How To Wear 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. 

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    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 
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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. 

    Models 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 Regular

    One Size
    Inches
    Bust 32.5 - 41.5"
    Waist 25 - 34 "
    Hips 35 - 46"
    Height 5'2" - 6'0"

    Fit Advice: The Chrysalis Cardi Regular is a one size fits most garment, from sizes 4-14 (S-XXL). It can be belted easily, however it is not recommended for petite women due to the volume of fabric in the garment. Please see our Petite Chrysalis Cardi if that is the case. 

    Model's Measurements: Isabel is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 (S).

     

    The Chrysalis Cardi (Petite)

    One Size
    Inches
    Bust 28 - 36"
    Waist
    23 - 28"
    Hips
    30 - 38"
    Height 5'3" and Under

    Fit Advice: The Chrysalis Cardi Petite is perfect for women 5'3" and under. The Chrysalis Cardi in Petite will also work on women above this height, but some looks may not fit the same as The Chrysalis Cardi in Regular

    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).

     

    The Dressy Sweatpant

    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 28.5" 28.5" 28.5" 28.5" 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. 

    Models Measurements: Isabel (wearing black and navy sweats) is approximately 5'10" tall and a size 2-4 is wearing a size small. Daria (wearing slate grey sweats) is approximately 5'6" and a size 0-2 and is wearing a size XS.

     

    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. 
    Models 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. 

    Models 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. 

    Models 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 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

    At longest, 36"

    Adjustable

     At longest, 36"

    Adjustable

    At longest, 36"

    Adjustable

    At longest, 36"

    Adjustable

    At longest, 36"

    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 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. 

    Models 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.