The Retrograde Kimono Dress

The Retrograde Kimono Dress

Fabric & Colour
Black
Smoke Grey
Size

Meet the Retrograde Kimono Dress. Kimono and Dress in one.

The Retrograde Kimono is completely reversible and can be worn as an open front Kimono/jacket, layering piece or as a chic little black dress.

The dress features vegan-leather accents, a full-length lightweight zipper and high-quality details like covered seams for comfort. Ethically-produced in Canada. 

        • 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. The 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.
        • 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 Black and Smoke Grey 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 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.


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
0 - 2 (XS)
4 - 6 (S)
8 -10 (M)
12 - 14 (L)
16 - 18 (XL)
20 (XXL)
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"

   

QUESTIONS ON SIZING, FIT OR FABRIC?

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Customer Reviews

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5/5

The Retrograde Kimono Dress

E
E.
It's a good concept

I really wanted to like this piece, and tried it in two sizes. The smoke color is lovely, and the fabric is very soft. It is definitely oversized, like they say. I really love the concept, but the jersey fabric doesn't lay well with the faux-leather panel/zipper, so it ended up being much more casual than I wanted. Plus, with the wide sleeves I couldn't wear a coat over it, which made it less seasonally versatile. In the end, not a very difficult decision to return it, given the price point.

M
M.
Comfortable and stylish

I am a huge fan of Encircled Dressy Sweatpants and have been eyeing the Kimona Dress for awhile. We travel a lot and the fabric is sensational. I am so happy with the dress. It is so easy to wear and comfortable. Definitely size down, as indicated.

C
C.
So versatile!

I love this piece, as a dress and as a kimono. I'm about to wear it 3 ways for an upcoming long weekend trip in which I'm flying on Spirit Airlines (so no luggage for me!). The fabric is super soft and the quality is great. I love the styling suggestions on the website - super helpful! I felt that the size was correct for me, other Encircled items seem to run a bit small.

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K.S.
Amazingly Versatile Piece

I have had the Retrograde Kimono Dress for just over a week and have already worn it 3 times. As a dress with zipper in back to wine with girlfriends, zipper in front over leggings to work and zipper in front as a dress for a road trip to my in-laws. And for the road trip I wore a nursing tank under it, just unzipped the top part of the dress and super easy access for nursing! I have gotten compliments every time I've worn it. The material is wonderful, soft and comfortable. I'm 5'6", currently at 150lb (4 mo post partum) and got the Small. I like the fit because while a little loose, it still drapes nicely. I am curious to try an XS (maybe when black is back in stock!) and see the difference. I wonder if the XS would be too short for me to wear as a dress, and I really like the versatility of being able to wear as a dress. I discovered Encircled just a few weeks ago when researching how to build a more eco friendly and ethical wardrobe. I thought I would slowly try to incorporate their pieces into my wardrobe but once I received the kimono, Nomadic Tee and Dressy Sweatpants I was hooked!!

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