The Chrysalis Cardi Petite

Size
Colour
Bordeaux Red
Ginger Mauve
Charcoal Grey
Black
Sapphire Blue
Plum Purple
Deep Indigo

One Design, 8 Ways to wear. Our innovative Chrysalis Cardi in our Petite/Small size.

The Chrysalis Cardi is a travel and wardrobe must-have. The versatile Cardi can be styled 8+ ways. From a cozy cocoon cardi, to a chic grecian tunic, a glamorous one-shoulder gown, to a poncho and a classic infinity scarf.

The secret is the hand-sewn snaps hidden along the hemline that hold the looks together. Unlike traditional multi-way garments, our designs do not require pinning, tying, or elastics to hold the looks together. Effortlessly transform.

        • Made from 95% Modal | 5% Spandex.
          1. Made from our buttery-soft Modal blend fabric. Modal is a renewably sourced, naturally derived fabric cultivated from beech-tree pulp. Modal yarn is created through a closed-loop process in which nothing is re-released back in the environment during it's creation. It 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.
          2. The Chrysalis Cardi comes with a belt, made from the same fabric, and full-colour lookbook with diagrams. Snaps are made from high-quality, rust-resistant metal. They're lead-free, nickel-free and and recyclable.
        • We recommend that you hand wash the Chrysalis Cardi. Hang to dry.

          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. 
        • 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.

          Isabel in the Black, Stone Grey and Plum Purple product photos is 5'9" tall/size 2-4 is wearing the petite Chrysalis Cardi. Daria in the Deep Navy Blue, and Ginger Mauve, and Charcoal Grey product photos is 5'4" tall/size 0 is wearing the petite Chrysalis Cardi. Kristi in the how-to videos is 5'9"/size 6-8 and wearing the regular Chrysalis Cardi.
        • EASY 14-DAY RETURNS

          Once you receive your item, you have 14-days to try on the item, and initiate a return if it's not right for you. To get started, simply email us.

          Learn more about our easy return process.


    WHERE IT'S MADE


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

     

    WATCH ALL 8 HOW-TO-WEAR VIDEO TUTORIALS

     

    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"
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    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.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 53 reviews
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    A.M.
    Beautiful, High Quality, Versatile, Intuitive

    Sizing: I am 5 ft 7, 140 lbs, Size 4-6, 36C-29-35 and the petite is the right size for me. When worn as a dress, it hits about 2 inches above the knee--long enough for work, but still short enough for after work! Given how this fits me, I'd recommend a petite for size 6 and under and height 5'8" and under. There's a little tension in the fabric when I wear it as the x-back halter, but nothing that will hurt the garment or cause me discomfort.

    Snap Quality: I don't agree with other reviewers who say the snap quality is poor. You'll have no problem with the snaps if you're gentle and select the right size. In working with the garment, the snaps come lose from 1. Selecting a petite size when you're in need of a regular or maxi - if this is the case you'll notice tension on the snaps when wearing the outfit (much like buttons puckering on a dress shirt) vs. the snaps lying flat or with a little slack. 2. User error - if you pull the fabric to disconnect the snaps then the snaps will come loose over time-- this is not poor craftsmanship but simple physics. Use your fingers to separate and disconnect the snaps at the connection point (vs. pulling on the fabric) and you'll have no problem with the snaps coming loose.

    Fabric: I chose black--it's lovely and as expected. The fabric is SUPER SOFT/comfortable and somewhere between light and mid-weight, however, you can easily wear this year round. The fabric resists wrinkling and will travel well. The fabric drapes beautifully regardless of which style you choose. I was a bit worried I'd get lost in the drapes, but it is VERY flattering

    Multi-way: Very versatile piece -- I will get A TON of use out of this on work and personal trips. The booklet and videos make it easy to understand the variations--I got the x back halter on the third try using only the booklet accompanying the cardi. I am not savvy in this way fyi (you should see how [poorly] I assemble furniture...) -- if I can do this, anyone can!

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    E.G.
    Beautiful but didn't fit my style

    Let me start off by saying the quality of this item was simply amazing. The fabric was deliciously soft and comfortable to wear. However, when I tried it on with my accessories and other items, it ended up not meshing with my style so I returned it. If you enjoy a looser, more flowing garment, this piece is definitely for you. I found the guides to the different options easy to follow and wear as well.

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    A.H.
    Awesome - but a little worried about the snap quality

    I ordered the petite and for most of the styles it fits perfectly. One of them is a little tight, but it shouldn't be a problem. After two wears, though, one of the snaps is already losing some thread and I'll have to reinforce it before it falls off. Otherwise I'm seriously considering ordering another just to have.

    Thank you for your feedback! I am so sorry to hear about the issues with your snaps, we will have our customer love contact you with options to fix the item!
    C
    C.C.
    Cute and flexible

    I think I love this flexible piece of clothing. It took me a while to figure it out. I got the smaller one because I didn't want it to look like a sack on me. The smaller size is great for wearing as a dress. But as the cardi it seems a bit small to be useful. Planning to take it on a trip to Europe in the fall and look forward to wearing several different ways.

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    E.
    Love it

    Love my Chrysalis Cardi! It’s hot where I am, and I’m loving my 2 dresses!! Can’t wait to wear it all of the other ways in cooler weather :) Perfect everyday & travel piece!

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