We know you love our in-store style and shape advisors, so we’ve decided to share their style and shape advice. The Evans store advisors are always on hand to offer great style advice, free fitting and measuring services and tailored 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 top Clements Ribeiro for Evans buys and the Evans store they work in. For our next installment of ‘Evans Store Style Spotlight’ we’ve gone to the Evans Metrocentre in Gateshead store to chat to Laura McDonald.
Name: Laura McDonald
Dress size: 18
Evans Store Location: Metrocentre, Gateshead
Role: Sales Assistant/Shape Expert!
How would you describe your style?
Trendy but individual, I buy what I like not necessarily what is in fashion.
Would you say you are a confident dresser?
Yes, definitely. Even though I am a plus size I love wearing vibrant colours and prints!
What body shape are you and how do you dress for your shape?
I am a PEAR shape, so I tend to choose clothing that will disguise my curvier hips and thighs but will also show off my smaller waist.
Who are your style icons? Why?
I like a lot of vintage fashion, but wouldn’t say I had one particular icon. I like to try to incorporate aspects of these looks into everyday fashion.
Where do you find your style inspiration?
I find inspiration from high street stores and also vintage fashion eras like the 1920′s.
Are you more of a trip to the high street or a shop online at home girl?
When it comes to buying clothes I prefer to go to the high street to see the clothes for real an try them on. However, I do buy a lot of accessories online, and find that internet sites provide a more eclectic choice.
Do you follow any magazines or blogs?
I prefer not to be told what to wear and favour looking at what the high street have on offer and picking items that flatter my body shape and suit my personality.
If you could give ones piece of style advice to women, what would it be?
I would advise them to go into an Evans store and find out their shape and start shopping for it, it really does make a difference to your wardrobe and confidence.
What is your favourite fashion piece?
At the minute I am really into fur collars which really jazz up jackets and shirts.
Are there any beauty secrets you can share with us?
Always remove your make up before bed and cleanse, keeps your skin blemish free.
What is your must have item from Evans this season?
I really love my love heart Clements Ribeiro blouse, it’s so easy to wear and looks great with a pair of skinny jeans.
What is your role at Evans?
My role at Evans is delivering great style advice and unique customer service.
What do you like about working at Evans?
Being able to help customers feel and look great!
What do you think about Evans doing a plus size designer collaboration with Clements Ribeiro?
A really good thing - It’s getting more designers involved with the plus size market.
What is your favourite piece from the Clements Ribeiro foe Evans ‘Swan Collection’?
The red ‘Joan’ dress with embellished shoulders, a classic piece.
How have your customers reacted to the Clements Ribeiro for Evans ‘Swan Collection’?
Really well! They really love the bold prints and styles - there’s nothing else like it on the high street!
So if you want to know more, you can go and see Laura at our Metrocentre Gateshead store, 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.