A Plus-Size Model Shares The Gym And Office Kit She’s Lovin’ Right Now

by | Jul 29, 2019 | Style

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.

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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.

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“We want to represent our country as well as body positivity among women of all ages. It’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.


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Dancing like our lives depend on it. Old but not cold? From 32 to 55 years old… Representing South Africa in Amsterdam?

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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 and at the gym, I just love plus-size Nike Epic Lux Plus tights. They fit high enough for all my jiggly bits to be kept at bay and have enough space in 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


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I don’t just dance… I perform! Loving every inch of myself to the moon and back with @donnagirlsa

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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.

Bathobile dress

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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