This weekend was the end of British Summer Time, but instead of mourning the warm(ish) summer days, let’s celebrate the cosy winter nights, wrapping up warm in coats and knitwear and the countdown to Christmas with the new Evans Winter 2011 catalogue.
The Evans Winter Catalogue is 36 pages packed full of outfit ideas and suggestions, tips and guides to shopping for your body shape, a festive gift guide and head to toe stylish looks to get your Winter wardrobe all wrapped up.
You can shop direct from the online catalogue, so if you see a pair of must-buy boots or a coat you just can’t live without, you can buy it then and there. Just click the item in the online catalogue and you will be taken straight to that product on Evans.co.uk.
On Thursday night we showcased our Evans Autumn/Winter collection at Liverpool Fashion Week, with 12 incredible plus size models strutting their stuff on the catwalk at chic Newzbar. The models were all ages, heights and sizes and showed perfectly styled and put together looks from Evans. Not to be outdone, the audience was also looking great with some very stylish people in attendance. The Evans black skater dress (above) was a big hit, and it’s easy to see why! To view all the pictures from the Liverpool Fashion Week and to shop the looks, head over to the Evans facebook page.
We were back in Liverpool city centre on Saturday when we had the Models1 scouts in-store at Evans, on hand to help us search for our size 14+ models. The turnout was fantastic, with so many beautiful plus size girls all competing to be crowned the new plus size model for each of Evans body shapes: Pear, Busty, Hourglass and Apple. Do you think we may have met a potential winner?
The model search moves to Gateshead Metro Centre this Saturday 29th October, so come and chat to our model scouts between 11am-3pm. If you can’t make it to store, why not enter online - you never know, you could be one of our winners.
You know we like to spoil you, so we’re offering all Evans online customers the chance to shop the 30% Off Event a day early. The three day event starts today, exclusively online, and you can get everything on the site with up to 30% off. If that’s not enough shopping for you, you can then shop in store or online with up to 30% off on Thursday and Friday.
So if you need a new winter coat, a cosy new jumper or a pair of boots that look great whatever the weather, now’s the time to get shopping!
Here are some of our favourite pieces with up to 30% off.
We’ve got an exclusive TV ad showing tonight - can you spot the Evans ad? Here’s a clue . . . make sure you’re watching The Dales at 7pm.
If you saw Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday, a certain singer probably caught your eye. Dutch singer Caro Emerald has been making waves in the UK with her 1950′s inspired ballroom jazz, cinematic tangos and grooving jazz tracks and on the Strictly Come Dancing Sunday results show, she performed her hit song ‘That Man’.
Not only do we love Caro’s amazing voice and songs, we can’t get enough of her 1950s inspired vintage look. Taking her inspiration from a decade that was all about fitting and flattering a woman’s shape, Caro tends to wear beautiful satin gowns, glamorous tea dresses and bold colours that celebrate her curves.
Wearing head to toe red for her Strictly Come Dancing appearance, Caro looked like a 50s Hollywood pinup. Caro is a true hourglass shape (equally curvy bust and hips with a defined waist) and knows exactly what suits her. The gorgeous red dress focused on her defined waist and bust, with pretty embellishment and ruching, and the gathered sleeves added balance to the full skirt. The vintage inspired gloves and fascinator totally finish this cool 50s look off.
Get Caro’s vintage inspired look with these knock-out dresses, shoes and accessories. From retro red lace to patterned tea dresses, these vintage inspired dresses and tunics are perfect for any parties you might have coming up.
Are there any other celebs that you’d like to see featured in our ‘Get the Look’ posts? Let us know!
At Evans we love getting style tips and fashion advice from some of our favourite fashion bloggers. This week we’ve got some fabulous outfit ideas and a guide to Autumn/Winter layering from Kellie B from Fashion Insider.
Hello! It’s Kellie B from Fatshion Insider. Autumn is fast approaching and although the weather is changing, you don’t have to pack away all of your favourite summer pieces just yet. As far as I’m concerned, the best thing about autumn is being able to layer fabulous pieces in order to create a really cool pulled together look. I love mixing and matching both textures and patterns so below are a few easy ways to take summer pieces into autumn.
Floral Summer Dress + A Little Leather = Perfect Autumn Outfit!
I chose these looks because I love mixing sweet feminine florals with leather and edgy shoes! Tie up boots were huge last autumn and are still a great way to add a little tough girl chic to an otherwise frilly outfit. And if you only buy one item for autumn, make it a leather jacket. An autumn wardrobe must!
Checks and stripes = Great for the weekend!
So here’s where things can get really fun. I’m obsessed with stripes and a great stripe tee-shirt can be worn a hundred different ways. The first look is a great weekend outfit layering the checked button down over the stripe tee and motor cycle jacket has a very easy LA look, I love it. The bandage skirt keeps looks great and the brown boots – just plain cool.
When it comes to jewellery - just pile it on!
This one’s pretty easy - layer necklaces like these plastic link pieces in complementary colours then add one piece that’s different but adds interest like gold chains with a knot. When layering necklaces just remember they should all be different lengths so they sit nicely on top of each other. I do this all of the time and people will say ‘Oh I love your necklace’ and I usually respond ‘Thanks, I’m wearing 5!’.
Thanks for the great post, Kellie!
What do you think of Kellie’s post? Would you like to guest blog for Evans? Let us know.
Spruce up your Autumn Winter wardrobe with a little help from Evans. We’re giving you an online exclusive of 25% off our favourite Autumn Winter pieces so you can give your wardrobe a new lease of life . From warm Winter coats and the perfect knitwear layers, to cosy boots and go-with-everything denim, Evans has all the plus size clothing, wide fit shoes and boots, and accessories you need for crisp autumnal days and cold winter nights.
These are our favourite pieces from the 25% Off Your Autumn Winter Wardrobe promotion. We know the key to looking fabulous in Autumn Winter (and staying warm and cosy!) are layers, so we’ve picked the wardrobe must-haves for every shape which will guarantee you get the most out of your winter wardrobe.
This check duffle coat is gorgeous and perfect for you if you’re a pear shape, as the main detailing is on the top of the coat, drawing the eye upwards and balancing out your bottom half. A longer line also helps to flatter your shape and keep you warm. A modern take on a classic coat shape that will always be in style.
Purple is a great colour for Autumn Winter and will add some much needed brightness to any autumnal day. This long purple top with crochet detailing around the neck is very versatile and can be worn in many ways. It looks fantastic layered over the top of jeggings and leggings for apple and pear shapes as the crochet detailing draws the eye up, or tucked into jeans with a statement belt for hourglass and busty shapes to flatter your shape.
If you’ve been looking for the perfect dress to layer with this Autumn, you’ve found it. This grey stripe skater tunic top is long length, with half length sleeves and a roll neck and will look great layered with fine knits, blazers and scarfs. If you’re curvy or pear, team with wide fit knee high boots a fitted blazer and a statement scarf for smart, preppy look.
Want to find out what shape you are? Use our shape guide and calculator to discover if you are Apple, Pear, Hourglass or Busty and how to dress to suit and flatter your shape.
We love getting feedback from our customers about what you think of Evans and we know that when you’re shopping at Evans.co.uk, the customer reviews and ratings are really important.
It’s always nice to know that someone loves wearing a top you’ve had your eye on or that a pair of boots you’ve been coveting not only fit well, but are comfortable all day long. So if you’re new to online shopping and want some help when deciding what to buy, or just want an honest opinion from a fellow Evans customer, make sure you check out the customer ratings on each Evans item on the site.
These are some of the 5 star top rated products on the site, recommended to you by Evans shoppers. Here’s what you have to say:
I absolutely LOVE this top. It looks fab with dark denim and fits like a glove. The size is true and the quality is fantastic. It washes really well too. I would absolutely recommend anyone to try this as it has this seasons colours all included in this stunning top. I am now looking for a nice plum scarf to add a new twist.
I bought these for work but have hardly had them off my feet at weekends too! Go really nicely with dresses and skirts as well as leggings and jeans (tucked in). I have very wide calves and feet but the EEE fitting is very comfortable, and because of the double elastic stretch panels, they zip up totally and aren’t uncomfortable at all. Buy these quickly before they sell out.
Lovely coat, will keep you warm and the colour will brighten up even the most miserable winter days!
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We’ve got exciting news – the Evans Summer Sale now has an extra 20% off everything. It’s the last chance to snap up a bargain from the Summer Sale, and we’ve chosen the top sale picks that will be a wardrobe staple from now all the way through Autumn/Winter.
Summer skirts and jeans will work just as well for Autumn/Winter for a stylish weekend look with knee high boots or ankle boots. Take on the 60s trend by wearing this long black maxi skirt with a pair of knee high boots and a roll neck jumper.
Floral print tops may seem summery, but they’re set to be a big Autumn/Winter trend and when dressed up with smart skirts and trousers they’re perfect for the office all year round. You can even go casual by layering them with cosy knits and leggings for a more relaxed, everyday look.
Neutrals are always a great sale item investment, as they’re guaranteed to go with almost everything in your wardrobe and they’re perfect for layering in those colder winter months. This neutral cardigan with pointelle stitch pattern would look just as good layered over a t-shirt or thin knit as it would slipped on over your favourite little black party dress (thanks to the added shine and shimmer of the lurex stripe detailing).
Shop everything in the sale here. The 20% extra discount will be applied at checkout.
What’s your favourite piece from the Evans Summer Sale?
Do you know a size hero?
We’ve started our search for the UK’s next plus sized supermodel with Style369 and Models1, but we’re still looking! We’ve already seen lots of gorgeous size 14+ girls in London and Birmingham (and lots of great online applications), but we want to see even more. We’re calling all you curvy girls to enter and this Saturday we’ll be in Glasgow, so pop into store and have a chat with our scouts.
The lucky winner chosen by our judging panel will win:
Simply visit any of the below Evans stores on the following dates to meet the Excel Models1 scouts:
If you can’t make it to a store for the auditions, why not apply online? It’s very easy and only takes a few minutes, and you could be the next plus size supermodel.
Evans COLLECTION returns for Autumn Winter with chic and contemporary key designs. The capsule collection is designed to fit and flatter your shape, while the elegant prints and premium pieces will give your Autumn Winter wardrobe a style update!
From the beautiful faux fur black jacket (pictured above) to the sure-to-be-a-sell-out grey pleat dress (pictured below), every item from COLLECTION is a wardrobe staple that doesn’t just look great, it makes you feel great. From the luxe prints and fabrics, to the dramatic and luxurious palazzo trousers, to the elegant and softly draped kimono jackets, everything’s been designed for you and your shape.
Pleats, floral prints and maxi skirts were big news for Spring Summer, but it definitely looks like they’re here to stay in Autumn Winter! The cranberry coloured pleated maxi skirt ticks so many style boxes it’s hard to count them all, but best of all, the soft jersey fabric and elasticated waistband means that it’s almost as comfortable as it is stylish (almost!).
You can view the lookbook and shop COLLECTION on the site now, and it’s also available in the following Evans stores in the UK: Marble Arch, Meadow Hall, Bluewater, Lakeside, Trafford, Glasgow, Leeds Lands Lane, Bristol Cribbs Causeway, White City, Liverpool and Dublin.
What’s your favourite item from COLLECTION?