The Retrograde Kimono Dress

Size Guide

Meet the Retrograde Kimono Dress. 2 options, one dress.

The Retrograde Kimono is completely reversible and can be worn as an open front Kimono layering piece or as an elevated t-shirt dress.

The dress features vegan-leather accent panels, a full-length lightweight gunmetal zipper and fully enclosed seams for comfort. 

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

          Made from our buttery soft, eco-friendly MicroModal fabric. Our MicroModal fabric is knit, and dyed in Toronto, Canada at a family-run knitting mill. MicroModal is a renewably sourced, naturally derived fabric cultivated from beech-tree pulp. Both yarns are 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 dyes are OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified which means they are free of harmful chemicals. Learn about our fabrics.
        • Hand wash recommended due to the contrasting materials on the dress. Hang to dry. Do not iron the vegan leather. Do not put in the dryer.


        • 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. View the size chart.

          Andrea shown in product shots is 5'7" tall/size 0-2 and wearing an extra small. Rylee shown in the Navy Blue product shots is 5'9" tall/size 6-8 and wearing a medium.

        • EASY 14-DAY RETURNS
          Once you receive your item, you have 14-days to try it 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 about Returns and Exchanges.


WHERE IT'S MADE


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


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

   

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Customer Reviews

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H.G.
5/5

The Retrograde Kimono Dress

J
J.L.
Love this dress!

I absolutely love this dress and and have already worn in 3 times - at very different events (awards show and party, dinner, day at the office) - and have received SO MANY compliments each time i have worn it. Bought it mainly for an upcoming vacation (the idea of a multi-purpose piece appealed to me as I like to travel light!) but it has already become a go-to piece in my closet.

T
T.
Surprisingly flattering!

I'll admit to buying this dress on a bit of a whim, as on a recent trip to Mexico all I wanted was a shift dress, but I've spent most of my life avoiding anything that doesn't have a fitted waist. I'm usually a size 14, at 5'5" with a 43" bust and 48" hips, so quite firmly within the XL measurements. However, I'm a size L in the revolve dress and evolve top, so after A LOT of obsessing I decided to size down to the Medium, which was definitely the right choice. I was hesitant about it, even after trying it on, as I was worried it just looked like I wandered about it an overly large t-shirt, but I took a chance on it because it was surprisingly flattering on my hips and extremely soft and comfy, and because my girlfriend assured me it didn't look strange. I've only worn it as a layering piece out, when it was lovely over the dressy sweatpants and a tank, but I'm excited to try it as a dress with tights tomorrow. As a note, my girlfriend, who is a true Medium, tried it on and loved it, though it went at least to her knees (she's about 5'5"), and she said she'd probably feel swamped if she wore it as a dress with leggings, though it would perhaps be okay without pants, and lovely as a sweater still. On me, the Medium is a very nice length, easily covering my butt and coming to rest above the knees.

A bone to pick: it would be nice to see this dress on a plus-size model in the pictures. I have never spent this much money on a dress), and never even gotten close to the price without being able to try it on. ...I just don't think it reflects nicely on Encircled to sell a dress with an XL size, without including pictures of someone who would actually fit that size (like actually the XL, instead of someone my size wearing a smaller size--show us them all!). It's dispiriting and I can't help but to feel slightly shamed, even though I'm sure they don't mean it. I just expect more from Encircled and their products, though I'm well aware most companies wouldn't show pict...

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S.S.
Love the feel of this!

I am 5'3" between size 2-4 and ordered the XS and it definitely looked very oversized which I expected as I read all the reviews. I wish it was a bit more fitted which is why I rated it a four. I love the feel of the fabric. It is so soft and lush, and it makes it feel put together. I wore it both as a vest and a dress in the first week. I also like the length as you can wear tights and don't have to worry about it being too short. I definitely would order again from the store, but also suggest making this dress in petit so even more people can wear it!

E
E.
Love it

Fun, versatile and easy. Perfect for travelling.

COMPLETE YOUR CLOSET


Encircled Size Charts
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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
XS (0-2) S (4-6) M (8-10)  L (12-14)  XL (16-18 XXL (20) 
Bust 30-32 33-35 36-38 39-41 42-44
45-47
Waist 22-24 25-27 28-30 31-33 34-36
37-39
Hips 34-36 37-39 40-42 43-45 46-48
49-51

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.

The Minimalist Leggings II

Size
XS (0-2) S (4-6) M (8-10)  L (12-14)  XL (16-18)  XXL (20) 
Bust 30-32 33-35 36-38 39-41 42-44
45-47
Waist 22-24 25-27 28-30 31-33 35-36
37-39
Hips 34-36 37-39 40-42 43-45 46-48
49-51

Fit Advice:  The Minimalist Legging II fits true to size. We recommend sizing down if you are in between sizes with your measurements. 

The Dressy Sweatshirt

Size
XS-S (0-6) M-L (8-14) XL (16-28)
Bust 30-35 36-41 42-44
Waist 22-27 28-33 34-36
Hips 34-39 40-45 46-48

Fit Advice:  The Dressy Sweatshirt fits loose throughout the body and arms, but snug at the wrist and hip bands. We recommend sizing down if you are in between sizes with your measurements.