SHORTS AND PANTS
This is a note of praise for your Famous Dual-Layer shorts! I ordered two pairs to be used on a trip of my lifetime. I spent eight days rafting down the Colorado River on a 277-mile trip through the Grand Canyon this past August. We lived and camped outdoors the entire eight days on a 37 foot raft and the sandy beach campsites along the river banks. The Colorado River water was only 47 degrees cold and the sun made the air temperature 112 degrees or more every day. We made many explorations, climbing hot rocks into side canyons. We were constantly wet from the Colorado River Rapids and climbing into/out of the large raft.
The Dual-layer shorts were the perfect attire. They provided support, comfort and modesty for all of my varied activities during the trip. They were easy to rinse out in the river during the trip and still looked great after machine washing them at home. They made my trip more pleasurable because I never had to worry about my attire or how my body looked during the activities. I was able to really enjoy the awesome scenery and experiences and I was able to keep up with everyone during the many activities and side trips. Thank you for your wonderful merchandise! Sincerely, Beth
I just completed my first Avon 3-day walk: San Jose to San Francisco. I could not have successfully and comfortably done all the training and the actual walk without the sport clothes I bought from Junonia. I bought 3 pairs of the dual-layer sport shorts. They never rode up or were uncomfortable. The side pockets came in handy. Under those I wore Coolmax briefs. My top was a sport tank with built-in sports bra, all of these purchased online. I was stylin' and comfortable. Thank you so much, Laura
I just wanted to say thank you for making such a great pair of twill pants. I received them a week ago, and I've never seen such high quality in supersize clothing. Excellent, excellent job! I love wearing them, they fit flatteringly, and they'll last a long, long time. In fact, I just ordered two more pairs! – Virginia
I've just received my first order from Junonia and wanted to write and let you know how truly impressed I am! I ordered the twill pants you had on sale and I am thrilled. They fit big and are plenty long enough in the leg (this is rare for me - I'm six feet tall). I had to send back the denim loosefit leggings for a smaller size! I must admit it has been years since I put something on and had it be too big. What a feeling! Pardon me for prattling on. I'm just so excited. I can't wait for the next shipment to arrive. Thank you so much for offering such beautiful clothes.
Most sincerely, Beth
I just wanted to write and let you know how wonderful your products are and how well they stand up to washing and wearing. They feel wonderful! It just dawned on me that I want to reach for your pants and shorts every time I get dressed! – Anita
I have been wearing your straight leg pants for work and I love them. The fit on those pants is excellent, as is the fabric, the best in the women's market by far. No other catalog has any style or fit comparable. – Maria
Thank you for putting real size women in your catalog. As a size 16, I can see what I will actually look like in your clothing. Your models are beautiful, and portray real-life for women who are not a size 6. My husband sent for a few catalogs aimed at my size, and only yours came with honest pictures of ME and stuff I would wear. The rest had clothing that they say will fit me, but I can't even imagine how that clothing on a size 6 would look on a size 16. I am forty years old, and married for twenty years. I am active with aerobics, and am a nurse for a local hospice agency. We have three businesses, and two children. I like to dress comfortably for all occasions. I think I just found the place to do it. Thanks again. Sincerely, Toni
I just wanted to tell you how refreshing it was to get your catalog in the mail and see real plus size women as the models. It drives me crazy when the catalogs come and they are all size 8 models wearing plus size clothing. Thanks, and I will definitely be ordering from your catalog! – Dianne
I had to drop you a note to let you know how much I enjoy receiving your catalog. When I open it and see all those beautiful models who are actually proportioned like me, I can't tell you how delighted I feel. Not only is it affirming to me as a woman, but it's sooo much easier to buy clothes when I know how they're actually going to look on me. (Putting plus-size clothes on a size 5 model is ludicrous. Everything drapes on a stick!) My friends must feel the same, because your catalog is always the first one to be "borrowed." I'm going to hide this one long enough to place an order. Then it can travel along. Thank you, thank you, thank you! – Judi
Thank you for using plus-size models to show off your fashions. That really helps make the ordering process easier since I pretty much know how the clothing will look on MY body. All my best, Peg
Thank you so much for using actual-size models in your catalog. To do otherwise is an insult to plus-size women. You respect us, and that means a lot to a group of women who are so often looked down upon in our anorexia-driven culture. Yours truly, Linnea
I just wanted to take a moment to personally thank you for Junonia and your service to plus size women like myself. I have shopped at Junonia for several years now and will continue to do so for several reasons. I particularly like the way you use plus size women to model plus size clothes. I can tell how the clothing is going to look rather than being insulted by a size 4 model in my 3X styles. Bravo for you! Blessings, Carol
It's shocking, but even now with many plus-size people, almost all clothing is designed for a size 6 and "scaled" up. I've always been overjoyed that all the models are real, large women and not these walking sticks with large clothing pinned up on them. I also love that almost all of the photos show women being active in a sport or outdoors. So many of the catalogs for large clothes seem to just show women sitting or standing somewhere out of the way. Thank you, Ann
Thank you for always using "real" size women on your web and in your catalogs. It's always a shock to see clothes I’ve purchased at other retailers not looking as attractive as I had envisioned because I've been looking at the wrong sized model. It always makes me think, “I know I wear a size 20. Now show me what that REALLY looks like!” Nothing more frustrating in a catalog or on-line shopping experience than when retailers use size 2, 4, or 6 women to sell size 18, 20, or 22 clothing. Kudos for caring. – Juliet
I wish to commend you for using REAL plus-size models in your catalog. As an online buyer, I receive (and order from) many different catalogs, and have noticed that almost all of the ones with plus-size fashions show stick-thin models wearing their products. This is almost laughable, as it's not a realistic representation of how this type of clothing will look on a person (including myself) with larger proportions. Thank you for showing it like it is! – Cynthia
Also, please allow me to congratulate you on not only your standard philosophy of providing active clothes for "above average" women, but also on acknowledging to the fashion world that large women will buy clothes if they appear on women their own size. After all, how do we know how the clothes will look on us if they appear on a size two supermodel? So thanks, from all us fat girls! – Angela
I wish to thank you for your company and the lovely catalog. It is refreshing to see clothes modeled by women who are really the size of the clothing being sold. In the past I have ordered from catalogs where all the models are small and it is hard to get an idea of how things will look on my body. So thank you for being there. And I enjoy reading your thoughts and comments as well. – Ingrid
I love Junonia's quality of fabrics and colors. I am a Junonia shopper and have introduced the store to friends who have also liked many of the lines. – Diane
I am always pleased with your products and have been ordering from you for several years now. I have four outdoor jackets/shells, swimwear and some skirts that have stood the test of time and still get a lot of wear... and compliments! That's a testament to the quality of your product. If I ever do need to return or exchange an item, you make it quick and easy with the preprinted return label. – Heidi
I absolutely love Junonia! The quality is excellent, the fabrics are great and I love that the styles are geared for us large women (4x). – Debbie
You make clothes that last and look good, for large women to do stuff they say we can't! – Erin
Your company rocks! I get asked at the gym, “Where did you get that?” I have already told several people about your company. Delicious clothes and delicious service at Junonia.com. – Sherri
Wow! I was cautious about ordering because in the past my experience with other plus size companies was not good. My Junonia order was sent on time. It arrived undamaged and it is the most wonderful fit and quality! It feels good to have well-made clothes that are stylish yet perfect for my lifestyle. Thank you for having made my holiday fun. Keep up the great job. – Gloria
I got another Double Scoop Bra, item #149399, and I just want to tell you again how much I like it. It truly is the most comfortable bra I've ever worn. (And given that I've had 40 years experience with bras, that's quite a statement.) Yours truly, Linnea
I just purchased my second Junonia bra and I am in heaven. Having a very heavy chest has been a problem for me for many years. The pressure on my back and shoulders has resulted in constant, severe pain. Lately, I had been entertaining the thought of having breast reduction surgery until I received your catalog in the mail. I decided to take a chance and order the bra. It was the best decision I have ever made! The back and shoulder pain disappeared within a day or two. Even my sciatica has improved. I'm walking straighter. I can run, jump and dance for the first time in at least 20 years. I plan to order more in the future since I am now wearing it every day.
Regular bras just don't compare. And best of all, I look like I've lost at least 10 pounds. My clothes are fitting better. How can I say thank you? Please know that you've made a Junoesque woman extremely happy and you've won a customer for life! God bless, Jackie
I am a large woman who has purchased underwear everywhere and I have never found anything that I can wear comfortably. I ordered the under bike short from you and I finally feel like I have some coverage and comfort. The quality is the best. At Junonia, I know that I will get what I pay for and more. – Linda
JUNONIA ACTIVE WEAR
I am very thankful for Junonia. I started biking last year and without your store, I would not have been able to do it with the right gear. – Stacy
I just wanted to say thank you for offering such amazing, quality active wear. The QuikWik® leggings are fabulous and have been my savior. I wore my first pair for almost a year, at least three times a week when working out. I was pleasantly surprised at how long they lasted, but I noticed just before Christmas that the seam had finally ripped. So for a short time I was forced to wear non-Junonia pants while working out at the club. It only took two days before I had a miserable friction rash. It was either give up cardio or get some new leggings. Thankfully I received two new pair of the QuikWik® leggings for Christmas and I am pushing myself even harder at the gym. I've branched out to try other Junonia items: a swim suit, several different tops, yoga pants, etc. I have not been disappointed. I pass out my catalogs left and right to friends, and I'll continue to be an advocate for Junonia as long as you keep it going. Best wishes, Amy
I signed up for my first triathlon this year and was really nervous about what to wear. After searching at all of the local sportswear shops and a few of the online tri shops I couldn't find anything in my size. A friend referred me to your website, and I just received the Aquatard in the mail this week. It fits great, and I'm so excited to use it at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Tri for the Cure in three weeks. Thanks for recognizing that no matter our size, there's an athlete in all of us! – Nicole
I received a catalog from your company last week. I am a larger than average lady who is a golfer and who likes good quality clothes for active larger ladies. I ordered four of your t-shirts on Monday, and they surprisingly arrived today, Wednesday. I have never seen better quality in a t-shirt. I am so far very impressed. – Ileen
Over the past few years, I have been becoming more active. As such, I've been looking for clothing that will fit both me and my new active lifestyle. Junonia is the only company that truly offers both incredible sizing and appropriate styles/fabrics for active lifestyles. I can't overstate how much I value your products. I recently walked a half marathon clothed head to toe in Junonia items. Many times while training and while talking about the race, other plus sized women asked about my clothing - what kind you needed, where you could get clothes in our sizes for these activities, et cetera. I have been a walking Junonia advertisement! – Lani
I recently placed an order for several hundred dollars of tennis clothes. They are my all time favorite! – Robin
Thank you for FINALLY providing quality sportswear for larger sizes. I'm never on a hiking trail without your wonderful dual layer shorts! – Lisa
I just wanted to tell you how pleased I was with my recent, and first, order from Junonia. The fit, the style and the quality are all that your catalog describes. I must admit, I've received your catalog in the past, but never really bothered to look at it carefully. However, we're going on a cruise and I needed to spruce up my wardrobe, so I figured I'd take a chance. Boy, am I glad I did! I'm sure I'll be a regular customer for quite some time. Thanks again. Sincerely, Karen
I really like each of the seven pieces I ordered and have already marked your website as one of my favorites. I can't wait for my annual bonus payment! – Elke
I have not found another company which consistently puts the length on all tops in the description. Since I do not care for myself in the more cropped tops, I usually avoid buying anything which does not state the length. I appreciate the quality of all your items. I know that when my items arrive, I will be presented with substantial, quality, long wearing clothing that is colorful and anything but "old fat lady" clothes! You appreciate the fact that we still have a zest for life, regardless of size.
Also, Anne Kelly’s personal involvement is very nice. I always feel that someone is on top of things at Junonia and staying involved to insure that Junonia represents exactly what you envision. I never feel disrespected or taken for granted or looked down upon due to my plus size. For myself and on behalf of many other women, I thank you for Junonia and for your unique vision in serving the needs of the active, very alive, and tasteful women who are your loyal customers. Blessings to you, your family, and Junonia, Carol
I just wanted to say thank you for offering a product line that supports larger women in an active lifestyle. The products I've ordered from you in the past have been excellent in quality and fit and as I'm pondering my next selection, I had to write. I've been plus-sized since age 18 (I'm now 34). I've watched as larger clothing has moved from polyester tents to the myriad options available now. Designers are finally understanding that just because a woman is overweight, her sense of style and self-esteem are not necessarily impaired.
The Junonia selection appeals to me because of the quality of your fabrics and the style options that are designed for a fuller figure, not just the same shape as "normal" clothes with added inches everywhere.
At this point in my life, I'm about to undertake an adventure: taking advantage of a company layoff to sell my house, buy an RV, and spend a couple years traveling through North America. My work wardrobe needs to be replaced by one for hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, and simply enjoying the outdoors. I had gained weight during years of working in a cubicle, and one of my goals is to be more active and improve my health while I travel. Your clothes will make it possible for me to do that without being self-conscious of my current size, and in the modern fabrics that will keep me comfortable and supported. It will take me a couple of days to figure out how to best spend my modest clothing budget on new shorts, shirts, capris, and undergarments from Junonia, but I'm already looking forward to how confident I'll feel doing something good for my body, dressed in a way that looks good on me. Thank you, Kristen
I have had a tough time finding sports clothes in Canada. Even in my home city of Toronto, I am made to feel like a pariah for being a plus size. Until my husband found your site, I had to purchase menswear for my winter and gym gear and endure far too long sleeves, huge jackets, inadequate pants and boring colours. The pervasive attitude among sports clothes manufacturers is that women who are larger than size 14 do not engage in physical activity. They need to wake up! Thank you for catering to a much under-serviced market. I love my purchases! Silvie
I have always loved clothes and shoes, but there was just such a limited selection in my size (I wear a size 12 shoe). Your clothes fit like the clothes my grandmother made just for me. I wanted to let you know these clothes are helping people, and you should be proud. So smile – I love you guys, and I'm sure there are lots and lots of people out there just like me. – Melinda
I love your clothes because of the fit and how well made they are - they really do take a beating and come out looking good! – Andrea
I love Junonia. I have several items and the apparel is so worth the price. No wonder your company succeeds. Customer service really is everything, and Junonia’s style of personal customer service will bring me back time and time again. – Lorrie
Your service is top-notch. I had to return an item, exchange an item and call to change a size on an online order, and every incident was handled by friendly, efficient women who took care of everything. – Sharon
I enjoy and appreciate the variety of beautiful clothes that you offer for those of us that are plus-sized. I especially appreciate the fact that the majority of your clothes are natural fibers like wool, cotton, silk, linen and rayon. It has been a challenge to find clothiers in Canada that offer stylish clothing in plus sizes without also having to be concerned about the fabrication of the clothing. So Junonia for me has been a godsend, not only for style and fabrication but also for affordability. – Jo-Anne
Your service and personal attention to my problem was wonderful. You have made me a Junonia customer again. I know I can rely on your company to give me good service. Thank you for all you did. – Judy
This is my first order from Junonia. I'm pleasantly surprised by the customer service and how easy and convenient you make it for the customers to return items or exchange them. I love your policy and how easy it is to just bag it up and hand it back to the UPS delivery guy! Kudos for you guys! I will definitely be recommending you guys to many family and friends. I loved seeing how you love feedback and that I can just "go ahead and email you." That really shows me you truly care! Again, high fives for a great job! I will be calling my sisters and mother in a few minutes to recommend. – Sherrie
I had spent YEARS looking through numerous stores only to be disappointed, or to buy something that never fit quite right. After I received my first order I was shocked that the clothes fit so well and supported all the right places.
I really love the way the clothes are cut for us "healthy" women (to quote my boyfriend) not just cut bigger. There is a huge difference. – Melinda
JUNONIA TRAVEL WEAR
Thank you for FINALLY providing quality sportswear for larger sizes. I'm never on a hiking trail without your wonderful dual layer shorts! – Lisa