How To Wear the Chrysalis Cardi




Meet the Chrysalis Cardi.

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Multi-function meets style. There are 8+ ways to style the Chrysalis Cardi. From an elegant one-shoulder gown, to a cozy cocoon cardi, to a classic infinity scarf and more. Endless possibilities all in one design. The fabric is drapey + gorgeous. Easy to dress up and down.

A Multiway garment that doesn't look like one. Heavy-duty stainless-steel snaps are hidden along the hemline which work to hold the different looks together. No pinning or tying required. So, when you're wearing it as a dress, it looks like a dress, not a scarf tied into a dress. The fabric is completely opaque, so no works with or without layering pieces underneath.

Ethically-made. Sewn in Toronto, Canada by fairly-paid workers. Our Chrysalis Cardi is made with care locally and contains hand-sewn elements. Each snap is strategically positioned and hand sewn in place. Making the garment locally, reduces our carbon footprint, and enables us to keep a close eye on working conditions, and quality. We truly partner with our production teams to truly innovate in the fashion space.

Ultra-soft + Eco-friendly. Made from a sustainable blend of Modal fabric. Modal is derived from renewable, and responsibly-sourced Beechwood cellulose which is also biodegradable. Processed through a closed-loop production process so no chemicals are re-released into the environment and coloured with low-impact dyes.
Modal has 10x the yield of cotton, and is colour-fast, resistant to piling. This super-premium fibre is not found commonly in most clothing manufacturers as the cost is high. For us, it's worth it to bring you this gorgeous fabric!

Easy to Wear + Care. Naturally fade and wrinkle resistant. Wash in cold water + hang to dry.

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    The Chrysalis Cardi is available in two sizes. Regular + Petite.

    Not every look will suit every body type, but with simple adjustments, most women should be able to find key looks that work best for their body. For example, the Tunic look. If you're long waisted, move the belt up to empire waist. If you're a bit shorter - wrap the fabric so it's more fitted.  

    We LOVE customers who colour outside the lines, who aren't afraid to get a little bit creative and try new things.

    We LOVE customers who look at the Chrysalis Cardi and say... "I wonder if I can make this into a {insert style here}.."

    We LOVE customers who challenge the status quo and are change makers in their community.

    We LOVE customers who believe in a better planet and ethical fashion.


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    Is this just another convertible dress/infinity scarf? This is different. Traditional convertible dresses or infinity scarves require the garment to be pinned or tied to hold the look into place. This tends to make the garment look like what it is... an infinity scarf turned into a dress. Our Chrysalis Cardi transforms seamlessly into new looks. When you're wearing it as the Cocoon cardi- it looks like a real cardi, not a circle scarf. Therefore this garment is perfect for work, play and travel.

    What's holding the Chrysalis Cardi 'together' in the looks? A series of strategically placed metal snaps along the hemline facilitate the looks. The snaps were selected to be strong enough to hold the looks, but not too large to be visible when wearing it as a scarf. As a bonus, we include a belt made out of the same material. Tie it as a belt, or wrap it as a bandana or headband. Let your own style shine.

    Does the Chrysalis Cardi come with diagrams? Instructional videos? We are still shipping the cardi with a lookbook. However, as part of our sustainability commitment, we are going paper-less by mid-2015. 

    VIEW OUR DIGITAL LOOKBOOK HERE
     Click to expand the document and zoom into the different looks.
     

    Do I have to wear something under the Chrysalis Cardi? Yes! (And No). It's up to you. For the dress looks, some women opt to wear a bandeau or a tube top. The Chrysalis Cardi will stay in place but it's up to you to determine your comfort level. The fabric is opaque, so unlike traditional multi-wear garments, you can't see through it, even in the brightest light.

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    The Chrysalis Cardi Beach-Style Lookbook 
    Encircled Size Charts
    Please scroll down to find the size chart for each design. If you have any questions on sizing, please try out our online size recommender or click here to contact us with questions prior to ordering. Size charts are in alphabetical order based on design name.

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    The Adiona Maxi Dress

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
    Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
    Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    Front Length 45" 45" 45" 45" 45"
    Back Length 55" 55" 55" 55" 55"

    Fit Advice: The Adiona Maxi Dress fits true to size, but we recommend to size up if you are in between sizes. The length can be hemmed by a tailor, or adjusted by  bringing the waist higher up the body to accommodate many different heights. The elasticized waist will flex to fit different waist sizes within ~1-2" of the measurements shown. 

    Model's Measurements: Isabel shown in the basic product shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S), is wearing a size Extra Small in The Adiona Maxi Dress. Our model Kristi, shown in the styling shots is approximately 5'9" and a size 6-8 (M), wearing size Medium in the Adiona Maxi Dress.

     

    The Chameleon Maxi Skirt

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M)
    10 - 12(L)
    14 - 16 (XL)
    Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
    Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    Length 39.5" 39.75" 40" 40.25" 40.5"

    Fit Advice: The Chameleon Maxi Skirt fits true to size. The wide waistband ensures no ‘muffin top’. However, if you are a bit smaller on the top and wish to wear it as a strapless dress, we recommend sizing down because the drawstring to adjust the length is in the hem. Hemming The Chameleon Maxi Skirt would be difficult. 

    Model's Measurements: Marah is shown in the product and styling shots is approximately 5'11", and a size 6-8 (M), is wearing a size Medium in The Chameleon Maxi Skirt. 

    The Chrysalis Cardi

    Size
    Garment Length (Laid Flat) Garment Width (Laid Flat) Bust 
    (inches)
    Waist 
    (inches)
    Hip 
    (inches)
    Height 

    Regular

    (xs - xxl)

    38" 39.5" 32"-41" 25"-34" 35"-44" 5'2"-6'0"

    Petite

    (xxs - m)

    35" 34.5" 27"-35" 23"-28" 30"-38" >5'4"

    Maxi

    (xl - xxxl)

    43" 41.5" 41"-52" 33"-45" 44"-56" >6'0"

    Fit Advice: The Regular Chrysalis Cardi is a one size fits most garment ranging from sizes XS-XXL or 2-14. It can be easily belted in multiple ways, however the Regular is not recommended for petite or shorter woman due to the volume of fabric - See Petite Cardi. The Regular is also not recommended for curvier/taller women due to fabric pulling around the bust or bottom - See Maxi Cardi.

    We recommend watching the how-to wear videos to see how much fabric drape and length you would like in your finished garment. If you are in between sizes, it is best to size up and the garment can always be tailored shorter to better suit your look - you cannot add more fabric unfortunately!

    The Petite is best suited for women 5'4" and under with a smaller frame, although it will also work on women above this height (depending on preferred length when styled). 

    The Maxi is best suited for all women under 6’0” with a curvier shape to eliminate any uncomfortable fabric pulling, although it will also work on women who are a bit less curvy (depending on preferred length when styled). 

    Model's Measurements: Isabel shown in the Black Petite Chrysalis Cardi product shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S). Mandy shown in the Slate Grey + Navy Petite Chrysalis Cardi product shots is approximately 5'2" tall and a size 0-2 (XS). Anthea shown in the beach shot is 5'4" tall and a size 2-4 (S).

    *If you have any questions on sizing, please contact us - Remember it is best to provide us with your height and size range of garments that you already own! 

    The Dressy Sweatpant

    HIGH RISE FIT

    Worn higher up with rise sitting at natural waist. Straight leg tapers from the hip to ankle opening.

    Size XS (0-2) S (2-4) M (6-8) L (10-12) XL (14-16)
    Waist (inches)
    23" - 25"
    25" - 28"
    28" - 32"
    32" - 34"
    34" - 37"
    Hip (inches)
    32" - 34"
    35" - 38"
    38" - 41"
    41" - 44"
    44" - 47"
    Inseam (inches) 28.5"
    RELAXED FIT
    Slight drop-crotch look with rise sitting just above natural hip. Straight leg tapers to ankle opening.
    Size XS (0-2) S (2-4) M (6-8) L (10-12) XL (14-16)
    Waist (inches)
    25" - 28"
    28" - 32"
    32" - 34"
    34" - 37"
    36" - 39"
    Hip (inches)
    35" - 38"
    38" - 41"
    41" - 44"
    44" - 47"
    46" - 49"
    Inseam (inches) 28.5"

    Fit Advice: We recommend staying with your usual size if you are in between sizes. The cut on The Dressy Sweatpants is more generous and the fit is meant to be drapey and slightly harem. Therefore, it's better if they don't fit snug. 

    Model's Measurements: Isabel shown in the product shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S) is wearing a size small in Black, Navy, and Smoke Dressy Sweatpant. Daria is 5'4" tall and a size 0-2 (XS) and is wearing an extra small in the Slate Grey Dressy Sweatpant.

     

    The Evolve Top

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M)
    10 - 12 (L)
    14 - 16 (XL)
    Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
    Waist 20-22" 23-25" 26-28" 32-34" 35-37"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    Fit Advice: The fit of The Evolve top is drapey but tapers towards the hip. It tends to fit large. We recommend for you to size down from your normal size if you are unsure. The fabric on The Evolve top has a natural stretch that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown. 
    Model's Measurements: 
    Isabel shown in the product shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S) wearing a size extra small in The Evolve Top.

     

     

    The Flipside Legging 

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
    Waist 20-22" 23-25" 26-28" 29-31" 32-34"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    Inseam 28" 28"
    28"
    28"
    28"

    Fit Advice: We recommend sizing down if you are in between sizes with your measurements. The Modal fabric on The Flipside Leggings is not as 'taut' as synthetic fabrics like polyester, so if you prefer a snugger fit with your leggings, size down. The Flipside Leggings are pre-shrunk.

    Model's Measurements: Isabel shown in the product shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S) wearing a size extra small.

     

     The Minimalist Legging

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
    Waist 20-22" 23-25" 26-28" 29-31" 32-34"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    Inseam 28" 28"
    28"
    28"
    28"

    Fit Advice: We recommend sizing down if you are in between sizes with your measurements. The Bamboo fabric on The Minimalist Leggings is tighter than the Flipside Leggings. The Minimalist Leggings are pre-shrunk.

    Model's Measurements: Brittany shown in the product shots is approximately 5'6" tall and a size 2-4 (S) wearing a size extra small.

     

    The Nomadic Crew Neck

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14 - 16 (XXL)
    Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
    42.5 - 44.5"
    Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
    35-37"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    45-47"
    Length 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
    28"

     Fit Advice: The Nomadic Crew Neck fits true to size. If you want a more relaxed fit, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

    Model's Measurements: Jamie shown in the product and styling shots is approximately 5'4" tall and a size 2 (XS) is wearing a size extra small in The Nomadic Crew Neck.

     

     

    The Nomadic V-Neck

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14 - 16 (XXL)
    Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
    42.5 - 44.5
    Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
    35-37"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    45-47"
    Length 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
    28"

    Fit Advice: The Nomadic V-Neck fits true to size. If you want a more relaxed fit, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

    Model's Measurements: Anissa shown in the product shots is approximately 5'2" tall and a size 0 (XS) is wearing a size extra small in The Nomadic V-Neck.

     

    The Revolve Dress

     
    Size
    0-2 (XS)
    2-4 (S)
    6-8 (M) 10-12 (L) 14-16 (XL)
    Bust (inches)
    27.5 - 29.5 "
    30.5 - 32.5 "
    33.5 - 35.5 "
    36.5 - 38.5 "
    39.5 - 41.5 "
    Waist (inches)
    23-24 "
    25-26 "
    28-29 "
    30-31 "
    32-34 "
    Hips (inches)
    30-32 "
    33-35 "
    36-38 "
    39-41 "
    42-44 "
    Length (inches)
    At longest, 38.5" Adjustable
    At longest, 39" Adjustable
    At longest, 39.25" Adjustable
    At longest, 39.5" Adjustable
    At longest, 39.5" Adjustable

    Fit Advice: The Revolve Dress is designed to fit drapey that tapers towards the hip. We recommend staying with your typical dress size. If your hip measurements are above the guide, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. The fabric on The Revolve Dress has a natural stretch, that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown.

    Model's Measurements: Isabel shown in the product and styling shots is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S) is wearing a size extra small. 

     

    The Wanderer Sleeveless T 

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14 - 16 (XXL)
    Bust 27.5 - 29.5 " 30.5 - 32.5 " 33.5 - 35.5 " 36.5 - 38.5" 39.5 - 41.5 "
    42.5 - 44.5"
    Waist 23-24" 25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34"
    35-37"
    Hips 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-41" 42-44"
    45-47"
    Length 28" 28" 28" 28" 28"
    28"

    Fit Advice: The Wanderer Sleeveless T fits true to size. If you want a more relaxed fit, size up. The length can be hemmed by a tailor. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

    Model's Measurements: Jamie shown in the product and styling shots is approximately 5'4" tall and a size 2 (XS) is wearing a size extra small in The Wanderer Sleeveless T.