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We’ve been busy browsing some of our favourite plus size bloggers and indulging in some virtual street style at Evans HQ today. There’s nothing more inspiring than catching up with our readers, customers and bloggers and seeing how they style the latest pieces from Evans.
Callie, the blogger behind ‘From the Corner of the Curve‘, shows us her winter style in this stunning monochrome check print square top teamed with a chic black coat and heeled boots. This pop of cobalt blue gives this winter looks a gorgeous lift and the check print is on-trend for the season.
We’re just dotty about this Scarlett & Jo prom dress on Hanna from ‘The Wardrobe Challenge’ and we love the simple styling which takes this from a pretty party dress to retro-inspired day wear. The denim jacket and ankle boots create a laid back look that will work on all shapes.
If you’re lucky enough to be in a sunnier location, rather than the rain and wind we’ve been treated to, like Gaelle from The Curvy and Curly Closet then this COLLECTION teal landscape print dress is just perfect. The statement print is enough to make this outfit fabulous, so Gaelle has gone for simple accessories, including those gorgeous cat-eye shades!
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We’ve only just recovered from the holiday party extravaganza and those pesky ‘final’ turkey sandwiches, but before you know it, it’s already time to sparkle and step out in true style for New Year’s Eve, the last hurrah of 2013…
Cobalt blue has truly stolen our hearts for the season: if you prefer a cool separates look for a laidback kinda New Year’s, we love this Blue Diamante Cape Top (£32) paired with Black Coated Straight Leg Jeans (£29.50) for a show stopping party-ready look. Add the Blue Angular Court Heels (£29.50) – our go-to for not too high yet oh so chic heels.
A girl can never have too many Little Black Dresses. To see the year off in perfect statement style, we’re recommending the Scarlett & Jo Black 2-In-1 Peplum Dress (£45). Peplum dresses are the ideal choice to create a gorgeous Hourglass silhouette and to enhance your figure, whichever shape you are. With a feminine and alluring lace insert detail, we’re going to be pairing ours with a Black Sequin Wrap (£35) and the Patent Black Angular Court Heels (£29.50) that give off just the right amount of elegant ooze with a comfy mid-heel look.
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(Blue Diamante Cape Top, £32;
Black Coated Straight Leg Jeans, £29.50;
Blue Angular Court Heels, £29.50;
Scarlett & Jo Black 2-In-1 Peplum Dress, £45;
Black Sequin Wrap, £35;
Patent Black Angular Court Heels, £29.50.)
Find your perfect seasonal show stopper with our guide to Christmas Day and Boxing Day outfits.
Effortlessly chic, a stylish dress is ideal for Christmas Day. Bringing elegance and practicality together, we’re styling the Ice Blossom Black Embroidered Shift Dress (£55) with Black Leggings (£12) and an embellished ballerina pump (£27). Perfect for turkey-allowing and to look extra festive for the big 2-5.
Keep it fun and comfortable with a cute Black Lip Motif Embellished Jumper (£37), our hallmark Washed Black Soft Touch Jeans (£35) and a low block heel court heel. Perfect for a relaxed Christmas Day look.
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In the mean time, we’re talking all things well clothed by styling up our newest hero coat – the Red Twill Swing Coat (£59.50). Perfectly designed to provide extra warmth and up the style points of your winter outfits, the swing style coat is our favourite. The coat gives a little kick of Sixties’ kitsch whilst accentuating and enhancing every shape.
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Make party wear work for you with our edit of carefully styled outfits for every occasion. Whether you’re headed for a quiet girls’ evening, the annual work party or another invitation, you can’t go wrong with our handpicked looks.
Cocktails with the girls
Layer this pretty embellished Sorrento dress with an on trend jacket and glitter heels. We adore the delicate details, subtle sparkle and elegant V-neckline, perfect for a few cocktails with the girls. Top it off with a toughened up biker jacket and glitter low block heels for style led charm.
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Work Christmas party
This gorgeous top looks perfect with black trousers for a night out or with denim for the weekend. We’re huge fans of separates for a more bespoke look, and this look is perfect for Busty and Apple shapes. We’ve also introduced our new matching heel-and-clutches, ideal for perfecting an outfit for your work parties.
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“Champagne & Canapes”
When it’s time to ‘wow’, team this glamorous Scarlett & Jo maxi with plenty of sparkle. When champagne is on the cards, it’s time to go dramatic with the embellished velvet maxi. It even has a stunning side split hem and, paired with pewter heels, is key to evening essential looks.
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When it comes to party wear and occasions, Melissa McCarthy just gets it right every time. From premieres to flashy parties, we love her style and are getting ready for the festive season with another oh-so-stylish look from the lady herself.
Inspired by this snap from the red carpet for her newest film ‘The Heat’, also starring Sandra Bullock, we adore the flashes of sparkle, coated jeans and matching heels.
Our Black Animal Print Coated Jeans (£35) are the style staple of the season: printed jeans are the ideal choice to fit and flatter every shape – especially perfect for defining the Apple shape, just like Melissa. We team ours with the Grey Metallic Animal Print Top (£35) which has subtle metallic detailing, and finish off wiith Metallic Pewter Angular Heels (£29.50). The new heel shape is so on trend for the season and is ultra comfortable too, ticking all of our style boxes.
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Are you a fan of Melissa’s style? What are you planning on wearing this party season?
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With Halloween around the corner, party invites flocking in and festive fancies filling up the diary, we thought we’d bring you an edit of our must-have plus size partywear, perfect for your shape. Purple continues to reign for the season, so here’s three ways to slip the trend into your partywear looks…
Perfect for the Apple
Separates are your go-to for a bespoke gorgeous look this party season. Apples can balance their shape with the Purple Diamante Top (£37), a beautiful statement choice flecked with sparkly diamante accents. Long sheer sleeves add a little allure whilst keeping your arms covered. Streamline your bottom half to balance the flowy layers with the Black Tailored Pencil Skirt (£22) and add a stunning heel to show off your shapely legs Purple Colourblock Flared Heels (£35).
Perfect for the Busty and Hourglass
Hourglass shapes – the Scarlett & Jo Purple 2-In-1 Peplum Dress (£45) was made for you. We adore the delicate floral lace insert at the neckline and subtle peplum detail at the waist. Add Black Wedge Ankle Boots (£39.50) to lift your height and pair with the Pamela Mann Black Fishnet Tights (£6) for a pop of extra detailing.
Perfect for the Pear
We’re in LOVE with the Live Unlimited Purple Cold Shoulder Dress with Silver Necklace (£60). The plus size dress has a gorgeous chiffon layer and cut-out shoulders for some extra festive flair. The matching beaded necklace will draw attention up – simply pair with Black Super Slim Leg Trousers (£29.50) and Black Glitter Mix Ankle Boots (£45).
Which look will you be rocking this season?
We’re welcoming the new season with directional, sophisticated pieces to refresh your wardrobe. Dark Romance features stunning soft silhouettes in rich jewel tones that’ll add a touch of elegance to your day or night look.
This shirt darkens up the classic floral print with jewel-laced tones of royal purple. The soft silhouette and full length sleeves are perfectly flattering and are great for cosying up against the cooler autumnal air. Dark florals are the easiest way to transition your wardrobe.
Evans Midwash High Waist Jeans (£29.50)
For a trend led update to the classic jean, invest in a pair of high waist jeans. Perfect for flattering and shaping your silhouette, you’ll be able to tuck floaty tops in for a stunning look.
Evans Green Floral Skater Top (£29.50)
Soft silhouettes and winter florals combine in the green floral skater top to create a must-have, dark romance look. We adore the deep emerald hues and the skater/peplum look that’ll create a gorgeous feminine shape.
Finally, our AW13 footwear drop is beginning to filter through and we are just a little excited. Okay, maybe a lot excited. These black patent Chelsea boots are fitted with soft added padding for all day comfort and a hallmark chain buckle at the ankle for some CHANEL inspired charm. Can you spell l-o-v-e?
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At the top of our style stakes this week is Rebel Wilson. We loved this look that she wore whilst on her TCA Summer Press Tour. Side panels? Bodycon? A sweet mid-sleeve? So Scarlett & Jo.