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The Chrysalis Cardi

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Great quality and versatile piece!

"...Highly recommend. Customize to suit your personality, or occasion. Dress up, dress down. Beautiful fabric."

- Sull


From the boardroom to the beach to brunch, our Chrysalis Cardi can take you there. With 8 completely different styling options, this sustainable staple will help you refine your wardrobe without refining your options. Check our fit recommendation to choose the right size.


  • 8 garments in 1! Thanks to the hidden hand-sewn metal snaps that hold your look together. This is our first ever design from Encircled, and truly a unique piece.
  • Comes with a belt.
  • Includes a printed look book with instructions on how to wear each style.
  • Due to the stretchy soft fabric and customizable fit, see size chart to get your perfect fit.
  • Sustainable, ultra-soft opaque fabric.
  • Ethically-made in Toronto, Canada.

  • Petite: 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.
  • Medium: Perfect for women of any height from sizes (S-XL). The design will also work on women smaller than this size but who just prefer a longer silhouette when styled as the dress looks.
  • Maxi: 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.
  • If you are in between sizes we recommend you sizing down.
Fabric and Care

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.


  • 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.
  • Do not dry clean.

Ethically-made in Toronto, Canada

Easy 30-day Returns

Free shipping on orders $225+

The Chrysalis Cardi

$215 CAD

the 8 ways to wear the chrysalis cardi

The ultimate convertible travel dress, cardigan, scarf and more.

Shipping & Returns

Free Shipping on Orders $200+

Encircled ensures your orders reach you on time with various shipping options. We offer free shipping over $200 to Canada and the USA. For faster delivery or detailed tracking, select an upgraded option at checkout. We typically dispatch within 48 hours, but delays can occur during busy periods. Expedited orders ship the same day. Thanks for choosing Encircled!

Easy 30-day Returns

We understand that sometimes things don’t quite work out. That’s why we offer a full refund or exchange on new, unworn merchandise provided that we are notified within 30 days of receipt of the product except for final sale/markdown items which are non-returnable.

If within US/Canada, we offer flat rate pre-paid shipping labels that you can print and apply to your return packages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 508 reviews
Love these for travel

I love how versatile this dress is. Also, it's the only dress that comes in petite. I tried other encircled dresses and none work if your petite. Would love to see more dress in petite sizing, I and others have asked for years, still nothing except the chrysalis cardi. I also love how more colors came out for this item. Would love to see this in the color Scarlet Red.

Customer Service

I am so impressed with the customer service. My first delivery was lost, after not receiving, they quickly answered my emails and sent a new shipment. It was a pleasure dealing with them. So far I am loving the material of the Chrysalis cardi. I am locking forward to use it different ways at home and when I travel.

Fabulous Christmas gift!

Love this! I have enjoyed my grey medium one for years, but this maxi is even better and I love the cinnamon colour!

Julaine F.
Size: L
Love the Idea but confused.

I love the idea of this piece. I am just really confused on how to wear it.

Mary B.
Size: M
Soft and flowing - love it!

I wore the Chrysalis Cami as a dress for a semi-formal wedding. I was comfortable and felt so confident. Fit was perfect. I’m usually a 12-14 and followed the sizing guide - bought a medium. Fabric is so soft!

About Encircled

Certified B Corporation

We prioritize people and the planet over profit. Being a Certified B Corporation, we are one of the few apparel brands to achieve this in Canada.


Proudly a woman-owned and operated business, based in Toronto, Canada. Encircled was created by Kristi Soomer in 2012.

Responsibly Made in Canada

We work with local production partners in Canada. Many of which are family owned for generations to create each Encircled garment.








I consistently rave about the fabric that Encircled uses for its products, and The Dressy Sweats are no exception. Honestly…I could LIVE in these pants...

Jessica /

The fabric is so soft. I’m not exaggerating when I say that these are the most comfortable pants I’ve ever worn.

Nicole /

These really are the perfect go-to pants to dress up or down.

Jill /

The Chrysalis Cardi FAQs

What size should I choose?

We recommend sticking with your typical pant size, and if in doubt, check out size chart. If you're in between sizes or prefer a more fitted look, size down.

What does the fabric feel like?

The modal fabric is super soft, drapey and stretchy. It feels like a worn-in t-shirt but dressy! We use a certified blend of Modal that's sustainable sourced and free of harmful chemicals.

Why is The Chrysalis Cardi so expensive?

At Encircled, we believe in investing in quality over quantity in your wardrobe. The Unblazer is just that. The fabric is sustainably-sourced, and made from premium materials. The Unblazer is also incredibly well-made by fairly paid sewing teams who are local to Encircled and features locally-sourced buttons, notions and zippers. We're proudly 100% made in Toronto, Canada. Lastly, the Unblazer is timeless so they'll last for years to come in your capsule wardrobe. If you think of your average cost per wear, the Unblazer will seem like a steal.

How long is The Chrysalis Cardi

Check out the size chart! Generally, it will hit at the knee length for all dress options.

How do I care for my Chrysalis Cardi

We recommend gentle wash, cold water with an eco-friendly, mild and fragrance-free detergent. Hang to dry. If they wrinkle, we recommend using a steamer, or an iron between a towel. If possible, put the Cardi in a lingerie or wash bag and undo snaps before washing.

How can I figure out how to wear all the looks?

The Chrysalis Cardi comes with an instruction booklet. We also have detailed videos on how to do each look here.

how to do the chrysalis cardi looks step-by-step


High-quality, made-locally

Effortless style, quality, comfort, ethics and (genuine) sustainability — we compromise nothing, so you don’t have to either. Proudly one of a handful of Women-owned certified B Corporations that's made in Canada.

Easy, Stress-Free Returns

Not that you'll be returning these. Trust us. But if you do happen to get the wrong size, it's no biggie. Send back your items within 30 days to receive an exchange or refund, hassle free.

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