The Chrysalis Cardi
From the boardroom to the beach to brunch, our Chrysalis Cardi can take you there. With 8 completely different styling options, this sustainable staple will help you refine your wardrobe without refining your options. Check our fit recommendation to choose the right size.
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Sustainably-made in Toronto
Certified B Corporation™️
The 8 Ways to Wear The Chrysalis Cardi
The ultimate convertible travel dress, cardigan, scarf and more.
Fabric & Care
Shipping & Returns
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CANADA: Canada Post XpressPost. Order by Monday, December 19th.
US: USPS Priority Mail Uninsured. Order by Thursday, December 15th.
UK & CENTRAL EU: PostNL/APC. Order by Thursday, December 1st.
REST OF EU: PostNL/APC. Order by Tuesday, November 22nd.
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZELAND: PostNL/APC. Order by Thursday, November 10th.
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EASY 30-DAY RETURNS & EXCHANGE
We offer a full refund on new, unworn merchandise provided that we are notified within 30 days of receipt of the product except for final sale/markdown items which are non-returnable.
We understand that sometimes things don’t quite work out. That’s why we offer a full refund or exchange on new, unworn merchandise provided that we are notified within 30 days of receipt of the product.
I love the versatility of this cardi. It's so very soft! Can't wait to wear it all the ways for vacation!
I love my new Chrysalis Cardi. I bought it in Royal Blue and the colour is truly outstanding. It took me some time (and patience) to learn the different ways to style the garment, but now, it’s like second nature. The fabric itself is soft and smooth on the skin. I think I’ll be able to wear the Chrysalis Cardi for years to come as long as I remember to use my nails to separate the snaps, and wash it in cold water and hang to dry every time. Thank you, Encircled, for another stunning piece of clothing.
I'm still trying to figure this piece--it is definitely a struggle. Your pictures look nice but so far I'm having trouble figuring out how to get to the different looks. I will keep trying:)
Love. Very comfy very warm
I bought this because it's a chiton with buttons and sustainable fabric. The design is literally timeless and you can use it in any ancient style that is based on the toga. They list a few ways to wear it, but you can do many more styles than what they suggest.
You can go conservative or racy. Look up ancient Greek dress and you'll find several millenia worth of styles. The care is hand wash which makes it a somewhat high maintenance item, but my creped linen toga would also be a lot of work. I would like to have 1 or 2 extra sets of clasps but there is plenty to be done with the 6 you have.
Chrysalis Cardi FAQs
What size should I choose?
Check our size chart. If you're in between sizes, size up!
What does the fabric feel like?
The modal fabric is super soft, drapey and stretchy. It feels like a worn-in t-shirt but dressy! We use a certified blend of Modal that's sustainable sourced and free of harmful chemicals.
Why is the Chrysalis Cardi so expensive?
At Encircled, we believe in investing in quality over quantity in your wardrobe. The Chrysalis Cardi is just that. The fabric is sustainably-sourced and certified by OEKO-TEX 100 Standard. The Chrysalis Cardi also features hand-sewn snaps which is a very difficult and time-consuming process to apply. This makes it harder to see the snaps when wearing. The Cardi is also incredibly well-made by fairly paid sewing teams who are local to Encircled. We're proudly 100% made in Toronto, Canada. Lastly, the Chrysalis Cardi will replace at least 5+ pieces in your travel wardrobe, so if you think of the cost per wear, it will seem like an amazing value.
Does the belt come with the Chrysalis Cardi?
Yes, we include a belt made from the same fabric as the Chrysalis cardi. It's long enough to wrap and tie easily. Feel free to use it or replace it with your fav stylish belt for a different look!
How long is the Chrysalis Cardi?
Check out the size chart! Generally, it will hit at the knee length for all dress options.
How do I care for my Chyrsalis Cardi?
We recommend gentle wash, cold water with an eco-friendly, mild and fragrance-free detergent. Hang to dry. If they wrinkle, we recommend using a steamer, or an iron between a towel. If possible, put the Cardi in a lingerie or wash bag and undo snaps before washing.
How can I figure out how to wear all the looks?
The Chrysalis Cardi comes with an instruction booklet. We also have detailed videos on how to do each look here.
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A fantastic piece for travel
I have worn this amazing piece of fabric in more than 10 different ways, in more than 10 different countries.
I love my Encircled Chrysalis Cardi and am already planning to bring it on my next big trip!
It was so flattering yet comfortable, which made me feel effortlessly confident.
For the versatility factor alone, I would highly recommend the Chrysalis Cardi.
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