frank & Eileen

Frank & Eileen is a brand I’m delighted to work with because not only are they woman-owned and led, they’re also a certified B corp, which means they actually have the actions to back up their words about doing better for social and environmental impact. This is part of their work as a sustainable brand that focuses on slow fashion. Plus, they’ve pledged to donate $10 million over the next ten years to educate female leaders of the future.

They’re truly living by the idea of filling our homes and closets with fewer items, but better items. And the Rory Shirtdress might be one of the best of the better.

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Frank & Eileen Rory Maxi Shirtdress Review

The Frank & Eileen Rory Maxi Shirtdress is one of my absolute favorite Frank & Eileen silhouettes. It’s a full-length button-up dress that looks so effortlessly polished. It’s slightly distressed and perfectly effortless.

This is one of those dress it up or dress it down pieces that you can take with you on a trip and wear multiple ways — which is exactly what I did. Layer it with a turtleneck or tee underneath, or try a shirt-jacket on top. Try a scarf. Belt it. There are so many ways to incorporate this dress into your wardrobe.

On a trip to Virginia Beach this past weekend (where these photos were taken at the gorgeous Cavalier Resort), I started the day with a silk scarf over my shoulders and, as a cold front moved in, I added a button-up and jacket. So easy but so chic.

Frank & Eileen Rory Maxi Shirtdress in Denim Review FAQs

How does the Rory Maxi Shirtdress in Denim fit?

I got a small in the Rory Maxi Shirtdress, which is a perfect fit. I prefer to wear it belted, though I forgot a belt on this trip, and you can see that it’s still chic without. It’s comfortable and loose, but it doesn’t look like a tent. The fit is straight up and down, yet it still feels tailored.

What is the fabric?

The Rory Maxi Shirtdress in Denim is a Vintage Stonewashed Indigo, which is 100% Italian Cotton. It is slightly distressed for a look that’s perfectly cool and casual.

How does it wear?

So well! I’ve now worn it on two trips on back-to-back weekends. Last weekend, I wore it on a 3.5 hour car ride, then wore it all day while exploring Staunton, VA. It looks as good at the end of the day as it does at the beginning! The material isn’t too thin or too thick, which means it washes and wears beautifully.

How should you wear the Rory Maxi Shirtdress in Denim?

I’ve worn this dress several different ways over the past two weeks that I’ve had it! I’ve worn it layered over a thin turtleneck, belted, and with a chunky knit cardigan over top. Here, I wore it with a silk scarf to add some color on a mild day. I’ve also worn it with another thicker button-up over top of it. And, when it gets warmer out, I’ll probably just wear it on its own — including all through the summer. I can picture it now with simple gold sandals, collar popped, sleeves rolled up, and a pair of gold hoop earrings.

Final verdict: At $398, the Frank & Eileen Rory Shirtdress is an investment piece that you’ll wear all year long, whether it’s layered in the cooler months or worn as an easy one piece and done outfit when it’s warmer.

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I wore this dress on a recent trip, and you can shop all the pieces I packed in the images below!

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