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2012 Highlights

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If you’re anything like us, it is quite likely that you’re reading this following a turkey-leftovers sandwich, basking in post-sale glory and taking a well-earned break before the New Year festivities get underway.

At Evans HQ, we can hardly believe that 2012 is coming to an end. It’s been a fantastic year of collaborations, patriotic celebration and it even saw the launch of our much anticipated Clements Ribeiro range. Take a trip down memory lane and check out the highlights of the year with us…

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So where do we begin? We kicked off the year in style with seeing the Clements Ribeiro A/W12 collection at London Fashion Week ahead of their exclusive collection with us. We treated a selection of our bloggers to seasonal previews of the range for Evans, and started a series of posts to ensure the Evans woman knew exactly how to dress for her shape.

The month of May saw us win a Prima High Street Fashion Award in the 16+ category, in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a cause that Evans supports throughout the year. We then hopped over the pond to attend Full Figured Fashion Week with EvansUSA and report back on the latest plus size trends from New York, and celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (not on a river float) with a series of fabulous offers and competitions.

Going back to our Shape Advisor roots this year, we also launched some exciting events to bring Evans to you. Starting with Plus North, we were at the event to spread the word on ‘Shape’ and to meet lots of our lovely shoppers and bloggers. We kicked off our ‘Style Your Shape, Shape Your Style’ roadshows in Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester, with teams of shape specialists, a mini fashion show and advice sessions…

Finally, the latter half of the year saw our big flagship store move to Marble Arch, with Look magazine, along with the exclusive Swan by Clements Ribeiro Christmas collection, phew! A big thank you also goes to our Bloggers for Your Shape – Marie, Georgina, Rebecca and Ulrike – for the fantastic post series that has run on Fashion Fix, and to the fabulous Lisa Riley for her continued support for Evans throughout her successful Strictly spot.

So ladies, it’s time to settle back and relax with some more sale shopping before the New Year’s merriment begins – after we have plenty more in store for you in 2013!

 

Merry Christmas

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From everyone at Evans, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones.

With love,

Evans x

 

Winter Days and Winter Nights

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Amid reports left, right and centre that we’ll be facing our ‘coldest and wettest’ winter yet, here at Evans we’ve taken to compiling The Winter Edit, a collection of the best items to keep you looking great and feeling warm (and dry!) this season.

Whatever the occasion, whatever the time of day, we loved putting together a selection of our favourite seasonal pieces, and today we thought we’d style the edits to share how you can shop and wear the range.

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We know only too well how difficult it can be to prise yourself out of bed when it is still dark outside, so the Winter Days edit is a fabulous range of our favourite wardrobe staples. From soft knits to cosy boots and everything in between, our Winter Days edit means your seasonal look is kept simple and stylish, with minimal effort needed.

The Grey Cable Knitted Dress is a cosy and stylish dress with twin front pockets, making it perfect for all daytime occasions. We love ours worn with Purple Jeggings and little ankle boots, with a practical Black Square Padded Coat for added warmth.

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For those evening occasions and ladies’ night outs, we’ve even created a Winter Nights edit for some added glitz. Keeping style and comfort in mind, the Winter Nights edit is full of fabulous tops, trend-led coats, cosy knitwear and stunning dresses for every occasion.

We love the Black Diamante Shirt for a look that you can wear even when the party season is over. The diamante chiffon overlay is perfect to add glamour, but the black colour means it is ideal to pair with your favourite slinky trousers for evening occasions.

You can shop The Winter Edit here now. What are your favourite pieces for the winter?

 

Top Rated at Evans

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This week, we’ve been keeping an eye on what our ladies are enjoying at Evans to ensure that our new season range is perfectly tailored to your tastes. We thought we’d share our list of the top rated items in the collection, as rated by you.

Ready for the cold snap this winter, the Black Quilted Jacket is stylish and, according to you lovely ladies, fits well and keeps you ultra warm. Proving that comfort, style and versatility remain amongst the most popular design details, the Black Collar Jersey Shirt is one of our most highly rated tops. The jersey shirt is ideal for wearing both to work and at the weekends.

With the party season just around the corner – we can smell the mince pies and mulled wine already – the Purple Diamante Shirt is another of the most coveted pieces at Evans this season. Customers loved the longer fit, glitzy details and sheer material for a flattering look. Along the same lines were our Collection Mink Beaded Ballerina Pumps, a versatile and comfy choice with alternative wide width options and our trademark padded sole.

Last but certainly not least, our Indigo Wide Leg Jeans are an elasticated, comfortable and classic option from our mainline range. Perfectly fitted for the curvy body shape, it seems you can’t get enough of these jeans.

Don’t forget to go back to Evans.co.uk after buying to leave your thoughts and product rating on your favourites.

 

New Year’s Outfits for Your Shape

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And it was all over before it started…

We can hardly believe that 2012 is coming to an end. After a fantastic year of new collections and exciting collaborations, kicking off our Style Your Shape, Shape Your Style roadshows up and down the UK, launching our new Evans Marble Arch flagship store in London, attending Full Figured Fashion Week in New York to bring you the latest trends, and constantly adding perfectly designed clothing and accessories to the Evans name, it’s time to ring in 2013 in Evans style.

Discover your perfect New Year’s outfit with our shape and style guide:

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Elevate your style with a slinky Grey Foil Bird Bubble Hem Top, wide leg trousers and heeled court shoes for an elegant look. This look is perfect for a few drinks with the ladies and loved ones. Team with longline necklaces to elongate the figure, especially for Apple shapes.

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For a trend-led, streamlined outfit that’ll flatter and inspire the figure, opt for a brilliantly glitzy top, coloured jeggings and heeled boots. We love this Black Sequinned Yoke Bubble Top for a hint of evening glamour that suits Busty and Pear shapes alike. The mesh and black and gold sequin neckline is perfect for New Year’s festivities, especially when paired with your favourite pair of coloured jeggings, and heeled boots for a feminine flair.

Shop for Your Shape - Hourglass

Beat the winter blues with a dramatic look for your New Year’s celebration with the Lace Embellished ‘Rebecca’ Dress from Swan by Clements Ribeiro. This standout piece from the exclusive Clements Ribeiro range is feminine, wearable and ultra pretty with a lace embellished Peter Pan collar detail and cinched waist that Hourglasses will love. Pair with these highly coveted Black Velvet Wedge Shoes from our wide fit footwear collection, and add Sparkle Rhinestone Earrings.

Click here to shop our party wear collection. What will you be wearing for New Year’s Eve?

 

Style Tip: Coloured Denim

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From jewel-toned turquoise, to wearable indigo, to trend-led oxblood, this season has been all about mixing up the classic plus size jeans with coloured denim. Whether pairing them with tan long boots and a cosy knit for effortless, everyday style, or vamping up with heeled court shoes and a slinky plus size top in the evenings, we love coloured denim at Evans.

Add colour to your everyday look with these Plum Jeggings. Team with a printed shirt and wide fit boots for an effortless daytime style.

Coloured denim is a fabulous way to lend vibrant hues to your look whilst remaining ultra comfortable and practical. Especially for the colder months, choose a pair of figure hugging jeans designed especially at Evans to fit and flatter your shape. Pear shapes can opt for these Wine Bootcut Jeans, perfectly fitted for their shape with a nipped in waist and shape balancing volume from the bootcut leg.

For those a little more daring and who are all about the fashion, we love these Red Spot Jeans that are super comfy and flattering in a cotton blend. We’d pair ours with a cosy knitted jumper and wide fit ankle boots for winter chic.

How will you be wearing coloured denim this winter? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!

 

Christmas Gift Cards and Last Posting Dates

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Still haven’t made your mind up on that Evans gift? It isn’t too late to treat a loved one to an Evans’ Christmas gift card.

With our brand new methods of redeeming gift cards, it has never been easier to spoil your best friends, Mums and Evans’ fans alike in the season of giving.

Simply head to our gift cards page, select from post, email and print options, load the card up with your chosen amount, and we’ll do the rest.

You can send gift cards to loved ones in a bespoke wallet (by post), straight to their email inbox (for the tech savvy) or print the gift card and choose your own way of sharing the Evans love.

Also, don’t forget to order your Christmas outfits in plenty of time for our last delivery dates. Here at Evans, we have a glitzy selection of party wear and online exclusives just for you so check your local delivery dates to ensure you don’t miss out:

Order with standard delivery by 12pm on Wednesday 19th December 2012 or with Tracked & Faster by 4pm on Friday 21st December 2012 to make sure your order arrives for Christmas.

Alternatively, order online by 12pm on Sunday 23rd December 2012 and collect from store. Click here to find out more about our Collect from Store service.

Find out more on our website, including information about tracked and special order deliveries, and international postage.

 

Get The Look: Lisa Riley

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We have been avid viewers of Strictly Come Dancing for many a series now. Come those early autumnal weeks and right the way through to the December finale, you can find us sitting pretty in front of the television, shouting numbers at the judges, ranting along with the judges and musing over those spangly dresses.

Ever since Lisa Riley was announced on the Strictly line-up, dancing her way through to the final weeks, we’ve spotted her out and about in our favourite Evans’ winter styles between studio practices and choreography sessions. Here’s how you can replicate her off-camera Strictly style with us…

Lisa loves the Grey Square Edge Wrap for early morning promotions. She was spotted at Radio One in this cosy number that combines style and practicality in one easy choice. This grey wrap is one of our seasonal favourites, with a gorgeous black square edge design that looks great dressed up or down. Team with coloured jeggings and a longline top for effortless glam this winter.

For an outfit that is equally as stylish as it is practical, we’ve seen Lisa wearing the Purple Tile Print Border Shift Tunic between dance practices and at the BBC studio. This tunic is a retro-inspired choice, covered in a psychedelic print that we love. To finish your own winter ready look, wear yours with black leggings and long tan wide fit boots.

Finally, for some Strictly festive flair, Lisa was recently seen in our Live Unlimited Gold Lurex Knitted Top, a versatile and extra stylish choice for the party season. Comprising long sleeves with a batwing style fit, this longline metallic top adds glitz and glamour when worn with wide leg trousers or leggings and add ankle boots or metallic finish court shoes for your party outfit. Add an oversized statement clutch and daring red lips to complete your look.

Lisa Riley’s Strictly off-duty look is available online and in-store right now, so to steal her style, head over to shop her looks at Evans. We’ll be waiting in the wings for her next Strictly stylish outing… Until next time, keep dancing!

 

Top 5 Party Shoes for Christmas

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Shoes, glorious shoes… Now I don’t know about you ladies, but today in the office, the Evans team have mostly been lusting over our top party shoes choices, ready for the Christmas period that has crept up on us.

From those pesky office-to-dinner choices, to all night occasions, to surprise celebrations, we’ve got it covered with a fabulous selection of wide fit shoes for every occasion. If your Christmas schedule is already spilling with last-minute gift shopping trips, bracing the cold snap for the turkey shop, all-important evenings by the fire, and going to first night premiere of your children’s school play, let us help you with our top five party shoes picks…

1. Velvet Crush

These black velvet wedge shoes are already one of our most popular party shoes this season. With a 9.5cm wedge, these shoes are comfortable and oh so stylish, perfect for teaming with your favourite party dress for a look that feels and looks great.

2. Boardroom to Bar

Flecked with an understated shimmer, these black platform peeptoe court heels are demure enough to be worn with wide leg trousers and a workwear top for the office, yet stylish enough to take into the evening with an added Lurex bolero in the mix.

3. On The Go

No matter how much we may try to grin and bear it, it is inevitable that come the later hours of those Christmas festivities, our feet will protest against those beautiful party shoes. We love these black satin foldable pumps that slip into your handbag, ready to relieve your feet without losing the sparkle. These pumps have a stunning diamante embellishment on a black satin base that works with any outfit – trust us, we don’t leave the house without a pair.

4. All That Glitters

Team these navy glitter toecap court shoes with lace textures and a tailored jacket for a festive look this season. The bright blue hues speak volumes and the glitter toecap and heel add plenty of magpie sparkle.

5. Sleek and Simple

Step up with satin peeptoe wedge shoes for a fabulously feminine look. These sleek wide fit shoes have a beautiful knot detail and are perfect for all those Christmas parties and work do’s.

Click here to shop all party shoes and wide fit shoes at Evans now, and finish off the party pampering with our 12 Days of Christmas offers, where you can enjoy a mini daily treat with us.

 

Evans’ 12 Days of Christmas

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It’s December and we’re all aglow with the festive spirit at the moment. We’re almost halfway through our 12 Days of Christmas celebration already.

Full of exclusive online offers, each day for twelve days, we’re treating our customers to the likes of online discounts on our winter collection, exclusive competitions and more. Think along the lines of an Advent calendar, only packed with little gifts and offers from Evans.

So far, we’ve already had entries flooding in for our competitions to win an iPad mini, and the chance to nab a pair of tickets to the Clements Ribeiro AW13 fashion show. We’ve offered discounts on tops and tunics, and to win an outfit every month for a year (yes please!), not to mention today’s Day 5 offer to win a trip on the Orient Express courtesy of Red Letter Days. The Orient Express Day would make a perfect Christmas gift for you and a friend, or even for a loved one, so head over to enter now.

With another seven days worth of exciting offers to go, don’t forget to check back daily at Evans.co.uk to unlock your exclusive Christmas gifts – who knows what else we have in store for you?

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