We’re well and truly in the Christmas spirit at Evans HQ, so to celebrate the festive season we’re giving all our UK customers a special treat each day from the 1st December to the 12th December.
Starting tomorrow and exclusively online you can check Evans.co.uk for each day’s extra special Christmas treat. Ranging from great competitions and prizes to amazing offers and discounts, they’re designed to be extra handy for the Christmas season - it’s well worth checking each day to see what treat is in store! Just like an advent calendar, it’s a surprise what’s behind each day’s bauble ball and you have to wait and see what each day brings.
If you think you may need a reminder to check the Evans site, you can sign up for Evans Style News, or head to Evans on Facebook or follow Evans on Twitter, where we’ll be sending daily reminders on facebook and twitter to check that day’s treat, so you won’t miss a thing!
What would you like to find under our tree?
With less than a month until Christmas and only 3 days until we can put up our Christmas decorations, we think it’s time we thought about presents! Whether you’re buying for your nearest and dearest, or dropping not-so-subtle hints about what you’d like to find under the tree, here is the Evans Christmas Gift Guide to make sure there’s a smile on everyone’s face on Christmas day.
We picked our favourite gifts, from stocking fillers to big presents, for every budget and taste to take some of the stresses and trials out of the Christmas shop. We’re starting with a look at some of our favourite stocking fillers, from beautiful jewellery made especially for plus size women, to cosy slipper boots and stylish accessories. To make it even easier on yourself, why not do all your Christmas shopping online at Evans.co.uk and make the postman do all the leg work.
What’s on your Christmas list?
This weekend is your last chance to enter the Evans, Style369.com and Models1 competition to become the UK’s next plus size super model. We’ve been all over the country looking for the best new model talent in our Size 14+ Model Search, and this weekend it comes to a close at the Evans stores in Bluewater on the 26th November between 12pm-4pm and Westfield White City on the 27th November between 1pm-6pm. So pop in and meet our model scouts.
We’ve had almost 1,000 people enter in-store and online, but there’s still time to enter if you think you have what it takes. If you can’t make it into store this weekend, why not enter online? The deadline for online applications is midnight on the 27th November, and you can enter here.
The lucky winner chosen by our judging panel will win:
If you want to view who has entered so far and check out the competition or see if you can spot a possible winner, you can view the gallery of entrants (both online and in-store entrants).
P.s. Don’t forget you can still get up to 30% off online and in-store at Evans - but be quick, things are selling fast!
As the temperatures drop, our offers are hotting up! Shop for your winter warmers at Evans today for an exclusive online offer and get up to 30% off across the site. Then get up to 30% off in-store and online on Thursday and Friday for a pay week treat.
We’re all reaching for our winter warmers as the cold weather sets in, so make sure you stock up on cosy wide fit and wide calf boots, wrap up in winter coats and layer up that knitwear. Here are our top 3 winter warmer must-haves, now with a fantastic 30% off.
What is your must have winter warmer?
For 3 days only, we’re offering you the chance to give your lingerie a make-over with £5 off all bras at Evans. If your underwear drawer looks in need of a pick-me-up or a bit more colour, now’s the time to treat yourself.
Women’s underwear and lingerie often gets neglected, but it should be the most important part of your wardrobe. Good quality and correctly fitting underwear is the basis and foundation to all good outfits, and can make all the difference to how we look and feel.
A massive 80% off us are thought to be wearing the wrong back or cup size bra, so to always feel fantastic and confident, we recommend getting correctly measured and fitted regularly in-store, or measure yourself at home using our step by step bra fitting video guide.
To take advantage of this great offer, we’ve put together a wishlist of our favourite bras for all occasions, from extra special bras, to everyday bras to practical bras - make sure you have the tools to make yourself look and feel your best!
Plunge Bra - For low necks and cleavage
T-shirt Bra - Everyday Comfort and smooth lines
Embroidered Bra - For extra special occasions or everyday
Coloured Lace Bra - Everyday prettiness and fun
Firm Bra - For extra support and security
What’s your favourite type of bra?
With only 36 days until Christmas, we think it’s about time we started to think about and plan our outfits for the festive season. Whether you need a knock-out dress for your work Christmas party, a beautiful and stylish outfit for Christmas lunch, or a gorgeous head-to-toe look for New Years Eve, we can help!
With Evans COLLECTION you get chic and contemporary key designs from a capsule collection that is designed to fit and flatter your shape. The elegant prints and premium pieces will get you ready for the party season. Here are the pieces we think will have you ready for any Christmas party, including the beautiful black faux fur belted coat (above), which will up the glamour and complement your Christmas outfit perfectly.
If you’re after a fashionable piece which will give impact to even the simplest outfit, this rose print kimono is ideal. The silky jacket looks fantastic belted over a slim-fit dress or a simple top and great trousers. This kimono feels as luxurious as it looks, and is fantastic on all body shapes. If you’re not sure what shape you are, use the Evans Shape Calculator to find out.
If you’re more comfortable and confident in trousers than skirts and dresses, these ultra-wide leg trousers are a great alternative to skirts. With lots of volume and a floaty chiffon fabric, these grey trousers are incredibly flattering and feminine – perfect teamed with a simple black or jewel coloured top. These trousers will work especially well for Busty, Hourglass and Apple shapes. These wide leg trousers are also available in black.
This classic black batwing top with decorative silver belt is a simple but gorgeous alternative to a LBD (little black dress) if teamed with straight leg jeans or trousers. The shape and belt make this top an ideal fit for Pear and Hourglass shapes, as it creates volume around the shoulders and arms and the belt will draw attention to your waist, while balancing and streamlining your shape perfectly.
If only a dress will do for your Christmas party, we love this terracotta rouch dress, with longline sleeves and an empire waist. Sitting just below the knee and with a v neck, this dress is ultra-flattering and perfect for a party. This dress will work especially well on Pear, Apple and Hourglass shapes.
A fitted tuxedo jacket is a wardrobe must-have, and goes with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to a glamorous evening dress. This fitted tuxedo jacket with satin turn-back lapels and jet pockets is very flattering on all body shapes and really takes your party look up in the style stakes.
Don’t forget, for today only, Evans cardholders can get 25% off all purchases made with their Evans card. And if you sign up for an Evans card today, you’ll get 15% off your first purchase. Click here for all the details.
Your winter coat is the most important part of your autumn/winter wardrobe. It’s the one item that you will wear the most and it’s the first thing people will see when you step out of the front door. This makes it even more important to not only get a coat that keeps you warm in the cold winter months, but a coat that looks great and flatters your shape.
Shopping for a plus size coat should start with your body shape and what features are going to make you look and feel fantastic. If you aren’t sure what body shape you are, pear, busty, hourglass or apple, then you can use the shape calculator on Evans.co.uk to find out. Once you know your shape, you can start shopping for styles, features and fabrics that will suit your shape.
This hooded red duffle coat is perfect for pear shapes, as the detail of the hood, toggles and the bright colour draws the eye up and helps to balance the silhouette. As pears are generally smaller around the shoulders and upper body, the detail on your coat should mainly be on the upper body to move focus from more dominant areas.
Busty shapes tend to have less prominent hips and bottoms, so a maxi coat is perfect to balance out a fuller, more dominant upper body, while showcasing a narrower waist. The single breasted style, v-neck and lapels will all flatter a busty or hourglass shape, and the volume on the maxi flare of the skirt will balance and streamline a busty shape.
With a defined waist and balanced hips and bust, hourglass shapes can wear most coat shapes, but fit and flare or belted shapes look especially flattering and streamline the figure. Focusing on the waist and creating a streamlined silhouette, key features to look for in a coat for an hourglass shape is a defined waist or belt, vertical lines created by darts or panelling (as seen above), single breasted design, lapels and a v-neck.
This coat is fantastic for apples, as the faux fur collar and wide turn-up cuffs will add balance to a softer tummy, and move the focus away from a dominant area. The main detailing or embellishment on clothing for apples should be above the bust or below the hips, so an A-line coat with minimal fastening details and lots of detail around the neck is ideal.
The ‘New In’ section at Evans.co.uk is updated each week with new styles, including lingerie, clothing and footwear, and is the perfect place to check for the latest looks and styles in plus size fashion. If was a tough job, but we’ve picked our top 5 items from the ‘New In’ selection at Evans.co.uk.
We were torn between the great party tops, gorgeous coloured jeans, glamorous knitwear and stylish coats, but we managed to narrow it down to 5 wardrobe must-haves.
These red straight leg jeans have gone right to the top of our wishlist, as they’re stylish and fashionable without sacrificing comfort or fit. In a flattering and autumnal dark red, these jeans will slot in nicely with the rest of your wardrobe, while making a style statement.
This black fur collar wrap coat is pure glamour, and would look fantastic on pear and hourglass shapes, as it focuses on the waist and the collar draws the eye up and helps to balance and streamline the shape, especially for pears. Add some luxury to your winter wardrobe with this show-stopping coat.
If you’re still looking for a fantastic Christmas party top, this black and teal flower print top with chiffon sleeves might be exactly what you need to see you through the entire party season. With flattering, fluted sheer chiffon sleeves, a bold flower print and a long-line shape, this top is perfect for all body shapes; busty, apple, pear and hourglass.
You don’t often get style and practicality, but these black jewel foldable ballet pumps are just that. With pretty jewels on the toe, these ballet pumps are great to have in your bag for any time you need a break from heels, without having to compromise on glamour or style. These little gems would also make a fantastic present!
Add a splash of drama with this beautiful red and black lace print tunic top that would look fantastic with leggings or tights and pretty party heels. The nipped in empire line waist and fluted sleeves will fit and flatter all body shapes, and make you feel party-ready.
What’s your favourite ‘New In‘ item?
This week we have been very busy and excited as we’ve launched Evans USA, offering a wide range of apparel, footwear and lingerie options for curvy ladies in the US.
Just in time for winter and the Christmas party season, you can find everything they need to look gorgeous for every occasion. It’s all available on the exclusive US site, which offers all prices in US$ and in US sizes 10-28.
Specially designed to make sure there are outfits for all shapes, sizes and occasions, Evansusa.com helps US shoppers browse on a dedicated site for work wear, party wear or something more casual. Get a perfect fit with our online sizing guides, and watch our sizing videos which explain how to measure yourself, insuring everything you order fits perfectly. Our ‘Shop for your Shape’ calculator and guides also have handy explanations of each body shape - hourglass, apple, pear and busty shapes - making it even easier to find something that will flatter and suit your shape.
For extra style advice, join us on facebook and become part of our Evans Community at the Evans Facebook page. You’ll find advice, style news and fun fashion stories. And if that’s not enough Evans news for you, there’s also the Evans Style Newsletter which is packed full of special offers, style and outfit advice and shop by shape features.
We’ve tried to make delivery as fast and easy as possible. All orders placed online can be delivered to most places in Mainland USA in days and delivery is just $10, or free when shoppers spend $75 or more.
And for all our US customers, don’t forget to enter our US Evans Site Launch Twitter Competition to win 1 of 3 $100 Evans gift cards. Click here to go to the competition, full Ts&Cs and enter by RTing the tweet.
We’re very happy to report that on Monday night Evans won the ‘Best Plus-Size’ award at the Company Fashion Awards 2011. We headed down to Shoreditch House for the awards, where staff from multiple high-street stores gathered to see who would win the coveted awards.
The awards were hosted by the lovely and bubbly Gemma Cairney, who looked gorgeous in a black prom dress. We also did some celeb spotting at the awards and bumped into singing superstar Pixie Lott and Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack.
But we didn’t just spot celebs, we did some style spotting on the night too. We loved what Amy Simon, a PR assistant, was wearing, especially her gorgeous sequin bolero jacket with those polka dots. Clashing prints and textures is a great look for Christmas parties, and the flared skirt and tunic in soft, floaty fabrics flatters Amy’s shape and make her look party-ready.
We would like to thank all the Evans fans who voted for us, we really appreciate.