Tag: dress

How to nail the business casual women dress code (with examples)

The idea of business casual for women (and men) started out in Silicon Valley in the 1980s. That stands to reason, considering that Silicon Valley is the poster child for innovation, rule-breaking, and generally shaking things up. I mean, why would cultural norms regarding stiff dress codes be any different, right?

Productivity seemed to stall at the intersection of fashion and formality, so the powers that be attempted to do away with both. Frankly, if you’re sitting in a room writing code all day, no one will care if you’re doing it in a three-piece suit and whether you grab your fedora at the end of the day on your way back to the ’50s.

No doubt, the idea of business casual made sense in theory. But it was also a moving target, and by the ’90s, it reached new heights of convolution and misinterpretation.

The truth is, no one

Read More

Wedding dress designer turns an industry in free-fall into an opportunity to give back during COVID-19

For Adrienn Braun, early March was a rude awakening.

How this wedding dress designer saved her business during COVID-19’s wedding downturn

UP NEXT

UP NEXT

“Brides just started calling me and said, ‘Hey, we canceled the wedding,’” the bridal fashion designer says. “It was one call, two calls, three calls.”

Her business, Adrienn Braun Bridal and Fashion Studio, based in Hoboken, New Jersey, was badly impacted. Balances were not paid in full, consultations got canceled, and brides began asking for less elaborate dresses for smaller-scale, backyard weddings. Many of her plans to custom-design dresses turned into alterations – a fraction of the price she earns to design from scratch.



a person sitting at a table: Adrienn Braun works with her husband Emilio Mazzucotelli to create face masks using extra fabric in her store.


© USA Today
Adrienn Braun works with her husband Emilio Mazzucotelli to create face masks using extra fabric in her store.

Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

Loading...

Load Error

There were

Read More