2009 AlwaysForMe– Plus size ACTIVE WEAR Collections
The start of the New Year is usually the time to make resolutions – come true – like upping your fitness regiment . In recognition of all the plus size women who are committed to health at any size (and to those who just want to be comfortable in their down time), leading online retailer of plus size fashion, AlwaysForMe.com
, reveals their 2009 plus size active wear
line that mirrors the hottest trends in athletic apparel and work out wear.
One of the hottest trends the designers at AlwaysForMe are seeing in 2009 --not only in active wear sized 16W-26W, but in plus size lingerie, plus size cover ups and sun dresses, and plus size swimwear -- is multi-functionality.
EXERCISE TO EVERYDAY
This trend toward workout apparel that moves effortlessly from exercise to everyday has transformed plus size workout clothing
into fashionable, everyday comfort wear. A great example of this trend is seen in the latest 2009 plus size styles from active leader Danskin
. 2009 sees Danskin move beyond workout wardrobe basics into more fashionable everyday wear. Take for example, their new wide leg flare pant (Style #3093)
in sizes 1X-4X. Not only does this pant work equally as well on the exercise treadmill as for everyday running around, but it answers a myriad of plus size concerns. It offers a roomy pant leg and wide comfortable waistband that together offer enhanced freedom of movement.
Another great plus size pant that can take you from work to workout is a true Danskin classic, updated for 2009: the boot leg yoga pant
in plus sizes (Style #3687). This plus size wardrobe basic in black is made with Danskin’s signature fabric, Supplex®, that is world renowned for its superior fit and performance.
The trend for more plus size fashion forward and multi-purpose active wear is not held to pants alone. AlwaysForMe
is offering one of the hottest tees of the season on their website right now. It is Style #3016, a number that plus size buyers will know by heart before long since this is a buy-in-all-colors-and-reorder top. Taking advantage of the fresh color trend, this princess seamed, short sleeve and v-necked tee is extremely flattering in black, white and pink. Pair the pink with the grey fleece pants and you have an instant on-trend outfit for working out or going out with family and friends.COMFORT
You might think that comfort is a given in active wear, but looking good as well as feeling good in your plus size workout gear is really a matter of design, construction and materials. The active wear you will find on the . AlwaysForMe
website is top quality and made especially for the plus size woman. That’s why it lasts longer and is more figure flattering than a pair of sweats you may be tempted to pick up at the local mass merchandiser.
The two most dominant fabrics in plus size workout gear are Lycra Spandex and Cotton Lycra. Lycra Spandex is a synthetic (or manmade) fiber known for its elasticity. Lycra, a similar fabric manufactured by DuPont, has become a generic term to describe any type of Spandex. Some of the features of Lycra Spandex include the fact that it: can be stretched up to 500% and still recover its shape, is lightweight, supple, resistant to body oils and perspiration, is free from static or pilling, and extremely comfortable. Cotton Lycra is a blended fabric that combines the stretchability and hold of Lycra with the comfort and breathability of lightweight, yet durable, cotton.Construction
is equally as important as the fabric the garment is made of. Plus size construction must be designed to contour and shape while at the same time offering coverage, support, flexibility and comfortable fit for the woman sized 16W-26W. “At AlwaysForMe.com we take the construction of any garment we sell very seriously. The plus size manufacturers that we carry understand the specific needs of the plus size body and construct their pieces accordingly. It is our job to road test each product to insure that our customers are going to be happy and confident in the active wear
they purchase from our site”, Reports Always For Me Inc. founder, Susan K Barone.
A great example of superior construction designed specifically for the plus size figure is the Enell Sports Bra
(Style #100). The exclusive patented design of the ENELL Sports Bra features wide, non-stretch straps for added bust support while preventing shoulder discomfort. The high neckline offers full coverage and the full back, with cross straps, provides superior support and comfort. For the utmost in ease, the ENELL Bra has convenient front hook-and-eye closure and a clean-finish lining to prevent discomfort and chafing.
Another example of well constructed plus size workout apparel is the widely known women’s bike short
from A Big Attitude (Style #9557A). This is the plus size bicycle short made popular by the hit television show, “The Biggest Loser”. These shorts were specifically selected for their plus size, never-ride-up construction and for their versatility for use in any exercise.
And talk about construction! The Cellulite Smoother plus size bike shorts
also from A Big Attitude
(Style #4445) are known by customers more as miracle workers than work out gear. With special flat lock stitching these shorts shrink wrap the butt, thighs and tummy with comfort. They smooth and lift like no other. In fact, AlwaysForMe.com reports that customers wear these plus size bike shorts as under garments for a seamless look with skirts and pants!Comfort and breathablity
are key in active wear for today’s plus size woman. When you’re actively exercising – whether its on the treadmill, golf course and chasing a two-year old -- you want to be able to move without constraint and not have to worry about chafing or irritation. More patented ingenuity can be found in the active wear bottoms that offer the Coolmax® gusset like Danskins Plus Size Capri pant (Style #3451) and Danskin plus size bike short (Style #4521). This gusset adds extra room in the crotch area that allows for better comfort and better air flow.Moisture wicking
is something else to look for in 2009’s plus size active wear styles. It uses specially made synthetic fabrics to quickly draw sweat and moisture away from your body to evaporate rather than cling. You can see moisture wicking at work in Style #3556, Danskin’s plus size racer back tank top
designed to draw moisture away from the body to keep the active plus size woman dry and comfortable.
2009 promises to be a great year for making all your resolutions come true. And with the myriad of choices in today’s plus size active wear market there’s no reason not to start today! Log on to www.AlwaysForMe.com and activate your workout wardrobe. Take advantage of 2009 new styles.