The Chrysalis Cardi - Maxi

Colour
Royal Blue
Bordeaux Red
Black
Plum Purple
Size

Our first design ever, the innovative Chrysalis Cardi in size - Large/Maxi. The Cardi can be styled 8+ ways. From a cosy cocoon cardi to a chic Grecian tunic, a glamorous one-shoulder gown, to a poncho, classic infinity scarf and more. Find all the ways to discover and make it your own!

The secret? Hand-sewn, heavy duty metal snaps hidden along the hem that hold the look together. So, you look like you’re wearing a Dress, not a scarf tied into one. The perfect travel piece for travelling light. Effortlessly transform, and start doing more with less with this versatile design.

          • Comes with a belt made from the same fabric.

            Includes full-colour look book with how to wear instructions. Watch How to Wear videos.

            8+ ways to wear (and counting...)

            Sustainable, ultra-soft opaque fabric.

          • The fabric is a blend of Lenzing Modal® | Spandex

            Modal 
            is a naturally derived, plant-based fabric cultivated from beech-tree pulp which is sustainably sourced in Austria, and neighbouring countries. Modal is made through an environmentally-conscious process where 95% of water and materials used to make the fabric are recycled. The fabric is also OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified which means it is free of harmful chemicals. This soft and drapey fabric feels beautiful against your skin.
            Snaps are made from high-quality, rust-resistant metal. They're lead-free, nickel-free and recyclable.

            Learn about our fabrics

          • Fit Advice:Perfect for women of any height from sizes (M-XXL) or those with a broader frame in the hips or chest. The design will also work on women smaller than this size but who just prefer a longer silhouette when styled as the dress looks.

            View the size chart

            Model's Measurements:
            Kassandra in the Royal Blue product photos is 5'9"/size 10. Sheen in the Navy Blue, Black, Bordeaux Red and Plum Purple is 5'8"/size 14-16. Kristi in the how-to-wear videos is 5'9"/size 6-8 and wearing the regular Chrysalis Cardi
          • We recommend that you hand wash the Chrysalis Cardi. Hang to dry or lay flat. 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 and do not dry clean.

     

     

    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"




    Customer Reviews

    Based on 23 reviews
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    M
    M.M.
    AMAZING!

    I wasn't sure about The Chrysalis Cardi Maxi at first. I've worn it 4 different ways and people are amazed when I say, "This dress is the cardigan I wore last week."
    The usual response is, "How is that possible?". Then I explain, let them feel the fabric and tell them where they can get theirs.

    E
    E.C.
    Be wary of deodorant marks

    Love how this can be worn different ways to cut down on packing. My favorite is the X-back halter and the cocoon cardi, my friend was amazed that I was able to wear it again on a weekend getaway. Just be careful to find all the deodorant marks when you switch out the style. ;-)

    M
    M.
    staple piece for 3-season wardrobe

    Spring, summer, or fall, I'm constantly wearing this piece and looking forward to buying another in a different color. The only downside is having to resecure the snaps with thread of my own, but that's no problem considering how much mileage I get out it.

    C
    C.H.
    Great fabric, but hard to follow directions for use

    I bought this for a trip where I would need to wear a scarf/head covering and it was perfectly suited for this type of fashion conversion. However, I could not figure out how to fold and snap the other options provided in the information packet. It appeared that instructions were out of order when I compared them to the youtube videos online. Also, other people's videos not associated with Encircled were much easier to follow than the videos provided from the website itself, it's like the fan videos showed more of the steps involved while the company provided videos glossed over the key steps required. Again, it was perfect for use as a scarf that I could quickly wrap over my head to cover my hair, but was very difficult to use otherwise.

    J
    J.P.
    Chrysalis

    I loved the feel of the fabric, color (burgundy) and fit, not so much. The snaps kept coming undone (could be embarrassing) and I really couldn’t get a flattering fit. It may look good on very thin people, but not on me. I was able to return easily. I’d still like to try the CC just for all the options available with it, but probably won’t for the same reason as mentioned in the reviews. Love the company and have their short sleeved Revolve dress and just love it.