The Chrysalis Cardi - Maxi - Encircled - Travel Dress Plus-Size

The Chrysalis Cardi - Maxi

Colour
Royal Blue
Black
Sapphire Blue
Bordeaux Red
Plum Purple
Size

Our first design ever, the innovative Chrysalis Cardi in size Large/Maxi. The Cardi can be styled 8+ ways. From a cosy cocoon cardi to a chic Grecian tunic, a glamorous one-shoulder gown, to a poncho, classic infinity scarf and more. Find all the ways to discover and make it your own!

The secret? Hand-sewn, heavy duty metal snaps hidden along the hem that hold the look together. So, you look like you’re wearing a Dress, not a scarf tied into one. The perfect travel piece for travelling light. Effortlessly transform, and start doing more with less with this versatile design.

          • Comes with a belt made from the same fabric.

            Includes full-colour look book with how to wear instructions. Watch How to Wear videos.

            8+ ways to wear (and counting...)

            Sustainable, ultra-soft opaque fabric.

          • The fabric is a blend of Lenzing Modal® | Spandex

            Modal 
            is a naturally derived, plant-based fabric cultivated from beech-tree pulp which is sustainably sourced in Austria, and neighbouring countries. Modal is made through an environmentally-conscious process where 95% of water and materials used to make the fabric are recycled. The fabric is also OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified which means it is free of harmful chemicals. This soft and drapey fabric feels beautiful against your skin.
            Snaps are made from high-quality, rust-resistant metal. They're lead-free, nickel-free and recyclable.

            Learn about our fabrics

          • Fit Advice: Perfect for women of any height from sizes (M-XXL) or those with a broader frame in the hips or chest. The design will also work on women smaller than this size but who just prefer a longer silhouette when styled as the dress looks.

            View the size chart

            Model's Measurements:
            Kassandra in the Royal Blue product photos is 5'9"/size 10. Sheen in the Navy Blue, Black, Saphire Blue, Bordeaux Red and Plum Purple is 5'8"/size 14-16. Kristi in the how-to-wear videos is 5'9"/size 6-8 and wearing the regular Chrysalis Cardi.
          • We recommend that you hand wash the Chrysalis Cardi. Hang to dry or lay flat. You may put the Chrysalis Cardi (with snaps undone) in a mesh garment bag in the washing machine on the gentle cycle. Do not put in the dryer and do not dry clean.

    Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.
    Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.
    Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.
    Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.
    Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.

    Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is Made in Canada, out of sustainable, and eco friendly materials.

    Size
    Garment Length(Laid Flat) Garment Width(Laid Flat)

    Petite

    34" 34.5"

    Regular

    38" 39.5"

    Maxi

    43" 41.5"




    Customer Reviews

    Based on 51 reviews
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    R
    R.
    cool bit of travel clothing

    creative and interesting, a bit"looser" than I was hoping, as in, it's pretty unstructured in every configuration...

    I am 5'9", 165lbs, I bought the maxi size in order to have some extra cloth to play with. It is certainly large enough - the next size down probably would have been plenty. It is longer length because of the extra size, so the dress configurations are midi length. I bet I can come up with ways to make it appear shorter if I try! It is very versatile!

    The fabric is delightful, and the quality great.

    J
    J.S.
    Great so far!!

    Once I go on my trip, I will be able to tell you better! But I do love the fabric! The colour name of sapphire blue seems a little misleading, as it has more green tones in it, but I still love the colour! Hope I can figure out how to make the changes while away! Thanks, though! Love it!! :)

    S
    S.
    Soft, vibrant, simple, graceful, delightful

    I wasn't quite sure if it would work for me since I'm plus sized and really not a fan of sleeveless stuff. But it's gorgeous, versitle and the way it drapes is very flattering. I love the colour and feel of the fabric and can't wait to wear it to Rome!

    A
    A.
    Great material but poor fit

    Love the feel of the material but definitely not made for someone with curves and a bigger bust. Couldn’t do most of the styles of dresses as the snaps would come apart way too easily and the material didn’t give enough coverage over the bust

    T
    T.G.
    Great quality fabric, clever design

    The fabric is very luxurious and the design is clever. I did not realize that the snaps would be so visible on the shoulders of both the wrap and Grecian dress options, which was a bit disappointing because I was hoping to wear it to a Christmas party. I do think this piece would be amazing for travel though and I love the colour and quality of fabric. The instructions booklet is not very clear but the videos online are excellent. I chose the maxi size (5’4” & 195lb) and it fits well to wrap around but it is much too long at mid-calf.