Monday, March 30, 2009

Plus size clothing highlight: QuikShape™ Twist-Front Swim Dress

It’s time to prepare for getting back in the water, and that means seeking out some top quality swimwear. At Junonia, we pride ourselves on being one of the only reliable outlets where plus size women can shop for active, competition-inspired swimwear, but we’re just as proud of our casual swim styles. Crafted with the same focus on quality and attention to detail as their active counterparts, our casual swimsuits are the comfiest, longest-lasting pieces on the market.

Take our QuikShape™ Twist-Front Swim Dress, for instance. With a flattering, feminine twist at the bust and a supportive, soft-cupped shelf bra with underwire (a rarity in Junonia swimwear), this is an endlessly supportive suit with a flouncy skirt for added flair. Our QuikShape™ line is a proven customer favorite because of a hidden, four-way stretch PowerNet structure that flatters your form and offers flexible support.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A casual Friday note from Junonia

Sometimes the best paths to fitness are the simplest ones. According to a study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise, office workers took 8% more steps during work hours when dressed in jeans and casual attire than they did in more formal business clothing. That adds up to 491 extra steps taken and 25 more calories burned per day, just by by making a simple clothing change. We know not everyone has the luxury of choosing what they wear to work, but for those who can, it's an easy adjustment that can lead to a more active, enjoyable life.

Have a happy Friday!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Plus size clothing highlight: French Knit Nauticals

It seems like an obvious thing to say, but wearing soft, smooth fabrics can go a long way toward improving your outlook. There’s something special about wearing clothing that makes you want to touch it. That’s why Junonia has put so much effort into crafting our popular French Knit lines – their brushed exteriors and softly looped insides are as comfy-cozy as being snuggled up under a blanket, yet they’re cool and breathable enough for daily wear.

Our French Knit Nautical collection is the latest incarnation of these customer favorites. This time around, we’ve updated our pieces with eye-catching, nautical-inspired details. The slightly stretchy fabric is lighter weight than our prior French Knits, with an touch of Spandex for easy-moving comfort. In four great styles including shorts, capri pants and two cool hoodies, these pieces create a jaunty look that goes great for trips to the seashore or landlocked lounging.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Junonia mailbag: Thanks for plus size business casual clothing

Hi Anne,

Thank you so much for making clothes that actually fit! I’ve searched far and wide for quality plus size clothing that is cut for real women, and it wasn’t until now that I found them. For some strange reason, other manufacturers think plus size women have abnormally long arms and love to expose their midriffs with shirts that are cut too short. Personally, I don’t know any plus size women who enjoy less coverage, and they all seem to have average-length arms. You’re the only one who has gotten it right.


Now that I’ve discovered you guys and your attention to quality and cut, I’ve virtually replaced my entire wardrobe with items from your collection in less than a week. They work nicely into my ‘business casual’ dress code at work.


Thanks,

Jennifer



Hi Jennifer,


Thanks so much for your note! As you know, a comfortable, flattering fit is of utmost importance to us. It’s such a thrill to hear that we’re doing it right. I’ve mentioned our on-model fit sessions before, and this is another important element of what we look for during those fittings. How does this shirt drape the figure? Are we providing enough coverage in front and in back? Do these sleeves allow easy movement? Until we have satisfactory answers to all of those questions (and many more), we won’t put the Junonia name on any product.


It’s also great to hear your complimentary words about our business casual clothing. Junonia is best known as a swim and active wear company, and I sometimes worry that our casual clothing feels left out! I’m kidding, of course, but we really are very proud of our casual collection, much of which is ideal for the office.


I can say that with certainty, since on any given day, about half of our staff is wearing at least one piece of Junonia apparel – myself most definitely included! From easy-going denim skirts to pretty batik print shirts to lightweight spring jackets, you’ll find a lot of Junonia classics around our office, and I’m glad they’re a regular presence in yours as well.


Many thanks, and keep the letters coming,

Anne Kelly

Founder and Chair

Junonia Ltd.

annekellyfounder@junonia.com

Monday, March 16, 2009

Junonia's plus size triathlon gear gets love from the blogosphere


When we have good cause, we're not above tooting our own horn here at Junonia. Take a look at this very positive profile of our QuikEnergy V-Neck Aquatard from the Ride Like a Girl blog. Thanks, Donna!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Plus size clothing discounts combat a tough economy
















Our customers know
that it's not easy to find clothes that meet our standards of quality, durability and comfort anywhere else. But in this economic climate, many women are scaling back on spending, including their clothing budgets.

That’s why Junonia is adapting to the times by offering a wider selection of top-quality plus size apparel in our Juno’s Closet clearance section.

Juno’s Closet has long been one of the top online destinations for discount plus size clothing, and these days it’s become more popular than ever. We’re constantly adding new casual, swim and active styles to the closet, expanding the selection and deepening the discounts. We’ve just marked down a fantastic collection of winter apparel, with prices starting at $14.95 on plus size jackets and fleece. Like all Junonia products, our Juno’s Closet items are made with high-quality materials and designed for maximum durability, making them a great investment in any economy.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Plus size clothing highlight: UV-Ban Nylon Zip-Off Jacket and Skirt


The sunny season is right around the corner. That’s exciting news for those of us who have grown accustomed to overcast winter days, but all that sunlight can be a mixed blessing for those with sensitive skin. Outdoor adventuring can be quickly curtailed when you’re preoccupied with protecting yourself from those harmful rays.


Junonia had those sensitive sorts in mind when we designed our ever-popular UV-Ban Nylon collection. This smooth, lightweight fabric offers a 50+ ultraviolet protection factor, the highest level available, making it ideal for summertime strolls. Our cleverly designed zip-off items were crafted with an eye toward adaptability: the sleeves of our UV-Ban Nylon Zip-Off Jacket [pictured] can be easily removed to create a sporty vest, while our Zip-Off Skirt changes from lengths from mid-calf to above-the-knee with the pull of a zipper. That’s four stylish, sun-protective looks from two awesome items!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Junonia mailbag – Introducing our Plus Size Travel Wear section

I was delighted to find some of the outdoor gear I had been searching for in your catalog. I am planning a trip to the Aztec and Mayan antiquities in Mexico, and needed rugged, but cool clothing for the trip. I had tried all of the sources I knew of, and no one featured plus sizes in those types of clothing. Whew! Was I ever frustrated! Then I received a copy of your catalog, and started looking through it, without even a hope of finding the clothing I needed. And, thank you, it was there! Thanks to you, I will be more comfortable on my trip.


– Dianna




Hi Dianna,


It’s always a delight to hear from another happy traveler! I’m so happy to hear that we could get you outfitted for what sounds like an awe-inspiring trip. I also do a lot of traveling, and no matter where I roam, my suitcases are packed to the brim with Junonia gear. I recently returned from a beautiful week in Belize, where I made full use of my favorite swimsuits and outdoor wear.


We know that traveling is a big part of the active lives of many Junonia women. Unfortunately, this is yet another area where plus size women often have trouble finding suitable apparel. We’ve decided to make things easier by launching a new Travel section on our website.


The Travel section is designed to be a one-stop shop for women on the go. Inside, you’ll find everything from easy-going customer favorites like our Hopsack and Packable collections to functional pieces like our UV-Ban Nylon and Travel Elite [pictured] lines. There’s also a fabulous selection of casual swimwear, perfect for trips to the beach or the hotel swimming pool. Take a look today and find out why so many women regard Junonia as their most dependable traveling companion!


Thanks for writing, and keep your comments coming,


Anne Kelly

Founder and Chair

Junonia Ltd.

annekellyfounder@junonia.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Plus size clothing highlight: Roll Edge V-Neck Tee

We’re big believers in wardrobe basics here at Junonia, but our designers always love an opportunity to add a little flair to an otherwise simple style. Case in point: Our Roll Edge collection. These slightly stretchy pieces are crafted in a super-soft, lightweight cotton jersey with just a hint of Spandex, and our exclusive roll edge design gives them an extra dash of texture.

Take a peek at our Roll Edge V-Neck Tee. This was a brand new item in our latest spring catalog, but it’s already emerged as a Junonia best seller. A pretty, double-layered, roll edge neckline highlights a classic v-neck t-shirt – just pull on the neckline for a stylish, rolled look, just right for women who like to combine practicality and pizazz!