How to Dress for Your Body Shape

How to dress for your body shape

I remember reading Cosmo as a teenager, and trying to figure out what shape my body was. Was I a pear? A column? An hourglass? I’m definitely not an apple, my legs are too big and my boobs are enormous. I never quite fit in the definition of any of those shapes, so the “how to dress for your body shape” guides were never all that helpful. As a plus size woman, I found them even less helpful – I’m big in this bit, even bigger in that bit and small in that bit. I decided that I was peanut shaped – sort of hour glass but with more lumps and bumps. How do you figure out what shape you are? I get asked to write guides about dressing for your body shape all the time, so here it is – a really easy guide to figure out what you should wear depending on your shape. View Post

My Active Body

New Zealand plus size blogger Meagan Kerr wears Sonsee Power Long Sleeve Tee and Rainbeau Curves Veronica Print Capris

When I look at the models in activewear ads, I never see bodies like mine. The fat, lumpy bodies with rolls and big thighs and tummies. My body is the kind of body that’s shown as a “before picture”, not as one that is active. Sometimes people with bodies like mine are photographed and made fun of, as I shared on my Facebook page recently, and quite a few people told me that things like this make them feel uncomfortable going to the gym or exercising in public. I don’t give a shit if you’re fat or thin, have wobbly bits or washboard abs, I think that everyone should have the right to exercise if they want to. View Post

Women who inspire me

Women who inspire me: Grace Victory, Natalie Hage and Marie Denee. International Women's Day 2017

Today is International Women’s Day and I wanted to share some of the amazing wahine toa who really inspire me. I feel really lucky to work in an industry with so many talented, creative, fiercely unapologetic women, and today I want to celebrate some of those women and share them with you in the hopes that you might find them as inspiring and powerful as I have. View Post

A Casual Affair

New Zealand plus size fashion blogger Meagan Kerr wears Dolce&Gabbana Sunglasses from SmartBuyGlasses

Jeans, a tee and a khaki jacket is a pretty classic outfit, a great go to when you’re after something casual but still put together. Add trainers, a red lip and some sunglasses and you are good to go! I work from home most of the time and lipstick doesn’t happen very often (although I am trying to wear it more often to add a pop of colour to my mostly black outfits). View Post