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Chrysalis Dress (Women's) 2013 (out-of-stock)

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The women's Nau Chrysalis Dress features lightweight and soft, 100% recycled polyester pucker weave that is visually interesting, wind and water resistant and extremely breathable and quick to dry. The fabric is treated with a DWR-finish for added water repellency. One piece, removable sleeves are perfect for bike commutes or changing weather, while adjustable hood transforms into an elegant shawl collar. Side ties adjust to reveal flattering empire waist design.


  • Crepe soft shell fabrication blends protection and beauty.
  • Drawcord hood coverts to draping shawl collar with elegant crossover design.
  • One-piece, removable sleeves snap on and off.
  • Adjustable ties reveal flattering empire waist design.
  • Two front hand drop-in pockets.
  • Tailored details: Offset hidden snap front, shaped cuff with self-fabric binding, back pleats add fullness.
  • Length: Mid-thigh

Gender: Women's
Weight: 8.9 oz
Material: Water repellent 100% recycled polyester
Fit: Regular
Season: F12
Vendor ProductId: 623W01
Review ProductId: 29548


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NauChrysalis Dress (Women's) 2013

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Great multi-funcion garment!


from Sydney, Australia


  • Comfortable
  • Flattering
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile


  • Expensive at full price
  • Fabric A Little Noisy
  • Hood not detachable

Best Uses

  • Casual

Comments about Nau Chrysalis Dress (Women's) 2013:

I really love this jacket/dress!

I'm 5'2" and around 117 pounds and I got the Small. I probably could have gone with the XS as the Small is a little roomy, but thanks to the ties at the waist the fit is customizable. And besides, I think I will wear this as a jacket more often than as a dress, so the extra room will be useful over other clothes. It's super lightweight, and compresses to easily fit in a backpack or shoulder bag in case the weather turns a little cool or rainy.

The Ink Stripe color is a lovely dark vintage blue, and the puckered fabric and subtle stripes gives it a nice textured look.

My two minor reservations are the fabric makes a swishing noise when you move, and I think the Chrysalis would look smarter as a dress without the hood, but the hood is not detachable. These are minor quibbles, I do love the Chrysalis and I'm thinking of getting a second one in another color while they're on sale! Expensive at full price, but Nau is a 'green' company and worth supporting for their excellent sustainable and recycling policies.

  • Was this a gift?:
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Love this "dress"

By Aimee

from Raleigh, NC

Verified Buyer


  • Comfortable
  • Light-weight


  • Not A Dress - Too Short

Best Uses

  • Great with leggings

Comments about Nau Chrysalis Dress (Women's) 2013:

Love this!
I was looking for something that was light-weight for summer travelling.
Was hesitant about the price but found it on sale so I quickly snapped it up (was higher priced elsewhere that I saw online).
I've not gone on my trip yet but have worn this once out.
Love a lot of things about this item (I hesitate to call it a dress because I'd never not wear something underneath).
I think that this will become a 'go-to' item in my wardrobe.

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