Jofit Apparel Review

This is actually the second part of a two part review. During Spring Fashion Week ’09 we had the pleasure of speaking with a hilarious woman named Joanne who is the creator of an amazing women’s athletic apparel company called Jofit. If you had the chance to read the interview you will remember Joanne by her now famous phrase “armpit butt.” For those who don’t remember I will explain more about that a little later. First let me give you a little background into Jofit.

“Jofit was developed for female athletes by a female athlete. Style, comfort, color, fit and function make Jofit wearable on and off the course, gym and tennis courts.

Jofit founder Joanne Cloak launched the initial Golf line and found that other female athletes were also searching for the Jofit “fit”. As Jofit grows, our apparel continues to support the athlete in the female as well as the female in the athlete. Jofit slims, lengthens, flatters and performs.

Jofit is true to the sport. Our top garments are longer for a full swing and our bottom garments are fit for comfort and movement with a slimming style. Our fit is generous enough to be comfortable while fitted enough to be flattering.”

After my interview with Joanne I could not wait to try out the clothes. The day finally came and the package arrived, and all I can say is that it was absolutely worth the wait. Inside were three tops, a skort, and a jacket each one nicer then the next. Everything looked so great I didn’t know where to start. The first item I unwrapped was a black vest with a green and pink argyle print. If you have read any of my previous reviews you will know that I LOVE argyle. The material is cotton and spandex and feels like a sweater vest, perfect for the winter months. Since I live in Florida we don’t really have winter months I went a little nontraditional and instead of putting a long sleeved polo underneath I tried both a short sleeved polo and just a simple tank, both worked wonderfully. The bottom of the vest is fitted and has a slight vertical stripe patten and the top is a bit looser fitting. Because of the fit and design this top is extremely flattering and gives the appearance of a slim, tight, waistline. This is the kind of top that looks great on the course, but looks just a hot with a pair of jeans or slacks.

The next two items were a black mock neck jersey and a lime green sleeveless mock top. The first top is black with a white strip on the left and right sides. During the interview Joanne explained how her tops were created to make you look toned and sleek and wow was she right. The way she designed the sleeves, the placement of the stripes, and the moisture wick material transforms your body from flab to fab. Now don’t get me wrong it’s not a miracle worker but it really does make you look more fit and athletic. Not only does the shirt look great but it feels great too. It is so comfortable, and just like Joanne said, the tops are a little longer so you can complete a swing and your shirt will be in the same place it started with no extra tummy showing, and no need to readjust.
The lime green sleeveless mock has a similar slimming effect, except instead of toning your arms it sucks in the waist. This is also where we get into the “armpit butt” issue. For a refresher “armpit butt” is the extra skin that hangs over your bra and then hangs out the extra large hole most sleeveless shirts have. Well say goodbye to that because these sleeveless mocks are cut a little higher in the armpit and the sleeves go a little longer over the shoulders so there are no extra surprises hanging out. Because the fabric breathes so well and is so lightweight the closer fit on the arms is not tight or uncomfortable at all in fact it is actually the complete opposite.

The last two items we received were a black skort and a black jacket. For me the skort was perfect. I have nothing against skorts that zip up, I own several and they are great but there is something about an elastic waistband that I just love. I used to think elastic waists were for maternity wear but then I realized that they just fit better. I have found a lot of times with a zip up skort that it never stays in place, it always seems to ride up my hips and then I am constantly yanking it down. With an elastic waist the skort stays in place all day long. Not only did I love the fit of these bottoms but I really liked the look too. It was solid black with white stitching for some added design and color. Once again Jofit comes through with their innovative cuts and fits, because just like the tops this skort is incredibly flattering to your girlish figure. I also liked the length, it’s a good modest length where you can show a little leg without worrying about showing anything else…if you know what I mean (wink wink). The final item was a black jacket with grey ribbing. Lucky for me we had a few chilly mornings here in Florida where I actually needed a jacket for the course and this worked out perfectly. The jacket is lightweight which is perfect for our cold 40 degree mornings. The best feature of this item is the two-way zipper. If you don’t like to feel constricted around your waist when taking a big swing you don’t have to with this jacket, just move the bottom zipper up for your swing and then bring it back down when you are ready.

I have reviewed several different clothing lines and each one has something wonderful to offer, but I would have to say so far of everything I have tested Jofit by far makes the best tops. The great patterns, slimming fits, and comfortable fabrics make these tops number one in my book. I did not find a negative thing about any of the items received, the tops the bottoms, the jacket they were all wonderful. Everything is true to size and no matter what size you are 0-16 you will look great in Jofit. One of the most attractive things to me about this line of clothing is the price point. With an average price of $50-$75 per item it is right on target if not cheaper than other companies in the golf apparel industry. For quality, comfort, and style like this I believe Jofit is worth every penny. On a side note Jofit not only makes incredible golf apparel they are also coming out with a tennis and fitness line. To see all their great clothing you can go to their website at Jofit, I truly believe you will love what you see.

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