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

The Chrysalis Cardi - Maxi

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Sapphire Blue
Bordeaux Red
Black
Plum Purple
Ginger Mauve
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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:
            Sheen in the product photos is 5'8"/size 14-16 is wearing the Maxi Chrysalis Cardi. 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.

    WHERE IT'S MADE

     

    Designed and made in Toronto, Canada by fairly paid labour.
    We're proudly 100% sweatshop-free and ethically-made.

     

     

    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 49 reviews
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    S.P.
    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!

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    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

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    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.

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    L.P.
    Great in theory.

    The fabrics is stretchy And clingy. Which for my body type, is very unflattering. I totally wanted to love the Chrysalis Cardi, the multi function sounded awesome, but no matter how I tried it on, it looked bad

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    S.
    Much too big

    I ordered the maxi based on the size chart as I am 5'4 and 185 lbs. It was way too big. So I have returned it and ordered the medium which fits perfectly.
    I am also not pleased with the fact that I was charged return shipping. When purchasing a high dollar item such as this and the fact that I was exchanging not straight returning, it seems like the company is penny pinching to charge return shipping. Especially for a company that only has one physical store.