The Retrograde Jacket Dress - Encircled Convertible Dress Tunic Jacket - Encircled

The Retrograde Jacket Dress


The Retrograde Jacket Dress is more than just a dress. It's a jacket and chic little black dress all in one. Bonus! It has two pockets. The slim, flattering cut has a modern, drop-shoulder sleeve. This versatile piece beautifully meshes form and function.

          • Easy fit with two pockets, lightweight full-zipper and vegan leather accents.

            Fully reversible - can be worn with the zipper in the front or the back.

            Length from Back Neck to Hem: XS - 32", S - 33", M - 34", L - 35", XL - 36", XXL - 37"

            Sleeve Length: XS - 19 1/2", S - 20 1/4", M - 21", L - 21 3/4", XL - 22 1/2", XXL - 23 1/4"

            Breathable, luxurious fabric for all-day comfort.

            Ethically-made in Toronto.
          • Made from a blend of MicroModal® | Lycra

            Our MicroModal is knit and dyed in Toronto. MicroModal
            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.

            Learn about our fabrics


          • Fit Advice:The Retrograde Jacket Dress has been resized to fit true to size. We suggest ordering true to your normal size to get the intended look. If you prefer a slimmer or tighter look, we suggest choosing a size down than your usual Encircled size. View the size chart

            Model's Measurements:
            shown in the product shots, is 5’8"/size 6-8 and wearing an M.

            Aisha shown in the Black product shots is 5’11"/size 12-14 and wearing an L.
          • Hand wash preferably in cold water. For best care, hang to dry. Do not dry clean, and do not put in the dryer. A light iron can be used if needed, but please use a towel in between the iron and garment.


    0 - 2 (XS)
    4 - 6 (S)
    8 -10 (M)
    12 - 14 (L)
    16 - 18 (XL)
    20 (XXL)


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 50 reviews
    Thank you

    Recently, I had written a comment to encircled asking to reconsider their use of the word 'kimono' of this piece because of it's ties to cultural appropriation and Japanese history in North America. While browsing the shop, I just noticed that the name and description was changed to remove the word 'kimono'. I have yet to purchase this item, but I wanted to say thank you. Thank to being open to the conversation and reflecting, for taking responsibility, for being a gorgeous example of ethical fashion.

    Exceeded my expectations!

    I've had my eye on this Kimono for a few months, hesitating as I wasn't sure if the fit would flatter or the cost would be worthwhile. When it arrived, I was delighted that it surpassed my expectations! The material is soft, SO comfortable and so luxurious. The drape and style is effortlessly flattering and so easy to wear. I find myself reaching for the kimono numerous times a week to layer over jeans/leggings and basic tops - it adds so much more style over other layering cardigans, sweaters and jackets that I own. I'm looking forward to warmer weather when I can wear it casually or dressy as a dress. I wasn't sure what size to order, as I am right on the edge of small/medium sizing at 35/29/39....and am a medium in the nomadic v neck, but wear a small in the revolve dress and evolve top. I was concerned I'd want the medium for the length, as I am 5'8". However the medium sold out, and I went for the small, and it is a perfect fit. It drapes nicely when zipped, is not too over sized or sloppy when worn unzipped and the length falls just above the knee and is a really comfortable length for a taller person without feeling remotely too short (when worn as a dress). I am so happy with this purchase and it is so versatile to wear and style, that I feel it was absolutely worth the higher price point. Also, the re-design that added pockets and streamlined the silhouette is what sold me on trying this design. I have no regrets! This is the best purchase I've made in awhile!

    Very gorgeous (very over sized)

    This is a really well made and versatile garment, I am definitely going to be wearing it both as a blazer and a kimono dress with the zipper to the back and a big belt. Will be great for travel. But please note, it does run very large. In no universe am I usually a size Medium, but I sized down from a regular XL (I'm usually a 14 in Canada) and returned a large for a medium, which fits great. I wear a 38G and I have hips and a stomach and its still good. Size down!

    I love it!

    Comfortable and versatile, and has pockets!


    I absolutely adore this dress! I hesitated due to the cost,but couldn’t be happier with my purchase. The fabric is luxurious,giving the dress a beautiful drape and feel. I love the versatility of the design-it has already become a wardrobe staple for me! I am a small,and found the extra small feels just right,if a tad short on the zipper side(Iam5’8”).