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Chrysalis Bodice

Arcana NYC

389.00 CAD

Burgundy Hanabishi
Karabana Diamond
Fuyo Brushstroke
Tanzaku Chariot



Elegant barely off the shoulder blouse with billowy sleeves crafted with one of a kind vintage kimono silks from the 40s to the 70s. Features buttons at front and a fitted upper torso. Pleats at lower torso allow for a flared bottom. Mindfully crafted in New York. 

KARABANA DIAMOND — Burnt orange silk with woven diamond pattern. Diamond motifs typically represent pine tree bark. The pine tree is associated with longevity and the wisdom gleaned in old age. The karabana flower motif is an imaginary flower thought to come from China.
FUYO BRUSHSTROKE — Pale peach-beige base with ochre hand-painted hibuscus motif. Fuyo or hibiscus mutibilis, is known as the "confederate rose" in Japan and represents gentleness.
TANZAKU CHARIOT — Soft pink base with scattered scroll motifs that feature flowers and streams. Tanzaku are traditional playing cards, where each card displays a flower. With each flower,, there is an associated symbolism. This pattern shows cherry blossoms (renewal and transience), irises (protection), and chrysanthemums (beauty and longevity). Chariots represent royalty and divinity.
BURGUNDY HANABISHI — Rich, deep-red satin silk with a ribbed weave and a floral crest motif, occasionally highlighted in red-orange. Hanabishi, or fireworks, literally translates to fire fower, and symbolizes ephemeral beauty.

Dry clean only. 

100% vintage kimono silk. 

Each Arcana NYC piece is created using eco-friendly and sustainably-sourced materials. Global textiles are sourced from artisans practicing their indigenous craft, thereby sustaining and preserving the world's unique cultural expressions. Each garment (or heirloom-piece), therefore, has its own story, reminding us of what we inherit, and what we leave for the world to come. 


Alyssa is 5'6" and wearing the size 4. Runs true to size.

ARCANA NYC'S Standards



New Classics Studios offers free shipping over $150 in Canada and the USA. Packages will ship out within 24 hours of ordering. Orders placed on weekends will be sent out Monday. Please see the chart below for shipping options.

Canada Post Ground (under $150) — $9.99 CAD / 1-3 business days
Canada Post Ground (over $150) — FREE / 1-3 business days

Canada Post Ground (under $150) — $9.99 CAD / 5-11 business days
Canada Post Ground (over $150) — FREE / 5-11 business days

Canada Post (under $450) — $35.99 CAD / 7-15 business days
Canada Post (over $450) — FREE / 7-15 business days

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New Classics Studios will happily accept unwashed, unaltered and unworn merchandise with original tags attached for a full refund. If you live within Canada, the merchandise must be received within 20 business days from the date that the shipment was received. If you live outside Canada, the merchandise must be received within 30 business days from the date that the shipment was received.
Please note that we do not accept returns for fragrances (unless there is a problem with the manufacture) and any underwear or swimwear.

All discounted items are final sale.

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Clothing Size Guide

Since the cut and sizing will vary between brands, please use the following chart as a general guideline. If you need assistance with selecting the right size or are in between sizes, please contact us at

XXS 0 4 32 4 3
P/XS 2 6 34 6 5
S 4 8 36 8 7
M 6 10 38 10 9
L 8 12 40 12 11
XL 10 14 42 14 13

Shoe Size Guide

Again, please use this chart as a guideline, and send us an e-mail should you have any questions about the fit!

5 3 22 5 36 8.5 21.6
6 4 23 6 37 8.89 22.5
7 5 23.5 7 38 9.25 23.5
8 6 24 8 39 9.5 24.1
9 7 25 9 40 9.88 25.1
10 8 26 10 41 10.19 25.9
11 9 26.5 11 42 10.5 26.7

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