This week we’re turning our attention back to dresses, also known as those faithful pieces of clothing that’ll instantly inspire your summer look with minimal effort. Designed especially to fit and flatter every shape, we’ve introduced plenty of styles that are perfect for every occasion and taste.
New in from one of our in-house bespoke brands this year is the Sorrento Tea Rose Print Dress. This fitted shift dress is feminine, elegant and ideal for special occasions with its gently flared skirting and a sweetheart neckline. We’d team it with a pair of cream heels and a great jacket this summer. Umbrellas optional.
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For an elegant and sophisticated look, the Black Slinky Maxi Dress by Live Unlimited is perfect. The short sleeve number is timeless and modern at the same time and is cut to ensure every shape is thought of. Add a belt for Hourglass shapes, or a bolero for the Pear shape, whilst a longline necklace is ideal for Apple and Busty shapes.
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Our everyday spring/summer look typically contains a dress. Think about it: no fussing over which top to wear with those trousers or jeans, just a slip on and go, throw on some accessories and you’re ready for the day. We’re currently getting a lot of wear out of the Bird Print Skater Dress – pep it up with a Coral Longline Cardigan and statement White Lace Flat Espadrilles.
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Finally, you can’t go wrong with a touch of sparkle and hallmark embellishments for a girls’ night out. Perfect for a city day out, drinks with the girls or evening meals, try the Ice Blossom Black Embellished Shift Dress. With a beautiful metallic embellished cut-out neckline, we adore the chiffon texture and flowy fabrics. Add red shoes for an extra party style finish, and some Alex Monroe jewellery from our updated collection.
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We’re taking a leaf out of some of our favourite celebrities’ books today and sharing some outfit inspiration for every occasion. From tailored jackets to deep jewel toned hues, and singing stars to top actresses, there is some serious style in CelebLand as of late. See how you can steal their look for a fraction of the price at Evans.
Grammy award winning Adele is at the top of our style stakes with her signature classic, sometimes retro and always elegant looks. The latest ELLE US cover star famously favours blacks for her red carpet outfits, looking to textures and accessories to add personality. Try teaming the Scarlett & Jo Black Mesh Yoke Fit and Flare Tunic with leggings to get Adele’s fun and stylish look. We’d add this beautiful collar and diamante earrings too.
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Lisa Riley favours deep gem inspired hues for a pop of colour to match her vivacious personality. For the incoming summer months, a maxi dress is perfect. You could dress it down with sandals, or add a wedge for the evening. Get her look with the Evans Blue Butterfly Maxi Dress.
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We’re also loving Melissa McCarthy’s style at the moment. Fun, frivolous and feminine, her outfits reflect one of the funniest ladies in the show business. This shell pink and red combo is striking and inspiring for the spring weather ahead – get her look with the Evans Neutral Foil Spot Gypsy Top and Evans Red Two-Tone Jeggings.
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Glee actress Amber Riley is another of our favourite style icons. Bringing quirky layered textures and prints across the pond, Amber effortlessly teams a shirt dress with statement jacket in this outfit that she wore to a charity gala. Try the Evans Grey Animal Shirt Dress and add height with Evans Black Stud Back Wedge Shoes.
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Which look is your favourite? Whose celeb style would you love to steal?
Spring has crept up on us this year, amidst the infamous UK everlasting winter. With many a spring/summer event in our schedules, we’ve turned our hand to picking the best of the crop to bring you a guide to outfits for summer events…
Summer weddings are timeless, if not tricky to style for. With the summer wedding event, you’ll need to combat the heat as well as balance style and practicality. Cover up the shoulders for the more formal affair with this stunning Sorrento Stone Linen Crop Jacket. The boxy fit is great for Pear shapes, and looks amazing paired with the Live Unlimited Black Drape Detail Top for a touch of contrast.
Add a slice of colour – we’re celebrating a romance, after all – with the Sorrento Watercolour Print Skirt, a beautiful floor length choice with watercolour style colours and floral designs. For a more affordable alternative, try the Evans Black Lace Pencil Skirt at just £25. Complete the look with Evans Metallic Wedge Peeptoe Shoes for an extra few inches of height.
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As the weather begins to warm, the barbeque invitations, girls’ night out prompts and all round summer parties begin to grip our diaries. Not got enough time to put an outfit together for the weekend? We’ve got it covered.
The Scarlett & Jo Navy Embroidery Detail Dress is a do-all dress, great for every occasion from dinner dates to nights out. Style it with Evans Mink Peeptoe Slingback Sandals or a platform heel, or look on our Pinterest board for some more outfit inspiration.
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So you’ve booked two weeks in the sun, you’ve been dreaming about slipping your toes in the sand, and preparations are in full swing. Tuck this outfit in your suitcase for those warm and relaxing holiday evenings – we’re loving the Ice Blossom Grey Leopard Print Maxi Dress, new in this week at Evans. With an abstract animal print all over, this maxi dress also features ruched chiffon straps and looks great paired with Evans Stone Patent H-Bar Sandals for an understated look.
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We’ve set sail with the nautical look, the graphic trend has reigned, and now monochrome is here to settle into our seasonal wardrobe edit. A look that is usually somewhat reserved for the autumnal period, the style notes are all there in black and white for SS13, and it’s time to make the monochrome palette work for you.
Here’s the need-to-know on how to wear monochrome and how to keep it looking fresh and fun for the spring.
For Apple shapes, draw attention above the bust and below the hips. Something like this Evans Black and White Top is great for minimising your middle and balancing out your top half. The scoop neckline is a great detail to create a more streamlined shape too.
To complete the monochrome look, flatter your shapely legs with the Evans Black Zip Ankle Jeggings. These have a flat fronted waistband with gold zip details at the ankles, as well as a mini gold plaque on the reverse pocket. Add a pair of Evans Black Ruffle Flatforms for extra springtime style.
If you’re a Busty shape, this Evans Black & White Spot Dress is the perfect choice for you. Covered in an all-over polka dot, the fitted dress is perfect to inspire retro charm to your spring wardrobe. We love cinching the waist in with the Evans Gold Triangle Waist Belt too.
Accessories wise, keep things simple – the monochrome trend is all about minimalism and making a statement with two hues. We love these Evans Black Round Toe Ribbon Ballerina Pumps for a simple footwear choice. Add a Smooth Oval Stone Ring too.
Block colours are great for the monochrome trend but we love mixing things up with the Evans Mono Spot Print Hi Lo Dress. This fit and flare dress will make the most of your defined waist and keep your look on-trend for the spring. Throw this Evans White Tie Front Shrug on top and tie the front up for a block colour twist.
On-trend and effortlessly chic, this look is great for Pear shapes. Update a wardrobe essential with the Evans White Woven Hem Top and pair it with the Evans Multi Heart Cardigan – as seen on fashion blogger Georgina – to inspire a girly look this spring. We recommend our Evans Pear Black Bootcut Jeans to ensure a great fit too, easily dressed up for the evening or teamed with the Evans Dalmatian Print T-Bar Sandals for the daytime.
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Flatforms are the fashion Marmite of footwear. A midway point between flat sandals and ultra on-trend wedges, we think the flatform is a genius design – perfect for elevating your height without being uncomfortable. All of our footwear at Evans comes with added padding in the sole for extra comfort, and a longer, wider ankle strap for the best possible fit.
This week at Evans HQ, we’re welcoming blue skies and longer days with a look at how to wear flatforms for the spring/summer. Trust us, you’ll never look back.
Evans Black & White Weave Flatforms
Try wearing these black and white weave flatforms with a monochrome skater dress for great weekend chic. You could add a belt for an extra defined shape, and don’t forget to accessorise with this gorgeous cord and tube necklace too.
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“Love these shoes very comfortable and on trend for the season. These shoes can be dressed up or down. Haven’t worn them out door yet! Looking forward to it.”
Evans Red Ruffle Flatforms
Bright red is perfect for summer style – match these flatforms to ankle grazer jeans and a printed shirt for a retro, 50’s inspired look with a twist. After a long and chilly winter, it’s time to embrace the new season with both hands (or should we say feet?).
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“I brought these sandals as soon as they came online – I love anything red, and when they arrived, I wasn’t disappointed. They are a fantastic bright blood red, just as the picture shows, very comfy and stylish. Love them so much that I have just got them in black also. Well done Evans.”
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Fresh from our spring style line-up, we’ve been busy putting together some oh so covetable outfits for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
Four glorious days of chocolate consumption, seeing friends and family, and potentially nursing a heavy head requires a fabulous selection of outfits, so we’re at hand to help with three new in looks…
The dip dye, ombre, two tone trend is here to stay and we can’t get enough of the Evans Purple Floral Dip Dye Sweat Top. Perfect for some downtime chic before the Easter festivities begin, this is great for wearing when taking the kids to the park or for running a few errands, with a pretty floral pattern. Team with Evans Navy Denim Look Straight Leg Trousers to keep things classic, and add some Evans Black Studded Toecap Shoe Boots.
Heading out for an Easter Sunday special? We’ve got just the right ticket for you. Wear the Evans Rose Print Denim Skirt with a lovely cosy knit to stay warm for the coldest Easter we’ve had in more than 20 years – eek. Keep your feet looking the part with the Evans Black Glitter Two-Part Sandals too.
Bank Holiday weekends call for just one more thing… A good ol’ night out with the girls. For the occasion, we’re going to be opting for the new Evans Grey Knit Skater Dress, a gorgeous fit and flare dress with a soft pleat fold. Add bright accessories for that essential Easter feel with the Evans Pastel Section Collar Necklace, and a platform heel to boost height and confidence.
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As the UK braces another cold snap, it’s time to inspire some spring style in the wardrobe and attempt to cast attention away from the rain, wind and snow that is hitting our windowpanes.
Florals are one of our favourite spring trends, whether in the form of a dainty ditsy print or a bolder design. See how we wear florals for every occasion, including for the daytime and for the evening.
The Evans Ivory Rose Print Kimono Top is a beautiful choice for the spring. Stylish and understated with a boxy, square fit, this top has an elegant tile print border design and tie belt at the waist for a variety of fits. Add charcoal grey jeans and wedge sandals to complete your look, or swap for some coloured ballerina flats for a more wearable style.
For a more versatile floral, we’re loving the Evans Black Floral Print Bubble Hem Top for a look that can be worn both at the workplace or at the weekend. To inspire a workwear look, team this top with wide leg trousers and an open front cardigan or jacket. This look is great for Apple and Busty shapes.
To add personality to the top for weekend looks, try a pair of high waisted jeans, the Evans Khaki High Waist Jeans have beautiful copper buttons and the khaki hue is just on trend for the season. Add a bracelet to balance the figure, some ballerina pumps and you’re good to go!
Downplay the floral trend with a more understated version. The Evans Black Rose Print Woven Front Tee has a beautiful pale pink rose print on a woven front, with cap sleeves and a jersey back to inspire spring/summer style. We love wearing ours with red jeggings and elegant pumps for casual chic that still looks put-together.
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Happy Monday all! We can hardly believe that March has rolled around already. Where is this year going?!
Mothering Sunday is just around the corner. Whether you’ve got a family day out planned or are just hoping to enjoy a well-earned day in bed, we’ve put together some fabulously feminine outfits that’ll inspire your style and look perfect for whatever occasion the kids (or your own Mum!) have up their sleeves.
Prepare for surprises with style and comfort
Make sure you’re prepared for every sort of celebration with this comfortable and stylish look. The Evans Butterfly Print Shirt has a gorgeous lilac butterfly print on an ivory base, with a contrast black collar and vertical button placket that’ll help to elongate the body. We love these Evans Nude Patent Rope Trim Pumps too, perfect for a comfy wear.
The Sunday Roast outfit
Being treated to a Sunday roast? Dress up for the occasion with the Evans Ivory Spot Print Top, a great choice for tapping into this season’s hottest monochrome trend. Teamed with these Evans Clean Wide Leg Jeans for a streamlined look and a pop of colour with the Evans Coral Metallic Heel Peeptoe Pumps, you’ll be the best dressed of the day.
Simple spring style
For a simple, springtime look, this Scarlett & Jo Poppy Print Dress is highly coveted by all and promises style and comfort. Flatter your shape by teaming it with a cosy Evans Cream Slub Cardigan and on-trend Evans Nautical Corsage Ballerina Pumps. We’d wear this to a Mother’s Day lunch or even to the park with the kids.
If you’re being whisked away for an evening occasion, we’ve got the ideal outfit for you. The Evans Black Lace Jacket is a standout, statement piece from our Spring catalogue and looks great paired with both block colours and beautiful prints. Try the Evans Grey Floral Print Dress to add colour and texture, and wear with these Evans Black Wedge Peeptoe Shoes to inspire confidence and extra height.
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Awards season is in full swing, London Fashion Week has just closed its doors until September, and today at Evans HQ, we’re mostly coveting dresses and all things feminine and glamorous. Call it our pre-BRITs celebration, if you will.
From retro inspired shift dresses to beautifully printed designs, and on-trend shirt dresses to stylish dipped hem options, there is a dress for everyone in the new Spring/Summer collection. Let us show you our wardrobe must-haves and how we’re planning on styling dresses for the warmer months.
The Evans Bird Print Skater Dress is a fun and casual dress for everyday wear. We love the dainty bird print and on-trend monochrome colour palette, and we’re wearing it with the Evans Cream Slub Cardigan, cosy tights and our Evans Scallop Edge Pumps which have barely left our feet. Perfect for the office and for the weekend. We like.
With a military inspired button finish, the Evans Woven Yoke Shirt Dress went down a storm at our Evans Shape Studio last month. Teamed with gold accessories and the Evans Black Metallic Heel Peeptoe Pumps, this look is ideal for dates and dinners.
Finally, to inspire some colour and print to our wardrobes, the Evans Grey Floral Print Dress is a firm favourite in the office. Whether worn with sandals or wedge heels, this grey and purple floral print dress makes a fabulously versatile addition to the wardrobe, with a flattering scoop neckline and elasticated waist.
How will you be wearing your dresses this season? Which of these looks is your favourite? Let us know in the comments – and happy BRITs viewing tomorrow evening!
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d bring you an edit of our favourite pieces for the most romantic time of the year. Whether you’re spending time with your friends, staying in and relaxing, or are going to be celebrating with a loved one, we have a fabulous outfit idea for every occasion.
The Dinner Date
If you’re headed to your favourite restaurant, dress to impress with simple yet elegant separates. We love this Grey Lace Trim Shirt this season. Monochrome is the only trend to be seen in, and with a gorgeous vertical lace front, Apple and Busty shapes will love the streamlining effect. Pair it with a Peplum Hem Skirt and stylish Black Fashion Court Shoes or the Black Metal Bow Wedge Shoes, depending on your heel preference. We can’t decide between them!
The Cinema Trip
Cinema dates are an old classic. With the lights down low, comfy seating and a tub of popcorn in hand, comfy looks are a must for your evening. The Leopard Front Jumper is perfect for inspiring simple style: throw on with a pair of jeggings and these ultra feminine Scallop Edge Pumps for a cosy night at the movies.
Equally a date favourite and a date nightmare, the Surprise Date is notoriously hard to prepare for. Cover all bases with the Blue and Black Placement Print Top, a stunning floral woven front choice that will look just as good on a night in as it will on a romantic walk, although throw the Grey Bird Print Tunic in your bag in case the temperature dips. Dark jeans are ultra flattering and ideal for all occasions, and opt for the gorgeous Red Block Heel Mary Jane Court Shoes.
If you’re suspect to a more formal evening ahead, we love the Scarlett & Jo Animal Print Lace Yoke Top. The black lace panel and sleeves are stylish and comfy. Team with Jersey Smoothing Wide Leg Trousers and Neon Colourblock Platform Courts, but pop some ballerina pumps in your bag, ‘just in case’.
Don’t forget, we have free nominated day UK delivery until 6pm on Wednesday 13th February 2013 when you spend over £60.
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