Thursday, August 27, 2009

Plus size fall clothing makes for an easy autumn

Summer into autumn is one of the more labor-intensive seasonal transitions here in the northlands. Raking the leaves, back-to-school shopping, frost-proofing the garden there are a lot of things that need to be done before the mercury starts to really drop. With all of those tasks to keep track of, it is nice to have a wardrobe that is more a part of the solution than the problem.

That is where Junonia customers are in luck. We offer dozens of cool weather styles that make the transition an early autumn breeze. Our mid-weight French Knit styles, for instance, provide easy-going comfort for chilly mornings in the softest fabric we have ever offered. Our best-selling Super Jersey pieces offer classic casual styles in a heavier fabric that is perfect for autumn strolls.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Plus Size Business Casual clothing is an office essential

The working world has changed a lot in the past decade or so. Not so long ago, upscale apparel was the standard for most offices. No one would have even thought of showing up for work in denim or sneakers. The Business Casual concept went a long way toward changing people's estimation of appropriate work wear, and we at Junonia think that's pretty keen.

We still maintain some standards, of course. You won't been seeing t-shirts and torn jeans in the Junonia office any time soon, but we do believe that a comfortable workplace is often a more efficient one. That's why we offer a great range of eye-catching apparel that's equally appropriate for weekend and weekday wear. Try pairing one of our beautiful batik tops with our customer-favorite twill pants, or try a lovely long skirt with a cardigan for cooler days.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Junonia Mailbag: New pants in fan favorite fabrics

Dear Anne,

I love your clothing - I have bought several pieces.  I would like for you to make a pant in the stretch poplin.  You had capris this summer but no pants.  I am looking for a light weight cotton/spandex blend or a nylon/spandex in a pant.  I have found it in shorts and capris but not pants. 

Thank you,

D'Ann 

 

Dear D’Ann,

I’m so glad you wrote.  Please look for style 379097. It is a full-length pant in a crisp and durable stretch microfiber. The combination of 48% cotton, 45% nylon and 7% spandex gives you a garment that holds it's shape and is comfortable.

Pair this pant which is available in black or cobblestone with the matching jacket 379096 for a casual suit that you will enjoy wearing for many occasions. 

Enjoy shopping, and keep those suggestions coming!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Right Plus Size Swimsuit Makes All the Difference: Advice for Taking the Plunge


Hi again -

I know I have sent you several emails, but I just wanted to tell you about my latest order.  I ordered a swimsuit on Monday, it arrived Tuesday (free standard shipping!) and I swam in it yesterday.  I can not even describe what it is like to finally put on a swimsuit that feels good and makes me feel like I deserve to be in the pool.  Thank you once again for making such great clothes that actually fit and are very functional, besides looking great. Have a fabulous day -Lisa

Easy Elegance Swim Dress


Wow!  As I told Lisa, she made our day here at Junonia.  This is the reason we are in business, to design great products that make plus size women feel wonderful.  With stellar customer service to boot! 


It’s not always easy getting into the pool if you don’t love every curve in your body, but it’s our job to be your partner.  We truly want you to “Embrace your active life.”  That means we design and manufacture to our exclusive size specifications, high-quality, long-lasting, well-fitting swimwear that feels so good, you’ll look forward to that next aqua class. 


I’ve been swimming a lot in the last year, trying to get to the pool nearly every day.  I can tell you I don’t always feel like going.  But I can also tell you there hasn’t been a single time that I wasn’t happy I went and felt better after.  (There were even a few days when I cajoled myself out the door, telling myself I only had to sit in the hot tub.  I always ended up doing at least a little workout once I got there!)


If your great new swim suit from Junonia helps you get to the pool, we all here at Junonia are cheering you on!  Everytime you get in the pool, you make our day!


Check out the entire Junonia collection at http://www.junonia.com//swimwear 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Finding your fit is easier than ever with the new Junonia catalog

In the world of plus size clothing, providing a perfect fit is of utmost importance. That can be a challenge for a catalog and online company like Junonia, where we don’t have changing rooms and mannequins to let customers know exactly how their new clothes are going to fit.

Obviously, you want your business casual clothes to fit differently than your lounge wear or your swimsuits. That’s why we’ve recently revamped our sizing system to give shoppers a clear indication of each garment’s specific fit. Let’s walk through our three- easy-to-use designations.

SHAPED – The shaped fit is close to the body in high-stretch fabrics. Example: Swimsuits.

CLASSIC – The classic fit is less close to the body, and allows a moderate amount of room between the body and the garment. Example: Zip-front pants with partial elastic waistbands.

RELAXED – The relaxed fit is the loosest fit we offer, with ample room between the body and the garment. Example: Pants with full elastic waistbands.

Check out our new Fall catalog to see these sizes in action, and look for site-wide implementation coming soon!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Plus size shirt and tank sets make coordination a snap

Who hasn’t had the experience of staring into the closet on a groggy morning, trying to decide which items to wear together? At times like those, choosing a perfect pairing seems like a task on par with summiting Everest or writing the great American novel.


Why not let Junonia do a little bit of the work for you with one of our customer favorite shirt-and-tank sets? These matches-made-in-Heaven are ideal for office or casual wear and include both a classic button-front shirt and a versatile tank top with matching trim.


Great worn together or separately, these sets come in two stellar new styles for the Fall season. Our Swiss Dot Blouse and Tank Set features fun, textured dot detailing, while our Broadcloth Mandarin Shirt and Tank Set is a collarless classic in one of most popular fabrics. Either way, you’re adding some versatile pieces to your business casual wardrobe and subtracting one of the day’s most difficult decisions. It’s a win-win situation if ever there was one!