Plus-size women face daily criticism and assumptions about their bodies, their lifestyles and their health, from internet doctors telling them to drop the kilos to trolls hurling insults. Yup, being plus-sized and visible is not always easy. But Janice Erasmus, a 32-year-old model from Cape Town, is totally flipping these stereotypes on their head.
A model and dancer, Janice and her dance crew of woman aged 35 to 60 have competed in various dance competitions around South Africa and placed tenth in The Federation of International Sports, Aerobics and Fitness International World Fitness & Hip Hop Unite Championships.
“We want to represent our country as well as body positivity among women of all ages. Itâ€™s been an important experience in my life as I’ve realised that, regardless of shape or size, I can still dance and take part in competitions. I take the stage with pride as a plus-size model, dancer and mother,” she explains.
From the dance floor to the studio to the office, Janice is always serving looks. Here, some of her picks to take you from sweaty to stylin’.
From the gym…
Not sure what we ever wore before black tights! Being active at work andÂ at the gym, I just love plus-size Nike Epic Lux Plus tights. They fit highÂ enough for all my jiggly bits to be kept at bay and have enough space inÂ the calf section, which is really amazing.
Women’s Running Tights
The Nike Swoosh French Terry Dress makes me so excited. Everyone loves an overgrown hoodie and this hoodie/dress is perfect for any chilled workout day.
Women’s French Terry Dress
We all need a good sports bra. This one offers medium support, which makes it perfect for dancing or when I’m getting my cardio in on the elliptical.
Women’s Swoosh Medium-Support Sports Bra
To the office
This gorgeous yellow dress will definitely set you apart from the crowd. The cinched waist flatters all body shapes by enhancing your lovely curves.
Who doesn’t love a little black dress? This velour one is simply timeless and suits any occasion.
Velour Pleated Dress
With the right heels, a girl can conquer the world. Pair these block-heeled boots with the valour dress to give you a total boss-babe vibe.
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