This week we’re turning our attention back to dresses, also known as those faithful pieces of clothing that’ll instantly inspire your summer look with minimal effort. Designed especially to fit and flatter every shape, we’ve introduced plenty of styles that are perfect for every occasion and taste.
New in from one of our in-house bespoke brands this year is the Sorrento Tea Rose Print Dress. This fitted shift dress is feminine, elegant and ideal for special occasions with its gently flared skirting and a sweetheart neckline. We’d team it with a pair of cream heels and a great jacket this summer. Umbrellas optional.
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For an elegant and sophisticated look, the Black Slinky Maxi Dress by Live Unlimited is perfect. The short sleeve number is timeless and modern at the same time and is cut to ensure every shape is thought of. Add a belt for Hourglass shapes, or a bolero for the Pear shape, whilst a longline necklace is ideal for Apple and Busty shapes.
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Our everyday spring/summer look typically contains a dress. Think about it: no fussing over which top to wear with those trousers or jeans, just a slip on and go, throw on some accessories and you’re ready for the day. We’re currently getting a lot of wear out of the Bird Print Skater Dress – pep it up with a Coral Longline Cardigan and statement White Lace Flat Espadrilles.
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Finally, you can’t go wrong with a touch of sparkle and hallmark embellishments for a girls’ night out. Perfect for a city day out, drinks with the girls or evening meals, try the Ice Blossom Black Embellished Shift Dress. With a beautiful metallic embellished cut-out neckline, we adore the chiffon texture and flowy fabrics. Add red shoes for an extra party style finish, and some Alex Monroe jewellery from our updated collection.
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Inspired by Prada and Schiaparelli exhibition in trendy New York, for our fourth collection together, London based design duo Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro have evolved the Clements Ribeiro Swan for Evans name with a quirky, fun statement in playful prints and vibrant colours.
Even more exciting: for the first time, we enlisted the help of five of the most stylish and influential personalities in the plus size blogosphere to showcase the stunning collection on differing shapes – just as you all mentioned in our Style Dilemma chats – and to provide powerful inspiration, whilst giving a statement of the relevance of plus size fashion.
We posted a teaser on our Facebook page last week, as well as our exclusive ‘Meet the Bloggers’ video, and it’s finally time to launch the collection.
See what our bloggers have to say about the collection, and more important – welcome to the fun and fashionable world of Clements Ribeiro Swan SS13 Holiday…
“Sometimes a woman just wants to get dressed up (for no reason) and instantly feel amazing at the same time. Sassy and classy in one collection? Yes ma’am!” – Marie Denee
“I chose the kiss shirt dress as it incorporated my love for high street fashion trends as well as being funky and bold.” – Callie Thorpe
“I chose to model the gorgeous swimming costume. It was very me as it was a gorgeous blue colour, it showed a hint of cleavage and it made me feel very elegant and classy.” – Georgina Horne
“The monochrome zebra print is fabulously kitsch and fun. Perfect for creating a bold look in my wardrobe this season.” – Nicolette Mason
“I picked the lobster because I’m obsessed with irreverent fun and bizarre kitsch. It’s hard to find patterns that are as fun as I want them to be!” – Bethany Rutter
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Refreshing our brand portfolio, Live Unlimited is back with even more exclusive pieces in stunning prints. The collection encompasses curve conscious cuts and a modern yet timeless aesthetic for a look that is every occasion appropriate.
Live Unlimited is one of our hallmark exclusive brands at Evans. We love the elegant cuts and timeless look that they promote, not only bringing trends to the curve conscious market, but creating their own too.
Try pairing the Live Unlimited Butterfly Print Square Top with the Live Unlimited Black Soft Trousers for a clean cut look that is perfect for lunch dates, an after work drink or even for the weekend. The beauty in Live Unlimited is in its versatility: add a heel for a ladylike touch, or swap in a flat sandal for effortless daytime chic.
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Snakeskin print is one of this season’s most coveted trends. Inspired by the Chinese Year of the Snake, designers including Erdem and Roberto Cavalli sent snakeskin down the runway, and you can get the look for less with Live Unlimited at Evans. Work the Live Unlimited Snake Print Embellished Tunic with a Evans Indigo High Waist Denim Pencil Skirt.
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Over the past few months, one particular event has been firmly noted in the Evans diary. We’ve already enjoyed a taste and flavour of the spring/summer weather, we’ve had a brief wardrobe panic – quickly resolved by this post – and now it is finally time for the annual Evans summer catalogue drop.
Flick straight to page 8 for the need-to-know on everything workwear with our Head of Buying, Lowri Breed. We love the Ivory Spot Print Gypsy Top, a hallmark of seasonal wear that is landing online very soon. Page 32 is a well-thumbed edit of holiday pieces, and we’re a little obsessed with the Black and White Stripe Back Vest.
Take it from us, the Pink Double Layer Top is going to be your ‘season and beyond’ piece. Pair it with your favourite jeans or tucked in a coloured maxi skirt, and top it off with stylish sandals for the toes.
Packed full of this season’s essentials, style tips from our head office team and guides to the must-have trends, the summer catalogue is your essential shopping companion and bible of need-to-know tips all in one. Coming soon to your letterbox and local store…
If you hadn’t already heard, our Clements Ribeiro Swan SS13 Holiday collection is heading to a screen and store near you. For their fourth collection, Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro have departed from their signature evening wear staples of yesteryear and created a kitsch cool resort-inspired collection, bringing together playful holiday items with a flavour from their travels.
Enlisting the help of five of our most stylish and influential blogger personalities, we whisked Marie Denee and Nicolette Mason across the pond to shoot alongside Callie Thorpe, Georgina Horne and Bethany Rutter, modelling the quirky statement prints that perfectly express their individuality and embody the Evans and Clements Ribeiro aesthetic.
To celebrate the launch (next week!), we’re running an exciting Caption Competition over on our Facebook page for the next fortnight. Every two days, we’ll be posting a new Clements Ribeiro Swan postcard for you to caption. You could win £100 to spend on the new SS13 Holiday collection.
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This weekend, we’re refreshing and updating our lingerie drawers. Bank Holiday weekends are great to indulge in some new lingerie additions, especially with our new drop of pink lingerie that’ll fit, flatter and inspire the silhouette for a perfectly balanced shape.
Before you begin to bin, recycle and keep, consider your existing options. Every capsule wardrobe should include an everyday bra, a multiway number and something to feel ultra glam in. Lingerie at Evans’ is designed with fit, comfort and style in mind, with choices for every occasion and outfit.
For the everyday bra, we recommend the Evans Pink Contrast Embroidered Bra – with super soft cups, a simple embroidered lace front and wider side panels to ensure an optimum fit, it is ideal for wearing underneath jersey T-shirts, shirts and dresses.
If your outfit requires a halterneck, single shoulder sleeve or is strapless, ensure that you have a multiway bra in your stocks. We like the Evans Nude Multiway Balcony Bra that’ll work underneath every look in your wardrobe. The balcony cup is great for accentuating curves and providing the utmost support.
Our selection of lingerie also boasts a great range of multipack knickers that are great for bumping up your everyday lingerie drawer. We love the Evans Triple Pack Floral Print High Leg Knickers, ultra comfy and soft with a stunning multi floral design.
Get cosy and relax after spring days in the light sun with our fabulous range of sleepwear. All created in the softest cotton blend fabrics; the Evans Pink Stripe Pyjamas are fun, comfortable and stylish. Comprising a stripe top and grey pyjamas shorts, they’re perfect for springtime sleepwear.
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We’re setting our sights further afield than the British seaside this summer with our fabulous selection of holiday outfits.
Whether you’re jetting off to an exotic location, staying local or setting sail for a cruise, everyone’s favourite time of the year has arrived and we’re celebrating.
Choose from a carefully selected edit of holiday looks for every destination in the Evans’ Holiday Shop. From swimwear separates and stylish poolside cover-ups to nautical looks and maxi dresses, our Holiday Shop is the first stop destination this summer.
Also, don’t forget to enter our exclusive competition with Lastminute.com. We’ve partnered with the internationally recognised brand to offer a lucky winner £500 of Lastminute.com vouchers to spend on a trip of their choice! Head over here to enter the competition now.
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Our Clements Ribeiro Swan SS13 Holiday collection is on its’ way!
For the first time, we’ve enlisted the help of five of the most stylish and influential personalities in the plus size blogosphere to model the quirky, kitsch cool collection from London Fashion Week designers, Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro.
See the stunning UK bloggers Georgina Horne, Bethany Rutter and Callie Thorpe photographed alongside Marie Denee and Nicolette Mason from the US, bringing inspiration, personality and their signature style to our most exciting collaboration to date.
The campaign is just as sassy, elegant, bold and fun as the collection that boasts quirky statement prints and vibrant colours.
Whatever your style and whatever the occasion, this season at Evans we’ve been working on expanding and improving our collection of brands. As our diaries fill up with weddings, anniversaries, holidays and more, we’ve worked with brands including Sorrento, Live Unlimited, the covetable Scarlett & Jo, Ice Blossom and Silk Shore to ensure there’s a look for every date in your diary.
Which is your favourite collection? Be sure to let us know and Pin your favourites on Pinterest too.
Inspired by the spring weather that we were promised a month ago, we’re celebrating with an exclusive discount on selected products. Shop tops, dresses, skirts, jeans and more to stock up on spring and year-round essentials. Discount is applied at checkout and excludes gift cards.
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