The Chrysalis Cardi - Petite - Encircled Travel Fashion

The Chrysalis Cardi - Petite

Colour
Royal Blue
Black
Plum Purple
Charcoal Grey
Bordeaux Red
Size

Our first design ever, the innovative Chrysalis Cardi in size Petite/Small. 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 (XS-M). The design will also work on women larger than this size but who just prefer a shorter silhouette when styled as the dress looks.

            View the size chart

            Model's Measurements:
            Isabel in the Black and Plum Purple product photos is 5'10" tall/size 2-4. Daria in the Royal Blue and Charcoal Grey product photos is 5'5" tall/size 0. Kristi in the how-to 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 81 reviews
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    M
    M.C.
    Beautiful fabric, strance fit.

    I loved the fabric and idea but I didn't like the fit of the different styles.

    L
    L.S.
    Beautiful design, Fit needs work

    The design is beautiful. In the Cardi style, the fit is a little tight. Perhaps a bigger size might work.

    S
    S.C.
    Soft and Stylish

    Some of the styles are hard to do on your own. And one of the dress styles felt tight around the shoulders (not sure if I was doing it wrong). But overall, I love the softness of the material!

    A
    A.
    Versatile, Quality, Beautiful

    Torn between petite and regular sizing, I decided on the petite. I'm 5' 7", 140lbs, b35 x w28 x h35” and the length is perfect, falling an inch or two above my knee. I can easily fit into all designs with the exception of the wrap dress--my shoulders are a bit broader than average and I can bring the snaps together but not comfortably.

    I find the snap quality to be very good. Because the snaps are hand sewn, I am careful to disconnect the snaps with my fingers at the connection point vs. pulling the fabric. I have worn the item and disconnected/reconnected the snaps many times this way and have no problems with the snaps coming undone to-date. Disconnect vs. pull and the snaps will last you a lifetime!

    I was able to complete all the ways to wear with the booklet alone, though the advanced ways to wear (x-back halter, wrap dress, etc) took a few tries, however, I am a pro now! I’m not too savvy in this way, ladies, so if I can do this, I know you can too!

    The material drapes beautifully, is light-to mid-weight, usable year round, and ultra soft. It’s travel friendly and packable--any wrinkles are easily removed with a few minutes of indirect shower steam!

    C
    C.M.
    loved it!

    I really like this garment! So much so that I asked my boyfriend to get me another (in a different color) for Christmas. Its hard to figure out some designs. I wish there was more detailed videos/tutorials. Also one of the snaps came undone after 1st use. I'm 4"10, curvy, so
    I chose the petite size and I had PLENTY of fabric to play around with. :)