The Evolve Top

Size Guide

One Top, 8 Ways to wear. The go-to versatile travel top for women.

This Evolve Top is reversible front to back, so you have two options for necklines - cowl or boatneck. The sleeves also change length from cap sleeve, sleeveless to dolman sleeve. The secret is the hidden snaps underneath the shoulder, and hidden in the sleeve.

The lux eco-friendly fabric is easy to dress up or down, making it an essential piece for both travel and everyday life.

        • Made from 95% Lenzing Modal® | 5% Spandex

          Made from our buttery-soft Lenzing Modal® blend fabric. Modal is a naturally derived fabric cultivated from beech-tree pulp which is sustainably sourced in Austria, and neighbouring countries. Modal yarn is created through an environmentally-conscious process in which 95% of production materials are recovered. Modal has 10 times the yield of cotton, and uses significantly less water. The fabric is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified which means they are free of harmful chemicals. Learn about our fabrics.

          Ultra-Luxe Modal uses a finer, silkier yarn which creates a beautiful drape, and luminous finish, which reflects light for a dressier vibe.

          Featherlight MicroModal uses a fine, ultra-soft yarn that creates a lightweight, airy feel.
        • Machine wash on gentle cycle. Hang to dry. If possible, hand wash. Do not put in the dryer, or dry clean. Use a low heat iron, with a towel in between fabric to avoid singeing.


        • Fit Advice: The fit of The Evolve top is drapey and tapers in at the hip. It fits large. We recommend you size down one size. The fabric on The Evolve top has a 4-way stretch that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown. View the size chart. 

          Isabel wearing White, Black and Ginger Mauve is 5'10" tall/size 2-4 and is wearing an extra small. Monica wearing Charcoal Grey, Plum Purple, Dark Teal, Mineral Grey, Navy Blue, Mist Green is 5'6" tall/size 2-4 and is wearing an extra small.


          1. EASY 14-DAY RETURNS
            Once you receive your item, you have 14-days to try the item on and initiate a return if it's not right for you. To get started, simply email us. For your convenience, we offer a pre-paid return label at a cost of $8 to you. Remember - we cannot take back worn, washed or items with no tags. Read more about Returns and Exchanges.



     

    WHERE IT'S MADE


    Responsibly sewn in Toronto, Canada by fairly paid labour.
    We're proudly 100% sweatshop-free.


    Minimalist Shirt for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.
    Minimalist Shirt for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.

    Minimalist Shirt for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.
    Minimalist Shirt for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.
    Minimalist Shirt for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.
     Size
    0 - 2 (XS)
    4 - 6 (S)
    8 - 10 (M)
    12 -14 (L)
    16 - 18 (XL)
    20 (XXL)
    Bust (inches)
    30.5-32.5"
    33.5-35.5"
    36.5-38.5"
    39.5-41.5"
    42.5-44"
    45-47"
    Waist (inches)
    25-26"
    27-29"
    30-31"
    32-34"
    35-37"
    38-40"
    Hips (inches)
    33-36"
    37-39"
    40-42"
    43-45"
    46-48"
    49-52"

     

    AS SEEN IN...

     

    Minimalist Shirt for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.Minimalist Shirt for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made with sustainable and eco friendly materials.

     

    QUESTIONS ON FIT OR SIZING?

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 97 reviews
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    D.K.
    Comfortable With Many Options!

    I haven't had much of an opportunity to play around with the Evolve Top, but as Spring and Summer comes around I am sure to make full use of this comfortable, yet professional top. I am looking forward to seeing what new colours come out for the upcoming season!

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    E.M.
    Drapes beautifully! Flattering

    I’m so impressed with how lovely the shirt looks in all the different ways of wearing it. And the fabric is so soft. I feel very pretty in it.

    N
    N.
    Becoming my go-to top

    Very flattering cut, styling and material. I have only worn it with the drape neck forward and looking forward to trying different looks. Great design and concept of your company.

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    T.
    Not impressed

    I was really excited about getting this top, it looked great in the pictures. I was disappointed to receive it and find that when I wear it backwards it just looks like I'm wearing a shirt backwards, the neckline comes up way too high and pulls on my neck. I sized down as recommended but I wonder if it would have looked better if I had ordered the medium instead of the small. I love the adjustable sleeves, but do find that the tank top is bulky with all that fabric pulled up, and when the sleeves are down they hang so you can see the snap. I also (as others have commented) feel that the shirt is a bit short, I would have preferred slightly longer. The fabric itself is very nice. This was my first purchase at encircled and unfortunately I'm not sure if I'll make another one.

    C
    C.P.
    Dresses up or down

    This shirt is great for work, casual wear or travel (when I need it to do both).

    COMPLETE YOUR CLOSET


    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 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).

    *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

    WHEN WORN AT NATURAL WAIST

    Worn higher up to sit at your 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) XXL (18-20)
    Waist (inches)
    23" - 25"
    25" - 28"
    28" - 32"
    32" - 34"
    34" - 37"
    37-39"
    Hip (inches)
    32" - 34"
    35" - 38"
    38" - 41"
    41" - 44"
    44" - 47"
    47-50"
    Inseam (inches) 26.5"

    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 loose. 

     

    The Essential Long Sleeve Top + The Essential Short Sleeve Top

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 12 - 14 (XL) 14-16 (XXL)
    Bust 28 - 30" 30 - 33" 33 - 36" 36 - 39" 39 - 42"
    42 - 45"
    Waist 23 - 25" 25 - 27" 28 - 30" 30 - 33" 34 - 36"
    36 - 38"
    Hips 30 - 32" 33 - 36" 36 - 38" 38 - 41" 41 - 44"
    44 - 47"
    Front Length / Back Length 24 - 31"
    24 - 31"
    24 - 31"
    24 - 31"
    24 - 31"
    24 - 31"

    Fit Advice: The Essential Long Sleeve Top fits a bit larger than our usual tees. We suggest to order true to your normal size, however since the styling is more flowy than our other Encircled tees, it is suggested to size down if you prefer a tighter look. As the fabric has a natural stretch, it will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown around the chest and hips. 

     

    The Evolve Top

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS)
    4-6 (S)
    8-10 (M)
    12-14 (L)
    16-18 (XL)
    20 (XXL)
    Bust
    30.5-32.5"
    33.5-35.5"
    36.5-38.5"
    39.5-41.5"
    42.5-44"
    45-47"
    Waist
    25-26"
    27-29"
    30-31"
    32-34"
    35-37"
    38-40"
    Hips
    33-36"
    37-39"
    40-42"
    43-45"
    46-48"
    49-52"
    Fit Advice: The fit of The Evolve top is drapey but tapers towards the hip and 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. 

    The Flipside Legging 

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
    Waist 20-24" 25-28" 28-32" 32-34" 34-37"
    Hips 30-34" 35-38" 38-41" 41-44" 44-47"
    Inseam 28" 28"
    28"
    28"
    28"

    Fit Advice: We recommend sizing up 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 in the waist area for your leggings, size down. The Flipside Leggings are pre-shrunk. 

     

     The Minimalist Legging + The Minimalist Crop Legging

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 2 - 4 (S) 6 - 8 (M) 10 - 12 (L) 14 - 16 (XL)
    Waist 20-24" 25-28" 28-32" 32-34" 34-37"
    Hips 30-34" 35-38" 38-41" 41-44" 44-47"
    Inseam

    28"

    (crop 20")

    28"

    (crop 20")

    28"

    (crop 20")

    28"

    (crop 20")

    28"

    (crop 20")

    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.

     

    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. 

     

    The Retrograde Kimono Dress

    Size
    XS (0-2) S (2-4) M (6-8) L (10-12) XL (14-16) 
    Bust (Inches)
    28 - 32.5"
    33" - 35.5"
    36 - 38.5"
    39 - 41.5"
    42 - 49"
    Hip (Inches)
    33" - 36"
    37" - 39"
    40" - 42"
    43" - 45"
    46" - 50"
    Length (Inches)
    At longest, 33"
    At longest, 34"
    At longest, 35"
    At longest, 36"
    At longest, 37"

    Fit Advice: The Retrograde Kimono Dress is our most "oversized" piece in the collection. We suggest to order 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.

     

    The Reversible Pencil Skirt

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

    Waist (inches)

    23" - 26"
    26" - 29"
    29" - 32"
    32" - 34"
    35" - 37"

    Hip (inches)

    32" - 34"
    35" - 38"
    38" - 41"
    41" - 44"
    45" - 47"

    Length Total (inches)

    20"
    21"
    22"
    23"
    24"

    Fit Advice: The Reversible Pencil Skirt fits true to size, but it's suggested to size up if you fall between sizes. The pencil skirt offers a smooth silhouette that slightly tapers from waist to hips and down through to the hem, hitting just at knee length. A pencil skirt should smoothly skim your curves, so to get a perfect fit, first identify your largest measurement then choose the size offering that range while still allowing for some stretch. The fabric on The Reversible Pencil skirt has a natural stretch, that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown. 

     

    The Revolve Dress II + The Sleeveless Revolve Dress

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 4-6 (S) 8-10 (M) 12-14 (L) 16-18 (XL) 20 (XXL)
    Bust (in inches)  30.5-32.5" 33.5-35.5" 36.5-38.5" 39.5-41.5" 42.5-44" 45-47"
    Waist (in inches)  25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34" 35-37" 38-40"
    Hips (in inches)  33-36" 37-39" 40-42" 43-45" 46-48" 49-52"
    Length (in inches) At longest, 34.5" adjustable At longest, 35.35" adjustable At longest, 36" adjustable  At longest, 36.75" adjustable At longest, 37.5" adjustable At longest, 38.25" 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.

     

    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. 

     

    The Reversible Bandeau Bra  

    Size
    (XS/S) (M/L) (XL)
    Bust 30 - 33" 34 - 37" 38-41"

    Fit Advice: The Reversible Bandeau Bra fits true to size and the wide elastic band provides light to medium support. To ensure proper fit, measure your bust and check our size guide.

    The Everyday Twist Top

    Size
    0 - 2 (XS) 4-6 (S) 8-10 (M) 12-14 (L) 16-18 (XL)
    Bust (in inches)  30.5-32.5" 33.5-35.5" 36.5-38.5" 39.5-41.5" 42.5-44"
    Waist (in inches)  25-26" 28-29" 30-31" 32-34" 35-37"
    Hips (in inches)  33-36" 37-39" 40-42" 43-45" 46-48"
    Back Length (in inches) 24.5" 25" 25.5" 26" 26.5"

    Fit Advice: The Everyday Twist Top is designed to fit drapey. We recommend staying with your typical dress size. The fabric on The Everyday Twist Top has a natural stretch, that will stretch to fit within ~1-2" of the measurements shown.

     

    The Men's Nomadic V-Neck  

    Size
    S M L XL XXL
    Chest 36-38" 38-40" 40-42" 42-44" 44-46"
    Back Length 27" 27.5" 28" 28.75" 29.5"
    Fit Advice: The Men’s Nomadic V-Neck fits true to size. It features a straight fit, being more fitted in the shoulders and looser towards the waist. The fabric is 4-way stretch and it will fit within ~1-2" of the measurements. If you prefer a more relaxed fit, size up.