The Retrograde Kimono Dress

Size Guide
Reversible Kimono, layering piece and shift dress all in one

The Retrograde Kimono is completely reversible and can be worn as either a Kimono layering piece or as a dress. Both ways can be switched to show zipper at the front or back.

The dress features vegan leather accent panels, a full-length lightweight gunmetal zipper with rectangular pull and smooth finishes on all major seams including the neckline and full-length of the zipper. The result is a comfortable fit and no scratchy seams against your skin.

        • Made from 88% MicroModal® | 12% Lycra Knit in Toronto, Canada

          Luxuriously soft, eco-conscious MicroModal feels like your fav well-worn vintage t-shirt against your skin. Click here to learn more about our fabrics. Our MicroModal is knit, dyed and sewn in Toronto.

          Derived from Beech Tree pulp, of which over 50% is grown in Austria. The beechwood trees are sustainably sourced and pesticide free. The trees regenerate without requiring re-planting or irrigation. Dyes used are low-impact, azo-free and meet Oeko Tex 100 certification which indicates that no harmful chemicals are used.
        • Hand wash. Hang to dry is recommended. Do not iron contrast detail made with small Vegan leather panels that are prone to damage when heated.

          More fabric care info here.
        • 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.

          Andrea shown in the product shots is approximately 5'7" tall and a size 0-2 (XS) is wearing a size Extra Small in The Retrograde Kimono Dress. Kristi shown in the styled shots is 5'9" and a size (4-6) and is wearing a size Small.

          See size chart here here.
        • 14-DAY RETURN POLICY
          A.K.A "THE YOU-WILL-LOVE-IT PROMISE"


          We offer a full refund on returns provided we are notified of your intent to return the item(s) within 14 days of receipt of the product. Exception with final sale items, which are non-returnable/non-refundable/no exchanges, and special promotion items. 

          Don't wash the items, or remove any tags.

          If you don't love it, contact us

 


Minimalist dress for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made in Canada with sustainable and eco friendly materials.Minimalist dress for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made in Canada with sustainable and eco friendly materials.

The Retrograde Kimono Dress is our take on the "Retrograde Cycle" of the planets. Any object in a retrograde flow directly means apparent motion in reverse from its normal patterns. Wear this dress forwards or backwards, zipped or unzipped with many versatile ways to style. Retrograde cycles are very rare, and like this dress, when you come by it, the moment strikes you.
Minimalist dress for the Everyday Traveler. Ethically made in Canada with sustainable and eco friendly materials.
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"

 

 

WHERE IT'S MADE

 

 

Proudly 100% designed and made in Toronto, Canada with hand-sewn elements made with care. Our sewing contractor for the Retrograde Kimono Dress is located in an area of Toronto called Leslieville, and is one of the last remaining production places in the area once known as the Garment district. The owners still cut, and sew all of the garments, and have been doing so for 35+ years.
  

 

 

Customer Reviews

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P
P.H.
Beautiful addition to my wardrobe!

Perfect addition to my closet! I've been wearing it as a layered piece. Can't wait to wear it as a dress and travel with it. Wish it had pockets but it would mess with the clean lines.

H
H.
LOVE it!

I already own a few encircled pieces and love the versatility for travel so I decided to purchase the retrograde kimono dress. I must say that it did not disappoint! It is extremely comfortable and I get so many compliments on it all the time. It is the most expensive item I have bought from encircled but in my opinion it's totally worth it. The fit is fairly baggy so I would suggest sizing down...I got the XS and I'm 5'6" and about 130 lbs. I can't wait to take it with me on my next trip!

R
R.
Love the kimono dress -size down

I loved the way this dress looked on the photos and could be styled different ways. I also really like the look of oversize dresses, so this one was perfect for me. Although the sizing chart put me in a medium (bust 35", waist 30", hips 36"), after reading the reviews, I ordered a small and it fits perfectly. I would have swum in the medium, so if you're not very curvy (like me) you may want to size down. I got the dress in the smoke colour (they were out of my size in the black), and in the end I'm glad I did: it will be a nice change from all my black clothes. Good purchase!

K
K.F.
WOW

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I was on the fence about ordering this dress for a while but am so glad I did! Beautiful drape, perfect for wearing as a kimono/outer layer at home, work, or the yoga studio...and an adorable dress! I have a very long torso and am 5'9" and the XS is a short dress but doesn't show my booty so I would say it's long enough for anyone!

G
G.J.
Kimono was my best travel item on trip to Krakow

I have many pieces from Encircled but held out on the Kimono because I wasn't sure how to style it. The dress option seemed too short for me (5' 8.5", 185 lb).
However, I was going to travel to Krakow Poland and needed to pack light, so I ordered a black L. The customer support from Rylee was prompt and very helpful. She suggested that I order a M in black with option to return if it didn't fit.
When I got it, I loved the fabric's softness, deep black colour, vegan leather trim. Styled it as a tunic (zipper front or backwards) & as a jacket, for the long plane ride, casual sight-seeing and a even a wedding (with my Encircled Pencil Skirt). Took it with me everywhere for 9 days. It was my best piece of clothing on the trip.
I think I closed the taxi door (ugh!) and slightly crimped the zipper pull but was able to fix it.
Love Encricled products and the customer service.. I would recommend them to those who travel either for business or pleasure.

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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)
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) 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

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) 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 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)
Bust (inches)
30.5 - 32.5 "
33.5 - 35.5 "
36.5 - 38.5 "
39.5 - 41.5 "
42.5 - 44 "
Waist (inches)
25-26 "
28-29 "
30-31 "
32-34 "
35-37"
Hips (inches)
33-36 "
37-39 "
40-42 "
43-45 "
46-48"
Length (inches)
At longest, 34.5" Adjustable
At longest, 35.25" Adjustable
At longest, 36" Adjustable
At longest, 36.75" Adjustable
At longest, 37.5" 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.

 

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 Reversibe Bandeau Bra  

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

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.