Review: Frugi Little Isla cord dress

I love Frugi – they are one of my favourite brands and my go to store for everything from maternity and nursing wear to clothes for all the children. Not only do they have some amazing styles and designs that you don’t see anywhere else, but their baby and toddler range is ‘cut for cloth’, meaning everything fits properly over cloth nappies. 

I was recently chosen by the lovely Susanne from Ghostwriter Mummy to be a part of the Frugi #GiftOfGiving campaign, and Eliza was sent the rather gorgeous Little Isla cord dress from their winter range.

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The Little Isla cord dress is made from organic cord and comes with long sleeves perfect for the colder weather – winter doesn’t have to mean the end of pretty dresses!

Frugi Little Isla dress

Frugi Little Isla dress

The first thing I noticed when I opened the parcel was the colour. I try to choose a variety of colours for Eliza to wear and this dress really works for me – I love the fact that it is pink without being too pink – if that makes sense! I would describe it as a deep berry colour – halfway between pink and red. Very pretty, and a great shade for this time of year – I always find dark colours work better in the autumn and winter.

Once on, you can really appreciate the quality of the material. Made from a heavy cord, it is warm and fits beautifully – the slightly more weighty material makes the dress hang properly even on a small child. There is  a lovely gathered effect at the neckline, and the sweet polar bear applique makes it fun and appealing for children. The Little Isla dress is easy to put on and take off too – there are just 2 poppers at the back so you can slip the wide neck over your little ones head and fasten quickly. 


Frugi Little Isla dress

In regards to sizing, I always find Frugi to be pretty generously cut. This dress is aged 3-6 months, and at almost 6 months Eliza has heaps of growing room still – she will still be wearing this dress at Christmas and in to the New Year. Even though it is generous, it still fits properly – the sleeves are a sensible length unlike some brands, and the dress sits just below the knee – as she grows I will continue to pair it with tights or leggings so she gets a lot of use from it. 

I have come to expect great things from Frugi, and I haven’t been disappointed with the Little Isla dress. Great fit, fantastic quality and a gorgeous, eye catching design. I just can’t wait for the summer collection to come out – my wallet will be taking a battering I think!

If you want to see more of what the company has to offer, why not pop over to Mummy’s Zone to see what she thought about their Frugi item?



  1. January 5, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Such a beautiful dress! She looks so cute! Love the bright vivid colour! I’ve got a couple of dresses at home, but never reviewed Frugi x #TriedTested x
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  2. January 5, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    What a sweet dress! I really love the Frugi range, they have a great range of stuff for girls without it all being pink and tacky! #TriedTested
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  3. January 5, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    I have never heard of Frugi but the dress looks lovely! Mia was bought a very similar one for Christmas and the colour looks beautiful on. Your daughter looks adorable in the dress and its great that the dress will fit for a while as I hate it when Mia has a lovely outfit that she gets about 2 wears out of! I will have to check out the brand 🙂


  4. January 5, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    This is my first time to hear about Frugi… but looking at the dress, it’s gorgeous and suits Eliza beautifully. Lovely color and print too! Great Review! #TriedTested
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  5. January 5, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Gorgeous dress – the polar bear is just too cute! I won a lovely hat and sleepsuit from them and the quality is awesome; that sleepsuit has been worn more than just about any item of my daughter’s clothing and it’s in better condition than a lot of stuff which has been washed twice! #triedtested
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  6. January 5, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    She looks lovely! Will def. head over and check them out. Thanks for hosting x

  7. January 5, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    She looks gorgeous. Amy had a fine cord dress from Frugi last Christmas and it was just lovely. Their stuff is always fab quality isn’t it.
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  8. January 5, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    I’ve heard of Frugi but never taken a look before. That dress looks gorgeous and what a lovely idea to come up with a gift campaign. Not heard of any other sites doing similar
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  9. January 5, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I love Frugi Clothing – such great quality and design. She looks super cute in her dress too!

  10. January 5, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I love the motif on the cord dress, it’s so cute.
    I used to buy Frugi clothing for my little girl but I find they’re not so accommodating for a chunky little boy!
    Hope you had a lovely Xmas & new year
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  11. January 8, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    We’ve never had Frugi stuff before. L does have a similar looking dress though – nice to have something that bit thicker now we’re in winter.

  12. January 11, 2016 / 9:51 am

    I love fruit and this would be perfect for my Isla! Eliza looks uber cute!

  13. January 11, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Oh goodness, what a gorgeous little dress and the material looks really hard wearing and forgiving. Totes adorbs 🙂

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