Their debut album, also called XX, has been praised for it’s refreshing originality and strong sound and it seems the group’s fashion matches their music.
Lead singer and guitarist Romy Madley Croft prefers a rock chick look of jeans and black shirt to the typical award ceremony outfit of a maxi dress and heels.
But she gets away with wearing exactly what she wants as the band were nominated for the Mastercard British album of the year, British Group and British Breakthrough Act.
While they narrowly missed out on winning any of the trophies, Romy stayed cool and comfortable throughout the show at the o2 arena. She’s confident in her clothes and it shows.
To get a rock chick look like Romy’s start with black trousers that will slim your legs like the black drapey utility trousers from evans. These have lots of pockets so you don’t need to carry a handbag, leaving you free to have spontaneous adventures, stage dive and dance all night like a true party girl.
You can show off your feminine side with a cute black top like the black pocket woven t-shirt. This is super flattering for your arms as the lace material skims over your shoulders, creating a slimming effect. Draw attention to your top half even more with accessories like a teardrop pendant necklace.
At the same time, show you can hold your own in a man’s world with some appropriate footwear. Romy can play guitar as good as any bloke in a band and she runs around the stage in comfort in her casual boots. A pair of evans leather biker boots will give you the same ‘can-do anything’ feeling.
Romy and her bandmates are currently writing their second album, we look forward to seeing how their music and fashion evolves over the next 12 months!
Get ready for one of the most glamorous nights of the year, the Oscars will be announced in front of a star-studded crowd at The Kodak Theater in LA on Sunday.
The red carpet arrivals will be filmed by media networks around the world so we can all keep up to date with the magnificent maxi dresses and couture cocktail gowns.
We can’t wait to see what Helena Bonham Carter wears as she finds out if she’s won an award for The King’s Speech (fingers crossed!) Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman, up for best actress, never fail to dazzle while The Fighter star Amy Adams should liven up the red carpet with her signature sultry outfits that flatter her womanly curves.
So while we wait for our fashion fix of red carpet dresses on Sunday, let’s look at some of the most glamorous items at evans right now.
You may not be nominated for an Oscar, or even invited to the ceremony in LA, but you will win the approval of everyone you meet if you wear one of these items to your next special occasion.
We’ve listed some of our favourite red carpet outfits on the evans facebook page and we’re also loving: 1. The Max C Lace Dress, which has a vintage feel. The celebrities are going crazy for vintage inspired pieces this Spring / Summer but you can get the lovely lace dress for less at evans for just £55.
2. The black maxi dress, which allows you to creative with your accessories. If you change your shoes and wear different items of jewellery then you can wear it to lots of parties this summer. It will always look amazing thanks to the flattering shape that skims your hips to elongate your figure.
3. The red wrap dress, which will help anyone to make an entrance at a party. Red suits blondes and brunettes and this dress is fitted around the waist, subtly improving your posture so you feel super-confident.
4. The black embellished maxi dress, which is guaranteed to turn heads as the embellishment around the neckline flatters your figure by drawing attention to your top half. Embellishment under the bust will make your waist appear slimmer. The best thing about a black dress is that you can dress it up or down.
5. The Max C purple stud shoulder dress, which is bright and beautiful and full of the joys of Spring. The ruching at the waist makes it fit like a dream while the studded shoulders give it a mischievous, playful edge.
Everyone can look as glamorous as the Oscars stars thanks to evans!
Harem pants are one of the top trouser trends for Spring / Summer. They’re billowy, sensuous and suitable for all sorts of occasions from day to night. The main advantage of harem pants is that they are comfortable and cool but if you wear them with heels and the right top you can achieve a laid-back and lovely evening outfit.
To make the most of your harems you should mix and match different accessories, shoes and tops depending on whether you’re going cool and causal or smart and sophisticated. These are our top three style suggestions:
1. Daytime Dates
If you’re meeting the girls for lunch, sightseeing or running around town then you want a look that is trendy yet practical. Try wearing drapey utility trousers in mink – one of this season’s most fashionable colours – with a mink ladder stitch shrug that’s both cute and cosy. The tapered leg of harem trousers means shoes really stand out so go for a pretty pair of pumps like the animal print ballerinas and add another feminine touch with jewellery like the simple but stylish plait ring. A big handbag will leave you ready for anything.
2. Glamorous Girls
Harem pants can be smart and sophisticated if you wear them with high heels and an eye-catching top with statement jewellery. Evans black drape harem trousers fall elegantly to a tapered ankle showing off every inch of a high heeled shoe. One of the smartest shoes at evans is the block heel bow detail courts, which have an 8cm (3 inch) heel so you will look and feel in control all day long. A purple pintuck smock top and a pebble effect necklace complete the power-dressing look that’s perfect for the office or an important meeting.
3. Party Play
If you’ve got a special night out then you need some special trousers and the harem pants are the trendiest style this season. The evans black jersey harem print trousers flatter the waist due to the tie detail belt and flatter your legs due to the cuffed bottoms that slim ankles and calves. When your bottom half looks so good it’s only right you show off with the rest of your outfit and the evans black and white jacket is guaranteed to get you noticed for all the right reasons. It skims the waist so you can show off the tie-detail top of the harem pants and you can add a clutch bag as you don’t want a shoulder bag to draw attention away from the black and white print. For extra glamour, step out in style with some lasercut peeptoe platforms and finish the look with some super hot hoop earrings.
The fashion world’s glitz, glamour and gorgeous people have travelled to London for Fashion Week.
The programme of shows splits into two camps. It’s the elegant, tailored and ladylike pieces inspired by Mulberry, Burberry and Jaeger versus the outlandish, risqué and experimental creations of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Wang. If this is a step too far for you straddling the gap is Matthew Williamson, whose floral dresses and colourful prints flatter all women.
For a sophisticated twist to our wardrobes let’s look at Burberry, which is renowned for it’s well-cut jumpsuits, gorgeous trousers and classic macs. Evans has a fantastic range of similar items with the animal print jumpsuit a flattering fit due to the printed top tapering in at the waist to allow the bottom half to skim the hips. Evans black jersey wide leg trousers lengthen your legs, especially if worn with this season’s wedges. The animal print mac and the navy sheen short mac add a sophisticated touch to any outfit.
If you want to brighten up your life this Spring / Summer then look at Vivienne Westwood, whose bold creations are worn by the world’s most beautiful women like Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce. But we can all achieve a similar style at Evans starting with some cool trouser shapes. Love them or leave them, Harem pants are on trend this season and the print jersey harems have a punk twist, just like the stripe detail boyfit jeans. Evans new black and white jacket is guaranteed to get you noticed as are some colourful dresses. The Max C red frill dress and the Lovedrobe paint splash tunic are wild enough for a Westwood look.
Matthew Williamson’s outfits are more feminine and normally embellished with a floral print. Gorgeous floral items at Evans include the floral pintuck shirt and the Lovedrobe floral tunic. Williamson always has at least one bright maxi dress in his collection, just like the Lovedrobe paisley print maxi dress.
All these items are in-stores and online now with the added bonus of being much more purse friendly than catwalk alternatives!
We caught up with make-up artist Kim Brown and hair stylist Chi Wong at our latest photo shoot to find out which looks will be key this season.
It’s time to spring clean your plain winter wardrobe. Spring is the time for a fresh, fragrant new look and there’s one quick and easy way to achieve this, add some florals to your outfit.
There are ways we can all blossom using florals. Just like we all have our favourite flowers from daffodils to roses, we can pick our favourite ways to wear the trend. From shirts to tunics to shoes and boots, there’s a floral item to suit all tastes and occasions.
If you want to make a real statement this Spring then check out the new floral shirts. Evans floral longline shirt is beautifully bold with contrasting shades of blue and red while the floral paisley longline shirt has swirls of light blue and gold on a black background. Featuring a tie cord at the waist to flatter your figure it’s the perfect day to night shirt – simply tie it a bit tighter when it’s time to party.
The Lovederobe tulip printed tunic is for ladies that like to get noticed. With different shades of red, pink and yellow, it’s a breath of fresh air for your new season wardrobe.
If you want a top that you can wear for lots of different occasions, try one of evans new 2-in-1 floral tops. The pink floral 2-in-1 looks fabulous with jeans while the blue floral print 2-in-1 top can be worn with harem pants or a maxi skirt for this season’s boho trend. Wear these with flat shoes for day and heels for night.
If you want to ease into the trend gracefully then experiment with floral accessories. Evans floral ballerinas will brighten up any outfit while keeping your feet comfortable and the floral wellies make wet weather fun. The floral zip round purse is big enough for cards, notes and change, helping to organise your handbag in style.
How ‘blooming’ lovely!
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most influential women in the world with everyone from Barack Obama to Tom Cruise appearing on her award winning talk show…and yet she still finds time to experiment with fashion.
Her ABC talk show has been on the networks for a record-breaking 25 seasons and it seems Oprah’s fashion sense is getting even better as time goes on.
Knowing that millions of people around the world will be scrutinising your outfit each day must be tough, but Oprah combines a smart tailored look with a hint of fun.
This matches her personality and the mood of her show perfectly, as her outfits need to be smart enough to interview politicians but trendy enough to share the set with A-list musicians and film stars like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey.
For a neat, tailored look check out evans black drapey twill trouser, which skims the figure creating a flattering slimming effect. Wear with evans black sleeveless cowl neck top to look groomed and gorgeous.
For extra glamour, Oprah adds an attention-grabbing coat. Evans has some beautiful bold and bright macs this Spring like the grey snake print mac. With this coat curling round your shoulders, you’ll be prepared to face any situation, no matter how stressful or surreal it is.
After all, Oprah is the lady that convinced Tom Cruise to stop jumping on her sofas. You need a practical trouser suit and a don’t mess attitude for occasions like that.
Pick up this month’s Cosmopolitan magazine for 20% off at Evans!
Today is Valentine’s Day! It’s time to plan something festive, whether it is a romantic evening with someone special or a fun night with girlfriends. To help us all get into the spirit of love, I have put together a collection of some fabulous items from Evans that are sure to make you feel the love.
If you are heading out on Valentine’s Day for a date or for a girl’s night out, you want to create a sexy, flirty, and fun ensemble. Stay true to your personal style and choose something that you feel confident in. Choose a colorful tunic with a great pair of leggings and boots, or a sassy pencil skirt with a tucked in top to accentuate your curves. Remember, sexy does not always mean showing excessive amounts of cleavage or wearing something that is too clingy. If you are well dressed for your body type, feel great in what you are wearing, and have a great attitude, you will ooze sex appeal.
Fun & Flirty
If you are staying in for a girl’s night, getting cozy on the couch with that someone special, or want to keep your participation a bit subtler for the Valentine’s holiday, you can simply add statement accessories to your favorite outfit, or celebrate behind closed doors with a cute pair of knickers or a sweet pair of pyjamas. Choosing fun accessories and special pieces will help give your ensemble a festive feel, without being over the top.
Clockwise from top:
Polka Cami and Short Set, Filigree Heart Chain Necklace, Floral Print Heart Pendant, Heart Flannel Pyjama, Love Star Pyjama, Heart Print Midi Knickers, sodamix Rose Petal Bag, Floral Padded Bra & Knickers Set Center Low: Wire Heart Ring
Lingerie is the greatest part of Valentine’s Day, and the key to successfully wearing lingerie is having confidence! It is essential to be comfortable in the skin you are in when wearing these pieces. If you are not feeling sexy and self-assured, I guarantee it will show, so make a conscious effort to let it go, have fun, and let your self-confidence shine through. Try not to take yourself too seriously, you may let an unforgettable moment pass you by!
Here are a few of my little stylist tricks that you can take with you to help you feel extra confident when wearing lingerie:
Look 1- Pair the Animal Print Chemise or Animal Print Cami & Short Set with the Black Lace Padded Bra underneath. Adding the bra will offer extra support to your bust area, create cleavage to the neckline, and help the garment lay properly on your body and giving you an extra boost of confidence!
Look 2- The Red Mesh Bra is a perfect Valentine’s Day choice, and the best part is you can choose the underwear that works best for your body type. If you are an apple shape and carry your weight in the mid-section, choose the Red Waist Cincher to help smooth out your tummy area. If you are a pear shape and most of your weight is in your hips, the Red Midi Knickers are the best choice for you, as the black color blocked side panels will create the illusion of smaller hips.
Look 3- Tights and stockings work like a charm when you want to tighten and smooth out the silhouette of your legs. Try pairing the Pink Lace Bra & Knickers Set or the Black & Champagne Mesh Body with the Black Lace Stockings.
Look 4- The Black Ruffle Babydoll is a great choice for an apple shape, as the babydoll shape will camouflage the tummy area, while the built in bra will lift and shape your bust to create a perfectly curvy silhouette.
There’s nothing wrong with wearing your heart on your sleeve but why not go one better this Valentine’s Day and show your feelings with your clothes?
Red is the colour of love and Valentine’s is the perfect excuse to spoil yourself with a new outfit. Whether you’re dressing up for a romantic date or need a pick-me-up for a night out with the girls, wearing red means you’ll definitely get noticed.
If you’re feeling confident, try a tunic in traffic-light red. You’ll stop more than just vehicles in the paprika scoop neck tunic from evans or a red v-neck jumper. The printed red knot tunic is easier on the eye, you’ll definitely be smiling as you’ll get lots of positive attention.
If you’re experimenting with red then choose a coat or a cardigan. The best thing about wearing layers is you can take off items and add new ones depending on the situation. Make an entrance in a red canvas swing jacket, you could also try layering a paprika jersey shirt from evans over a white cotton t-shirt for a more casual look.
Valentine’s Day is also the perfect time to wear some sexy red lingerie. The red mesh bra and knicker set creates a flattering silouhette and the colour suits all skin tones. Check out the fitting guide at evans.co.uk to find the perfect size. Make it a night to remember with some new red nightwear like the satin short set and nightie. You’ll feel like a princess slipping under the covers with something so lovely hugging your curves.
To add some extra fizz to the occasion, complete the look with the right accessories. You can weave something red into any outfit as evans has a fantastic range of earrings, bags, bangles and stunning shoes. The red slingback court shoes look fantastic with jeans as well as a black dress, while the red leather hair clip creates a playful, flirty vibe. Everyone can look red hot this Valentine’s!