You’ll always see in our product descriptions a little something about the fabric used for our products. These days, plush and fleece seem to be all the rage. What exactly is the difference, you wonder?
Let’s first look at how they are alike (just like your homework in 4th Grade!). Both plush and fleece fabric are typically made from 100% polyester. They are both quite warm and soft. In terms of care, the garments are washed the same way and both dry pretty quickly.
The main difference between plush and fleece is the softness. If you put fabric on a softness scale, cotton would be about a 5; fleece would be a 7; and plush would be a 9.5. Fleece pants and footie pajamas are soft, no doubt. Quite cozy too, as we can say from experience. Plush pants and robes, on the other hand are really, super duper, uber soft.
The actual fibers on plush are longer- think about stuffed animals, where a fleece tends to have shorter fibers. Both are great for the cold and are cozy- one is just a little more luxurious to the touch!
As Internet shoppers ourselves, we know that getting the sizing right can be tough. You’ll often see the term ‘Junior Cut’ in the description of our Women’s products. This can be a real source of confusion, so we’ll straighten it out for you! Picture yourself in a department store and put yourself in the Junior section. Yep- where the music is a bit more recent and louder!
An item described as ‘Junior Cut’ tends to be narrrower and shorter than a Women’s size. They are also designed to be more snug-fitting. They typically do not fit a very curvy figure- if you are a pear-shape or have a fuller top, the fit is not likely to work on your body. We have heard from some customers with a curvy body that Junior Cut items fit like a child’s shirt or bottom. A junior size is cut to fit a body with fewer curves, smaller bust and less size difference between waist and hips.
A size small item that is Junior Cut would fit a Juniors (not ladies) 3-5; a medium is roughly a 7-9; a large would be about an 11-13. Note that the numbering is even different from a Missy Cut.