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Big Beautiful
Beach Babes!

From Radiance Summer 1998

Big Beautiful Beach Babes




Swimsuit Companies

Although Love Your PEACHES CLOTHING COMPANY was created just a year ago, designer and owner Janelle Bonlie (the "peach on the beach"!) has worked in the plus-size fashion industry for more than ten years.

"Have it your way!" says Bonlie of her new two-piece swimwear collection featured in this issue! Like her clothing line, LYP swimsuits are all about options. Tops and bottoms are ordered separately so you can mix and match styles, sizes, and colors to your heart’s content! The fabrics are divided into two price categories: metallic and nonmetallic. The price of your suit will vary depending on the fabric or combination you choose. Prices range from $60 to $125 per set. Sizes range from 1X–6X (custom sizing is available).

LYP also carries a complete line of clothing, from catsuits and tops to dresses and clubwear, all with a fun, sexy feel. Her designs are available through mail order and from her online catalog (www.lypeaches.com). For a free color catalog, call toll-free 888-274-7499 (U.S. and Canada) or e-mail janelle@lypeaches.com. Write to LYP at 5421 11th St. NE #109, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6M4, Canada.

Since 1971, H2O WeAR has been manufacturing chlorine-resistant swimwear in Wilton, New Hampshire. Our company began as a manufacturer of performance suits for swim teams. It has traditionally been a challenge for full-figured women who enjoying swimming to find swimwear that looks good and performs well. Stylish suits were not chlorine-resistant and often were not comfortable or would not stay in place during workouts. Performance suits tended to be less conservatively cut, lacked support, and were usually available only in smaller sizes.

WaterWear suits combine elements of style and performance so that women can be confident when swimming laps or participating in a water exercise class. Our fabric is an all-way-stretch blend of nylon and chlorine-resistant Lycra. We offer classic styles: tanks, skirted suits, and two-piece suits that look like one-piece tanks, body suits, shorts, and tights. Most of our full-figure suits are available up to a size 28. (Ed. note: Women size 30/32 have been comfortable in WaterWear’s largest size suits, so give them a try!) Prices range from $39 to $75. Many of our suits are available in long-torso lengths and back-lined. You can purchase our suits through our company’s catalog. Our customer service staff is located at the factory, and has terrific product knowledge. For a free catalog and fabric swatch, call 888-321-7848, fax 603-654-6426, e-mail h2owear@aol.com, or write WaterWear, P.O. Box 687, Wilton, NH 03086.

The Junonia catalog, dedicated to the active lives of women size 14 and up, offers a fresh mix of active and casual clothes, including Danskin Plus, Gilda Marx, and Champion Woman. Junonia also designs and manufactures many of its own unique styles, including the swimsuits shown in this issue. New as of June 1 are swimsuits up to size 5 (34–36). "We were getting many requests in for suits in larger sizes, but we couldn’t find the right bra cup. Finally, we had cups molded just for us. We’re very excited about this," says company founder and president Anne Kelly.

For a free catalog, call 800-JUNONIA (or 612-647-9100) or visit their Web site at www.junonia.com.


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