Frette Sheets Review

Frette

8.3

Softness

8.9/10

Durability

9.4/10

Breathability

9.0/10

Fit

9.0/10

Price

4.0/10

Aesthetics

9.5/10

Pros

  • Beautiful colors
  • Beautiful patterns
  • extremely well made

Cons

  • Very expensive

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I received a set of Frette Sheets for review. If you Google, “Luxury Sheets” you’ll find that Frette is usually at the top of the results, and for good reason.  I had the honor of being able to review a set of Frette Bicolore Sheets for this site. The retail price for a king size set is $1,295. Not something most people would purchase on a whim. Many people consider these sheets an investment and an heirloom. They have a timeless beauty to and have a reputation for durability. Since these are probably the most expensive sheets I will ever sleep in, I will be conducting a more in-depth review that will be updated over time to track the quality of the sheets.

History of Frette Sheets

Frette Sheets were established in 1860 in Grenoble France but soon relocated to Concorezzo Italy in 1865 and is currently headquartered in Monza Italy. It sells sheets to high-end hotels globally but only has 9 stores in the United States.

Frette sheets were found on the Titanic, the Orient Express and in the houses of royal families across Europe.

My Frette Sheets Review

I received the sheets via FedEx today and they came in a nondescript brown box about 2 feet long and 1 foot wide.

Frette Shipping Box

 

Inside the box, however, was a beautiful Frette box with a hand-tied bow along with a personalized card.

Frette Box

 

Inside the box were the perfectly folded sheets as well as a plastic case for keeping the sheets when not in use.

Frette Sheets Box 2

 

The sheets are in the wash right now and will be drying soon. I hope to put them on tonight or tomorrow night for their first trial. I hear that it sometimes takes a few washes for them to soften up but I can say that they felt extremely smooth and crisp right out of the box.

My Frette Sheets Findings

I washed the sheets today and put them on my bed. The first thing I noticed is that the fitted sheet has deep pockets which is great if you have a thick mattress or use a mattress pad. The Frette sheets are also a bit longer than my regular sheets. I think this is so that you can turn them down more to show the cool pattern.

After my first night on them, I found that they weren’t exceptionally smooth compared to my Cariloha bamboo sheets but I know that it takes a few washed before they get to their true feel. I will get a chance to use them next week when I’m back from a Memorial Day weekend trip and will be posting regular updates.

I also recently reviewed the Frette Doppio Ajour Sheet Set. I would recommend this set as a starting point if you are looking to experience all Frette has to offer.

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9 thoughts on “Frette Sheets Review”

    1. The sheets are still holding up well both in terms of feel and color. They have softened even a little more after multiple washes. Still enjoying them although they do come out of the laundry very wrinkled. So, if you want smoother sheets, know that you will spend some time ironing or need to make sure they are folded right away out of the dryer.

      1. Anonymous

        says:

        I’ve had Frette pillows…4 approx 20 years… + still adore them…

        1. Dear Anonymous,
          They actually lasted 20 years?!

      2. Lexington Whitney-Cusack

        says:

        Softness

        10

        Durability

        10

        Breathability

        10

        Fit

        10

        Price

        10

        Aesthetics

        10

        I grew up with Frette sheets at home. I still have sheets which must be from the 60s from my Parents house. I have had Frette sheets in my home for at least 20 years,the newest set is about 12 years old and all look perfect, looking new and incredibly soft. A tear just appeared in one sheet. I believe the only reason is that it is a 20 year old fitted sheet which always are pulled and stretched.
        I just ordered 2 sets of Percale sheets, requesting that the two fitted sheets in the sets be replaced with flat sheets as we prefer a loose bottom sheet. The customer representative stated that he would assure that this would be done. The sheets become increasingly soft and light. One can starch them slightly and have the “hotel” crisp feel as well. Consider the price divided by 15 or 20 years! There are sales at times. Take advantage of them.

  1. Jill Connolly

    says:

    Softness

    9

    Durability

    10

    Breathability

    10

    Fit

    9

    Price

    2.5

    Aesthetics

    9

    I have Frette percale sheets and sateen pillowcases. The two types are very different. Percale is great for the summer (crisp and cool); sateen for the winter (silky and smooth). It depends on what you are used to and your personal preference. Multiple washings definitely helps with the softness factor but if softness is the most important quality, go with sateen.

    NOTE THE WASHING INSTRUCTIONS! Per the website, Frette recommends a cold wash and line dry. This was difficult for me as I have always been a hot wash (I’d boil if I could), hot dry kind of person, germophobe that I am. Hot water/hot dryer is NOT good for these sheets. This will likely reduce their longevity. Since the tag on my sheets states warm water is fine, I use cold water and dry on low/fluff dry. Sheets come out a bit wrinkled. I do not iron (anything). I try to get to the sheets as soon as the dryer buzzes but I fail most of the time. I shake well and smooth as I fold. Really, I think they look fine. Once the bed is made, they are mostly covered anyway. If you really want to iron something, iron the pillowcases.

    Frette offers generous sales during the year as well as an online outlet. For me, it’s the only semi-affordable way to buy their sheets. Mine did not arrive in the pretty purple box or plastic case–perhaps because my purchases were very much on sale.

    I love my sheets and pillowcases. The fitted sheets have deep pockets, as you indicated. If your mattress is not deep, the fitted sheet might not fit well. The top sheet is extra long but not as wide as one would think considering the price. Another 3+” on each side would be very welcome.

  2. Softness

    4

    Durability

    4

    Breathability

    3.9

    Fit

    0

    Price

    0

    Aesthetics

    0.1

    Sorry, but biggest mistake was purchasing these sheets. We have a standard North American King bed. The fitted sheet is way oversized and does not fit properly; the flat king is large enough for two beds! Wondering whether the mfg has actually made up a bed with the sheets to see how ridiculous oversized and badly fitted they are? Wrinkled isn’t an accurate descriptions of how they come out of the dry, more like rumpled , furrowed and corrugated looking. So folk think twice about this brand – definitely not worth the hype and money!

  3. Hi, Do you have any input on Frette sheets made in India? I’m wondering if they are still high quality?

    1. Sleep Sherpa

      says:

      Where they are made doesn’t matter. What matters is the type of cotton they use and how they are finished. A far as I know this has not changed.

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