Do you remember when sweatpants were only acceptable to wear at the gym? Or for putting on in the comfort and secrecy of relaxing at home? What happened to the days where sweatpants were exclusively accompanied by consuming spoonfuls of cookie dough in the dim light of our fridges? We miss those days. But more so, we miss when women felt both comfortable, confident and stylish.
Women make up 75% of our company. From our production team to our warehouse staff, women are the backbone of Connected Apparel. And as real women, living in this curveball year, you could say we’ve become somewhat professional at maximizing comfort in our personal style—and in the products we make.
So whether your Fall 2020 looks like a season working from home, a time for celebrating a union at a small day to night wedding or starting your newest parenting venture—overseeing Fall homeschool—we’ve made an outfit for you.
We asked our team to share what (and where) they’ll be wearing from our Fall 2020 collection in their everyday lives. Check out what Fall outfits our team is loving & how you too don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style this season.
Betty is a classic knee length sheath dress with an updated flair. It features chiffon blouson sleeves that are made for movement! Available in regular to plus, every woman can sway the night away in this beauty. Elegance feels effortless with this Fall floral dress! Terri pairs hers with strappy heels and simple jewelry to let the Fall florals and statement sleeves shine in this Fall outfit.
“Betty is one of my favorite dresses this season. At first glance you think it’s just a basic sheath dress, but then you realize that the sheer blouson sleeves really make it pop. Betty is feminine, shows off a little skin while still keeping you covered and it just feels great on. I’ve been invited to both a bridal shower and a wedding in the next few months. Betty will be perfect!”
- Terri Parker
CA Assistant CEO & Fit Model
Carrie will quickly become your new favorite cocktail dress. It combines two Fall 2020 trends, floral print and rust. Along with providing a form fitting silhouette and ruching at the waist, the stretch fabric is designed to keep you comfortable from day to night. From the office straight into your evening plans, this Fall outfit transitions flawlessly from work to play. And Leanna is so in love with it!
“I’m all about dresses that I can wear from day to night these days. This is why I love the Carrie dress so much. It hugs my body in all the right places, but never makes me feel constricted. This to me is key to a workwear dress - sophisticated and comfortable. I’ve already worn Carrie all day and then switched my shoes when I got home for a casual backyard dinner with friends.”
- Leanna Balaban
CA Director of Marketing & E-Commerce
LISA FLOOR LENGTH SOUTACHE SLEEVELESS DRESS
Comfort meets elegance with this formal dress. A floor length version of our best selling Lisa dress, this stunner is perfect for all of your future special occasions year-round. The soutache embellishment is complemented by the figure flattering faux wrap at the waist. A stellar choice for women of any age or size. Camille plans on wearing hers to a wedding. Doesn’t she look stunning!
“The Lisa dress is flattering on all body types, including petites like myself, which makes this floor length dress so great. I love this dress because the fabric is easy to wear and still feels very elegant at the same time. I love the faux wrap detail because it conceals any weight that I’ve gained during quarantine. I plan on wearing this dress to a socially distant special occasion, like a wedding I’m going to at the end of the year. But because this dress is so timeless, I know I’ll be able to wear it for formal events in the future!”
- Camille Abalos
CA E-Commerce Manager
SUNNY BLACK FLOOR LENGTH DRESS
As noted in our Fall trends blog the little black dress took a trendy turn this season, landing it on the list of top Fall dress trends. LBD has adopted a new form, the Long Black dress, and we are loving creating Fall outfits with this staple. The Sunny floor length dress is our rendition of this Fall 2020 trend. We had to make it available in petite to plus sizes because we want women of all ages, sizes and heights to enjoy this versatile dress. Missy is 5’10” and Sunny fits her like a glove!
“You’ll rarely ever see me in a maxi dress. And a column dress? Never! I’m 5’ 10” and plus size. Maxi dresses are NEVER long enough and column/sheath dresses make my curves look like “bulge.” But not this Sunny dress! Who knew a little ruching and the proper length could make sheath dresses my new best friend?!”
- Missy Ruttencutter
CA Marketing Coordinator
NORA DARK PLUM TWEED SHORT SLEEVE DRESS
Nora is just what you need during the long days at the office. Made of comfortable stretch tweed fabric, you’ll want to add this workwear dress to your collection of everyday dresses. And with such easy care instructions, you can! Nora will keep up with your busy lifestyle all day and night. Just throw her into a delicate wash, and she's ready to slip on again and again! Karla loves going from desk to dinner in this cute casual dress.
“I love the business casual feel of the Nora dress! It’s perfect for a day at work or for a family reunion. Nora fits so nicely and it makes me feel comfortable, professional and beautiful. The tweed material is also so soft!”
- Karla Vargas
CA Accounting Assistant
The Sunny 2.0 is the sleeveless jumpsuit version of our Sunny dress so many fell in love with. Sunny 2.0 provides the elegance of a formal jumpsuit and the comfort of an everyday jumpsuit. It’s made of crepe scuba fabric which makes it easy for you to move from day to night. Whether you’re relaxing on a wine tour or dancing the night away with family and friends, this crepe jumpsuit makes a perfect Fall outfit. Gloria pairs hers with strappy heels, but you can dress it down with sandals for head-to-toe comfort!
“Sunny 2.0 is my go-to sleeveless jumpsuit as I can wear it day to night with simple accessory changes. I feel confident that I look appropriate whether I wear it to a daytime function or an evening affair. It truly is so timeless and is already becoming a longtime favorite in my wardrobe!”
- Gloria Berck
CA Head of Design
Now that you know what these business women are loving, it's your turn to give us your thoughts on your Fall favorites! Shop our Fall 2020 collection to find your new favorite effortlessly chic and comfortable dresses and jumpsuits. We’d love to hear from you, CA babe. Experience the comfort for yourself and then leave us a review! Our Fall collection features pieces that are comfortable, machine washable, and affordable. Best of all? You’ll find them in sizes petite to plus, so no woman is left behind!