We know you love the great style and shape advisors we have in our stores, so we’ve decided to share their style and shape advice. The Evans store advisors are always on hand to offer style advice, free fitting services and shape advice, so to make sure all our customers benefit from their fantastic knowledge and advice we decided to start ‘Evans Store Style Spotlight’.
Focusing on a team member from an Evans store we’ll find out all about them, their style secrets and the Evans store they work in. For our first installment of ‘Evans Store Style Spotlight’ we went to Evans Bluewater and Evans Lakeside stores, and now we’ve gone to Evans in Bhs Bristol to chat to Kelly Wheeler.
Name: Kelly Wheeler
Dress size: 14/16
Evans Store Location: Bristol BHS
Role: Sales Adviser
How would you describe your style:
Simple and stylish, I really love our new formal City Heat collection, with the teals and browns!
Would you say you are a confident dresser?
Before working at Evans I always wore the same thing, anything black! I played it safe all of the time and was never aware of my body shape. Since working for the company my confidence has grown and grown; not only do I know how to dress to suit my body shape I now know exactly how to show off my curves. Evan’s has helped me to do this through my body shape training and now I can advise others on a daily basis too.
What body shape are you and how do you dress for your shape?
I am an hourglass, I have equally curvy bust and hips with a defined waist. Fitted tops with a scoop or V-neck are prefect for hourglasses and a belt that clinches you in at the waist is a must!
Do you follow any magazines or blogs?
I enjoy reading ‘Harpers Bazaar’ and ‘Wonderland’ two excellent fashion magazines.
If you could give one piece of style advice to women, what would it be?
My advice would be when your shopping always try on one piece of clothing that you would not normally pick out. You are more often than not pleasantly surprised and it means you have a wider choice of clothes/ style.
What’s your favorite fashion piece?
Maxi dresses, last year we did some amazing designs. They’re easy to wear with a cardigan and sandals. I cant wait for our summer stock.
Are there any beauty secrets you can share with us?
I was once told that to get shiny hair after conditioning you run cold water on your hair for about 30 seconds. I have done it ever since.
What is your must-have item from Evans this season?
Our camel colored straight leg jeans are a must. They are a little quirky, yet a simple style that can be worn with many of our casual tops this season.
What is your role at Evans?
I am a sales adviser in the branch in Bristol Bhs. My role is to advise our customers on body shapes and what to wear (or avoid). It’s important that we are honest towards our customers.
What do you like about working at Evans?
I love the atmosphere where I work and we all work hard as a team. Evan’s is also full of opportunities which has given me confidence about myself and my style. As every customer is different, no day is ever the same.
If you want to know more, you can go and see Kelly at Evans in Bhs Bristol, where she’ll be happy to advise you on all things shape and style - she’d love to meet you. Click here for more shape advice at Evans.co.uk.
Today is the last day to treat yourself to 20% off everything at Evans. Whether you need a payday treat, or maybe just something to celebrate the fact it’s a Friday, now’s the time to snap up the item you’ve had your eye on. If you’ve been admiring the new season coloured jeans, or been constantly thinking about a great pair of shoes, now you can have this season’s style at sale prices.
What will you buy?
With spring around the corner, it’s time to spring clean our wardrobes as well as our homes. Dressing for the difficult transitional seasons is always tricky, but layering and fresh spring colours will always be a winner. Key pieces that will see you through to the summer are great coats and jackets.
Our favourite coats and jackets for spring are parkas, denim jackets and biker jackets. They go with so many different looks and styles and work on and off duty. They will become a staple in your weekend or holiday wardrobes, and can totally change your whole look. Here are some of our key Evans spring jackets and coats and outfit inspiration to give you ideas on how to wear and style your new spring style staple.
What’s your go-to spring coat or jacket style?
It’s the last chance to shop our fantastic tops & tunics offer today. For every £20 you spend on a top or tunic at Evans, you will save £5. So spend £40 on a top and save £10, or spend £100 on several tops and save £25 (you get the idea!). The really great news is that this offer is also available on our new international sites, so everyone can get ready for spring with a vibrant new tunic or a nautical stripe top.
We all like to dress stylishly at the weekend, but we also like to enjoy our downtime and dress for comfort too. Whether you’ve got a shopping trip planned or lunch with friends and family, your weekend wardrobe needs to be flexible, fun and easy to wear.
Layering and accessories are key to a great weekend look, and help to dress up a weekend staple like jeans. These teal straight leg jeans add a splash of colour and mixed with grey tones and black accessories make it perfect for moving from cold winter months to spring. This outfit of snakeskin print blouse, draped grey cardigan and teal jeans is perfect for Apple and Busty shapes as the colour-pop jeans diverts attention from dominant areas and the open cardigan creates a vertical panel which will elongate and streamline your look.
Shoes can make or break your outfit, put a spring in your step or bring you down. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce Flexisoles from Evans to our wide fit shoes collections. ‘Flexisoles’ are designed with an ultra flexible sole and extra cushioning to give you all day and all night comfort.
Flexisole shoes will move with you and fit your feet perfectly. Soft, breathable linings will keep your feet comfortable and dry and elastic panels make sure that they fit you just right. From stylish loafers and ballet pumps, to classic sandals and trendy pumps, these wide fit shoes will become your favourite addition to your wardrobe.
Celebrities from film and TV took to the red carpet in beautiful dresses in LA last night for the 2012 Golden Globes. We loved so many of the gorgeous dresses on the red carpet, but we especially loved the dresses worn by some of our favourite curvy celebs who flew the flag for dressing for your shape and showcasing some beautiful plus size evening wear.
Octavia Spencer looked serene and beautiful in a lavender Tadashi Shoji gown as she won the Best Supporting Actress award. The rouched capped sleeves, rouching over the bust and waist and low v neckline showcased Octavia’s shape and the Grecian column style with slight train streamlined this delicate yet eye catching look.
The dark green Badgley Mischka dress worn by Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy was complemented beautifully by gold detailing and accessories. The empire line shape and soft gathers on the sleeve and waist really fit and flatter Melissa’s shape and the column shape and large quiff hair style adds height.
Glee star Amber Riley looked red hot in her strapless Badgley Mischka dress. Amber breaks several busty shape style rules with the flamenco influenced dress. The frills and strapless shape could over emphasize a larger bust, but the gathering on one side of the hip draws the eye down, taking some of the interest away from the bust. Relaxed hair and minimal jewellery really makes outfit look fresh and elegant.
Who do you think was best dressed at the 2012 Golden Globes?
Dressing for the ever-changing weather and temperature is always a challenge during the transitional months of the year, and staying smart and stylish is an extra obstacle when layering for all occasions. This black trim quilted jacket was a sell out item last year and is perfect for transitional dressing between winter and spring. It can be teamed with jeans and lightweight layers or cozy knits and gives a stylish and polished edge to your weekend wardrobe.
The best thing about this jacket is that it will work on all body shapes, Busty, Apple, Hourglass or Pear, and worn open will create a vertical line down the body to flatter every single curve and shape. This jacket will look fantastic with nautical style stripes and great denim, whether you team it with skinny, straight or bootcut jeans.
What would you wear with this jacket?
We’ve loved hearing about all the bargains you’ve snapped up in our up to 70% off sale on the Evans facebook page, but now we have even more great sales news. You can now get an extra 20% off all sale items. So if there’s something you’ve had your eye on in the sale, with an extra 20% off for a limited time, you really could grab a bargain.
To get your extra 20% off sale items, simply enter ‘SALE20‘ at checkout.
The best bit is that this offer is available across all our sites, including UK and international, with the code ‘SALE20‘.
What’s the biggest bargain you’ve ever got in the sales?
We know that when you’re shopping for new clothes a friends opinion or a shop assistants advice can mean a lot and help you decide what to add (and what not to add) to your wardrobe. So when you’re shopping at Evans.co.uk, it’s really helpful to have customer reviews from people who have worn and loved the clothes they’ve bought, and you can leave your own reviews and ratings for every product on the site.
To make it even easier to shop with us we’re bringing you the top rated items on Evans.co.uk, so you can see which dress is given a 5* rating and which boots really are the most comfortable AND stylish. Here are the top 5 top rated items on Evans.co.uk, reviewed and rated by you.
Very pleased with this silky kimono. Easy to wash and wear. Look forward to wearing it on my next night out.
Very pleased with these boots, nice soft material, and the wooden heel and studs make them look more expensive than they are!
As soon as I put this dress on I fell in love. The fit is great, a good length - (I’m 5’7″) it goes almost to the floor, which is just how I like a maxi dress. I feel smart yet comfortable wearing it plus as it isn’t too heavy I can see me wearing it right through the year. Maybe a little on the pricey side but happy to pay it for such a great dress.
Excellent fit, price and comfort, bought to wear under my peacock print halter neck maxi dress.
Love it. Wear it all the time it’s a lovely fit flattering and great to wear with trousers or skirt I would recommend this cardigan.
What’s your top rated item from Evans? We’d love to know!