We’re excited to introduce the CA Fashion Challenge!
For the first installment, we picked a scenario for our Connected Apparel team members and asked them to tell us which knee length dresses or flattering jumpsuits they would wear for each and why! From trending floral print dresses to cocktail jumpsuits, the real women of Connected Apparel chose their favorite Holiday 2020 pieces. Let’s see how they rose to the challenge!
Desk to Dinner with Family
You have a full work day ahead of you and dinner with your family later on, with no time to change. What CA dress works best for desk to dinner?
“I love this dress because the fabric doesn’t like to wrinkle and I can wear it day and night. While the silhouette is appropriate for work, it’s also a great post-work outfit that keeps things vibrant. Plus this is an attached jacket dress so I don’t have to bring an extra layer!”
- Lupe, Sample Sewer
You’re leading an important meeting at work. What’s your go-to CA workwear dress for high impact, high comfort?
“For work I always like to go for a more classic silhouette that’s form fitting and comfortable. And when it comes to an important meeting or presentation, Lisa 2.0 is my go-to. From the moment I slip this faux wrap dress on, I feel confident and I don't find myself readjusting my outfit, which is extremely important when you’re presenting to a group of people. This cobalt blue dress is also vibrant enough so that I catch everyone’s attention when I walk into the room without being overpowering.”
- Camille, E-Commerce Manager
Romantic Wine Tour
You and your partner are getting out of town this weekend for a wine tour in the mountains. You want to look classy and elegant, but stay comfortable as you walk through the vineyard. What would you pack?
“How I would love to be drinking bordeaux wine on a vineyard this holiday season! If we were going out of town on a wine tour, I would definitely pack the Sasha floral dress. I love that it’s comfortable to wear from day to night. The raglan chiffon sleeves with the open bottom add a touch of romance to the dress. Not to mention this knee length dress would look amazing in photos at the vineyard!”
- Cin, Production Patternmaker
Rush to Brunch
You get a last minute brunch invite to a girlfriend’s house and you only have 20 minutes to get ready. You want to be comfortable and effortless, but still chic. What CA style are you choosing?
“Nothing says brunch to me more than a stylish jumpsuit. Especially if I’m in a hurry! I’m a firm believer that every woman needs a flattering jumpsuit in her closet that she can turn to time and again and that can be dressed up or down. For brunch, I would style the Serena sleeveless jumpsuit with booties, a print scarf and a denim jacket.”
- Gloria, Head of Design
Gingerbread House Night
You’re staying in tonight for a fun Holiday tradition - gingerbread house making! You want to wear something that is cute and comfortable, but that can be thrown in the wash at a moment's notice. What are you reaching for?
“When in doubt, wear the Lisa dress! I can’t tell you enough how much I love this faux wrap dress. It looks great on women from petite sizes to plus sizes and works for so many occasions. I often wear it for date night, but I also wouldn’t be worried if I got frosting all over this dress. It washes easily and it’s like new the next day!”
- Terri, Assistant to CEO
So are you up for the challenge? Complete your own fashion challenge with your favorite Connected Apparel Holiday 2020 pieces. We would love to see! Tag your look with #InMyCA on social media, or shoot us an email with your favorite scenario and Holiday 2020 outfits! And if you loved any of the cute dresses and jumpsuits here, shop our Holiday 2020 Collection, for even more chic pieces in all sizes.