Comfort Zone Crisis: Jockey study reveals women are stuck in a rut

Seize the Day in Skimmies® challenge with stylist and fashion icon, Rachel Zoe, urges women across America to expand their comfort zone with Skimmies® slipshorts 

KENOSHA, Wis. (May 27, 2014) – Women across America have gotten a little too comfortable- at least when it comes to their fashion choices.  A recent survey conducted online among over 1,000 U.S. women (ages 18+) by Harris Poll on behalf of Jockey International, Inc. in April 2014, revealed a comfort zone crisis where fashion choices have gone stale with 65 percent of women stating they have one or two main go-to outfits they wear often. Findings also showed that “comfort is queen,” with a whopping 81 percent saying they pick comfort over fashion when getting dressed. At Jockey, comfort and fashion aren’t mutually exclusive. So, the iconic apparel brand today announced the launch of Seize the Day in Skimmies® challenge with stylist and fashion icon, Rachel Zoe.

For the next four weeks on Jockey’s Facebook page, Jockey and Rachel Zoe are challenging the women of America to Seize the Day in Skimmies® and expand their fashion comfort zones with a series of fun and fashionable daily challenges. Every day from May 27 – June 20 women will be presented with a new challenge, some directly from Rachel Zoe herself, such as:

  • Confront a fashion fear: wear a style you have always been afraid of and share in that picture or video.
  • Put on your favorite spring skirt or dress and then twirl!
  • Make someone’s day: share a picture or video of you giving a compliment to a stranger.

Women will be asked to upload a video or picture of them doing the daily challenge with the hashtag #SkimmiesPromo. Everyone who participates gets a chance to win a free pair of Skimmies slipshorts and other great prizes. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 towards the trip of a lifetime; a style consultation with Rachel Zoe Studio via Skype; $1,000 towards a shopping spree; an autographed copy of Rachel Zoe’s new book Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour; and a year’s supply of Skimmies slipshorts.

“Skimmies slipshorts provide seamless modesty so women can comfortably wear skirts and dresses anytime, anywhere,” said Dustin Cohn, chief marketing officer at Jockey. “This program is a great way for Jockey to engage with women and demonstrate that fashion and comfort can go hand-in-hand.”

Skimmies slipshorts are a whole new kind of underwear that smooth like a slip and cover like shorts. In Skimmies slipshorts, comfort extends to skirts, dresses, almost anything; they are a must-have accessory that helps to expand your wardrobe options — and your fashion comfort zone. With Skimmies slipshorts, you can say goodbye to panty lines; chaffing and over-exposure; and get lightweight, non-constricting coverage – great for the days unexpected adventures. They give women the freedom to unlock their wardrobe’s potential and wear whatever they want, whenever they want.

“When you’re comfortable in your look, it’s impossible not to exude confidence,” said Rachel Zoe. “Jockey’s Skimmies slipshorts are a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe; they are seamless under flowy skirts, dresses, even trousers. I can’t wait to see what women submit and how they seize the day.”

 The Comfort Zone Crisis

Fashion vs Comfort

  • More than half of women (52%) have trouble finding an outfit that is fashionable and comfortable
  • About half (49%) of women want to be more active at a moment’s notice when wearing a skirt/dress

Women are stuck in a rut…

  • About half (48%) of women feel they are stuck in a rut with their every day routine
  • Nearly three-fifths (57%) of women with kids in the household are more likely to feel they are stuck in a rut with their everyday routine than  women without kids in the household (44%)

And want to break out of it

  • More than half (56%) wish they could find tips or solutions to expand their comfort zone when it comes to their wardrobe
  • 60% look for inspiration to help break through their daily routines

No purchase necessary. Promotions runs May 27 – June 20. For official rules and more information, please visit Jockey’s Facebook page.

Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Jockey International Inc. from April 7-9, 2014 among 1,062 adult women ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Faith Borland at faith@pdcpr.net.

About Jockey International, Inc.

Founded in 1876 Jockey International, Inc. is a privately held company with headquarters in Kenosha, Wis. Today, Jockey apparel products are sold in major department and specialty stores in more than 140 countries around the world. Jockey is committed to quality, comfort, fashion and innovation. As Jockey grows, the simple commitment to serve our consumers’ needs continues to be our company’s hallmark. Need more Jockey in your life? Shop us at Jockey.com, call us at 1-800-JOCKEY-1, visit our blog, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

About Rachel Zoe

Having immersed herself in fashion and design for over two decades, Rachel Zoe has been heralded as one of the most influential forces working in the industry today. Through her work as a stylist, her eponymous contemporary collection, her digital media division, which includes the online style destination, The Zoe Report, and many entrepreneurial endeavors, Rachel has made her own brand of everyday glamour accessible to all. Rachel has authored two New York Times Best Selling books including Style A to Zoe in 2007, and most recently, Living In Style, which was released in March 2014. Rachel lives in Los Angeles with her husband Rodger, and their sons, Skyler Morrison and Kaius Jagger.

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