Double Take: Isla-Maree Miracle Dress

New Zealand plus size blogger Meagan Kerr wears Isla-Maree Curve+ Miracle Dress and Cotton On City Slicker Tote Bag

It’s important to me that my clothes are versatile. While I am a serial outfit repeater and will gladly wear the same clothes over and over (because going with what you love is important, right?), I want to be able to change them up for different occasions, different seasons, different moods. Take the Isla-Maree Miracle Dress for example: it has a reversible neckline (so you can wear it either way depending on your mood) and can be styled for almost any weather in a number of ways. Make sure you’re paying attention, because (spoiler alert!) you could win one of your own…

New Zealand plus size blogger Meagan Kerr wears Isla-Maree Curve+ Miracle Dress and Cotton On City Slicker Tote Bag

I’m a brunch kind of gal, it’s just who I am. Whether it’s hitting up one of our favourite local spots with my family or exploring new places with my blogger friends, brunch is by far my favourite meal. This dress is perfect for a brunch date, paired with sneakers, luxe sunnies, a classic tote and hair in a messy bun. It’s easy, it’s comfy and you don’t have to think – just change your shoes up depending on the place you’re going. To be honest, this could also double as a chic mum outfit as well!

New Zealand plus size blogger Meagan Kerr wears Isla-Maree Curve+ Miracle Dress and Cotton On City Slicker Tote Bag

New Zealand plus size blogger Meagan Kerr wears Isla-Maree Curve+ Miracle Dress and Cotton On City Slicker Tote Bag

I know we’re talking about the dress right now, but I just want to take a second to mention this tote. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my Insta Stories last week about going to the Cotton On press day (here’s a sneak peek in case you missed it) – this was one of the pieces they had there and oh my gosh. It feels like it’s made from the softest, butteriest leather but it’s not real leather! It’s so lovely to hold and it’s got the added bonus of having plenty of room for my fat arms to fit through the strap so I can carry it over my shoulder – champion!

New Zealand plus size blogger Meagan Kerr wears Isla-Maree Curve+ Miracle Dress and Cotton On City Slicker Tote Bag

New Zealand plus size blogger Meagan Kerr wears Isla-Maree Curve+ Miracle Dress and Sonsee Opaque 100 Denier Tights in Shadow

A quick change of accessories and I’m ready for cooler weather: add some stockings, ankle boots and a scarf, trade out my sunglasses for my specs and I am sorted. This dress is really nice to wear with stockings and I don’t find that it starts shimmying up my legs as some dresses do when I’m wearing tights. Seriously though, does anyone else have that problem?

New Zealand plus size blogger Meagan Kerr wears Isla-Maree Curve+ Miracle Dress and Sonsee Opaque 100 Denier Tights in Shadow

New Zealand plus size blogger Meagan Kerr wears Isla-Maree Curve+ Miracle Dress and Sonsee Opaque 100 Denier Tights in Shadow

When I picked out this dress, I was wary of two things. First of all, it’s free sized – “one size fits most” 22-26. I am very much on the bigger end of that and I’ve almost never had any luck with free sizing because I’ve got big boobs, big tummy and big hips/bum. You know what though? I think this is a bloody great fit! The other thing I was wary of was that apparently this dress is on the long side and I was warned I might need to hem it (fat chance, I am way too bloody lazy for that). Luckily for me, it actually turned out not to be too long at all – that extra length provided ample room for my boobs/tummy/hips/bum and it’s just the right length for me! I think that extra length would be great for my tall babes as well, but if you’re on the short side or you’re on the smaller end of the fit then you might need to tailor it, depending on your preference.

New Zealand plus size blogger Meagan Kerr wears Isla-Maree Curve+ Miracle Dress and Sonsee Opaque 100 Denier Tights in Shadow

The babes at Isla-Maree have very generously hooked us up with an exclusive discount code – you can use the code ThanksMK to get 10% off your order until 17th April – so if you want to use it then you’d better be quick!

WIN IT: I’ve got a Miracle Dress in Navy and White Stripes (worth $99.00) to give away. The winner will be able to choose their dress size (12-20 or 22-26). To get in the draw, leave a comment below letting me know how you’d style it, then click here to subscribe to our free fortnightly updates. You can unsubscribe at any time if you change your mind – it just makes it easy for us to contact you if you win (plus it means that you get style, self love and other awesomeness directly to your inbox!). If you’re already a subscriber then great – all you need to do is comment below. The winner will be drawn on 25th April 2017.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, JANNE JENNINGS.

Please note that you must have a New Zealand postal address to enter this giveaway. If you’re not in New Zealand, never fear – good things will come your way soon enough.

How would you style this dress?

Meagan wears:

Curve+ Miracle Dress in black stripe from Isla-Maree (gifted, 22-26)

Dolce & Gabbana DG4207 Multicolor Polarized 2764/T3 Sunglasses from SmartBuyGlasses
City Slicker Tote Bag from Cotton On (gifted)
Pearson Trainers from Rubi Shoes (8)

Alexa Glasses from Specsavers
Boston & Bailey Loop Scarf from Farmers
Opaque 100 Denier Tights in shadow from Sonsee Woman (gifted, 26-28)
Life & Sole Snakeskin Hi-top Sneakers from Number One Shoes (8)

Photos: Ambient Light Photography

103 Comments

  1. Sheree
    April 25, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I’m pretty basic so pretty much as is. I have been looking at the white converses as I think that would look pretty awesome. If it got a bit chilly, I have a gorgeous city chic frill back Cardy I’d team it up with.

  2. Ange Mcorsum
    April 24, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    I’m loving a good pattern clash at the moment so i think I would go for a bright floral or animal print scarf with ankle boots and a leather jacket for when it gets cooler ☺

  3. April 24, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Red, red, red. I would go the bright red accessories. I have a bright red handbag that would go amazingly along with my chunky red resin bangles and simple red button earrings.

  4. Kelly
    April 24, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Gorgeous! I would wear it with white chucks,denim jacket and a pair of silver earrings and some silver bangles.

  5. Beth Downie
    April 24, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Love this dress – tights, ankle boots and big earrings for the win!!
    Beth x

  6. Jemma
    April 24, 2017 / 5:36 am

    White keds, denim jacket and a grey scarf.

  7. Nicolina Newcombe
    April 23, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Leg warmers, a scarf, boots and chunky bangles.

  8. Pauline Shadwell
    April 23, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Would so love the dress, it looks awesome and you can change it to someone many styles.

  9. Tara
    April 23, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    WIth tights and chucks. Perfect ‘Mum’ outfit 🙂

  10. Cushla Sheary
    April 23, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Black stockings and wee ankle boots with an over size cardi over top for winter ❤❤

  11. Melanie
    April 23, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    I am probably to old to wear this dress but it is fantastic. If I won it I would give it to my daughter who is pregnant……I reakon it would look great with a baby bump. She would then match it with her fav converse shoes and a ling cardy 😊😊

  12. April 23, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    This dress would look awesome with a killer leather jacket, bright scarf like the one you’re wearing, black stockings and some awesome leather ankle boots ❤

  13. Katie de Jong
    April 23, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    This is so pretty!! Probably stockings and some ankle boots. Maybe a black cardy if it was chilly, and gold jewelry 😊

  14. Alana
    April 23, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Oh mmmmgeeee I would love to wear this! I’d wear with a denim jacket tights boots accessories scarf for extra warmth xxx

  15. Laura Harvey
    April 23, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Funky colour vans and a similar colour scarf would be my look. Love this dress.

  16. Kayla
    April 23, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I love the way you styled this! I’d probably use it for party’s or something. So I’d style it with some heels and stockings(for the colder nights). With maybe a shoul to go around the shoulders

  17. Stacey
    April 23, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I so love these dresses. So easy to go casual or add a few more details and rock it for a more formal occasion. For me it would be my mummy go to.
    I would wear it with my chucks I’m about to treat myself to and a nice denim jacket. And probably some warm stockings for winter. Maybe even just some ugg boots, And my old man cardy that I love so much.

  18. Michelle Venmore
    April 23, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Leggings & sneakers would be both stylish & comfortable.

  19. Lauren
    April 23, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    I’d love this with a long cardi, tights and ballet flats with a funky chunky scarf

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