It might be Friday afternoon, but now is the time to start thinking about updating your work wardrobe for Summer. While black is the base to most people’s workwear you can inject one of the Summer’s biggest trends by adding in a zesty, citrus shade. Here are our top picks to leave you the style trailblazer in your office!
Our New In Workwear features some Summer-brights mixed in with traditional workwear pieces, like classic wide leg black trousers and smart and flattering pencil skirts. Adding a floral shift tunic, a monochrome top with zip detailing or a bold citrus blouse can up your office style and leave you feeling stylish and confident, without losing that smart edge.
Wide leg trousers and a floral print tunic will look great on Pear shapes. Add a waist belt and this look will work on Hourglass too. A classic pencil skirt will work for Apples if teamed with a loose fitting citrus blouse top, with a neck tie detail to draw the eye up to the neckline. Add on a smart cardigan and wear it open to create a flattering look on Busty too.
What’s your favourite workwear outfit?
There are so many fabulous, summer-ready pieces to shout about in our ‘New In’ category so we thought we’d make it easy for you and highlight some of our favourites.
Firstly, there’s a fresh and feminine, mint green top with cutwork detailing around the hem. If you’re an Hourglass, Busty or Apple, the nipped-in waist and scoop neck will simply love your curves.
All tops need a partner so for a look that’s totally flattering, we’ve selected the indigo cropped jeans with tummy control and an adjustable waist. Not only are these super comfy but they let you create a fit that’s right for your body.
What’s great about cropped jeans is that they’re ideal for showing off your favourite summer shoes such as our embellished, gypsy-style, ballerina pumps which we adore! Metallic and bead detailing will put that playful finish on just about anything.
There’s no better time than summer to wear dresses so check out our fabulous new shift dress that features an on-trend lace design in tonal blues. The round neck, sleeveless cut is oh-so-easy to wear day or night.
Click here to shop New In today and get yourself a fresh, new Summer look!
Melissa McCarthy is not only one of comedy’s brightest stars in Hollywood at the moment, she’s also become a shining red carpet style star to many women. She knows exactly what works for her body shape and often wears embellished v necks that draw the eye up and away from a fuller middle. She also likes to showcase her legs in below the knee dresses and skirts that really work on her Apple shape.
She looked stunning at an awards ceremony recently in a chic v neck black dress and a statement silver necklace and we can help you recreate this look at Evans. Here are our favourite items to get that Melissa McCarthy, red carpet ready look.
Last week we attended Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City, from June 13-16 2012, to introduce our US shoppers to EvansUSA.com and to meet some of our favourite plus size bloggers and members of the plus community.
Alongside the bright lights of NYC, we had a great time meeting inspiring, glamouous and gorgeous plus size women from around the world who had come together to celebrate plus size fashion. From the buzzing press event and the sunset cruise with a white dress code, to the Curves in the City shopping event and the grand finale fashion show (including 15 looks from EvansUSA.com!) we loved every second and hope you did if you were able to attend.
Here’s a little bit about the event and the creator of FFFWeek, Gwen DeVoe.
Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) is produced by DeVoe Signature Events (DSE), a boutique events management company with an extensive background in the production of fashion related events and a strong and effective mix of proven plus industry experience and success.
With over 15 years experience in fashion show production, Gwen DeVoe, CEO of DSE, Creator and Executive Producer of FFFWeek says, ‘It is time for designers, retailers, boutique owners and businesses with an interest in the plus size market to combine their resources and talents and partner with a plus fashion event that will rival other Fashion Weeks and Full Figured Fashion Week IS that event.’
Now in our fourth year as the exclusive producers of Full Figured Fashion Wee, DSE continues to receive accolades throughout the plus community and national and international media coverage of the event.
Here are a few of the looks we had on the catwalk and the stunning models who showed just how fabulous plus size fashion can be.
Whether you need a knock-out outfit for a summer wedding, a head to toe glamourous look for Ladies Day at the races, an important birthday celebration outfit, or any other event with a smart and stylish dress code Evans COLLECTION is all you’ll need.
In fresh summer shades of teal, pink and electric blue and a mix of satins, floral prints and lace COLLECTION will make sure that you’re the belle of the ball and look chic and stylish while still feeling confident and comfortable. With a vintage 50s Hollywood feel and based around feminine shapes and fabrics these dresses, tops, trousers and skirts are guaranteed to make you feel red carpet ready!
These are some of our favourite COLLECTION pieces, all of which were coveted at the Full Figured Fashion Week in NYC this week, especially the Collection Floral Printed Prom Dress. Team any of these outfits with statement earrings and jewellery, a chic up-do and dainty heels and you’ll have a head to toe look that’s bound to impress.
Our up to 50% online and instore sale has launched at Evans. Starting on Thursday, the Evans’ sale is in full swing, with lots of items now with 50% off. From summer dresses that will work for the beach or a night out, to pretty sandals that will look just as good as high heels on that special occasion, you can build a capsule summer wardrobe that will leave you feeling and looking bright, breezy and ready for summer.
Shop the sale on all our sites, including all our international sites.
In summer, day dresses are a girl’s best friend. They’re the epitome of femininity, they often require very little styling and they’re oh-so-easy to slip into and wear the whole day through. Evans has lots of lovely day dresses that are guaranteed to make summer stylish, comfortable and lots of fun.
Maxis make ideal day dresses for summer. They’ve been a key fashion trend in the UK for a few seasons now and look set to stay for a little longer. Because their long length gives extra coverage without compromising on fashion appeal, maxis are favourite choice for lots of people.
Evans’ maxi dresses come in different cuts to suit different body shapes (Apple, Pear, Busty and Hourglass) and some feature head-turning prints. Bright and bold florals are big for summer and will brighten up any day in an instant. There are a couple of updated paisley prints in varying colours and tribal, butterfly and snake print designs.
Shift dresses are just as suitable for day dresses as maxis. Evans’ shift dresses come in daisy print, colourful floral print, spot print, lace, tribal and bird print so they’re spot on-trend, too.
Shifts are just as comfortable as maxi dresses but have a more playful feel. They’re the absolute perfect dresses for those sunny days spent in the park.
Prom dresses aren’t just for special occasions or night time they make fabulous day dresses, too. The fitted body, nipped-in waist and fuller skirt loves the curvy figure and is guaranteed to get attention in the office or on that weekend lunch with friends.
What’s your favourite type of day dress?
Swimsuit dresses are a popular part of our swimwear range. Not only do swimdresses have a retro feel which is spot on-trend for SS12’s swimwear but they’re an ideal choice for anyone who wants slightly more coverage from their swimwear without having to compromise on style.
Offering more coverage than a standard swimsuit or bikini, swimsuit dresses fit, flatter, give confidence and look fabulous. They have a skirted bottom and pants section so work like a swimskirt and a swimsuit combined.
Because we understand that for some people shopping for swimwear can be a bit daunting or difficult we hope to make it easier by giving detailed descriptions of all our swimsuits, bikinis, tankinis and swimdresses. We’ll even explain how certain features work to offer a flattering fit and comfort. There’s even helpful features on how to find the perfect swimwear and all swimwear is shown on a size 16 model so you get a better idea of fit and cut.
The black dress swimsuit has a wrap-over v-neck so it’ll complement all body shapes, especially pear and busty. It’s also available in three different cup sizes: C/D, DD/E and F/G to give you great fit and support.
And now with the £5 off every £20 spent in the Evans’ Holiday Shop, you can get money off your swimdress and other holiday essentials too!
Will you be wearing a swimdress this Summer?
We’re in the mood for sunshine and are busy day-dreaming of our Summer holidays today, so our exclusive offer - get 24% off at Evans for 24 hours – will really come in handy as we buy our Summer outfits! For 24 hours only you can get this fantastic offer, but be quick as the offer will end at midday (BST) today. You can shop Evans summer clothing, swimwear, footwear and accessories and stock up on summer essentials from the best plus size brands, such as Lovedrobe and Miraclesuit swimsuits.
There are so many items at the top of our summer wardrobe wishlist, but right at the top are cool linen trousers, must-have shapewear swimwear, stylish flat sandals and sleeveless printed blouses that will top off any outfit.
What will you buy with 24% off?
No matter who you are or where you live, this summer is the summer of celebration. With so much to look forward and so many excuses to have fun, we’re helping get the festivities off to an exciting start with a fantastic Jubilee-themed competition to win a royal weekend in London.
Giving you the chance to centre yourself at the heart of the action with a very royal weekend in London, you’ll win a 2-night stay in the Millenium, a 4-star hotel in Mayfair, one on the capital’s most prestigious and celebrated areas.
Conveniently located for access to the fabulous shops of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street it’s just as easy to hit the main tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the Southbank.
To make this summer one to remember, simply click her and enter your details and you could be Queen for the weekend.