Tick off your Christmas gift list with our annual edit of gifts. This year, we’ve got the biggest selection yet of perfect presents by Evans for a very stylish Christmas. Whether you’ve got a strict budget or are simply dropping a hint to your loved ones about what you’d like, here’s our top picks from the Evans Gift Guide:
Beauty sleep has never looked so festive, perfect for a friend, sister or auntie. We’ve got a gorgeous new collection featuring festive motifs in cotton rich fabrics.
Jacquard prints and silver thread make this a winter perfect present. Perfect for stocking fillers and adding a stylish flair to winter outfits.
Unwrap this Fairisle heart jumper on Christmas Day. Nothing says ‘holiday season’ like patch motifs filled with Fairisle patterns in heart shapes.
These darling slippers are lined with faux fur and feature a red check pattern. Perfect for evening relaxation and keeping your feet toasty warm.
What’s on your Christmas wishlist this year ladies?
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Exciting news ladies!
We’ve been working hard for the past few weeks to bring you a beautiful new store in Bluewater. Yep! We’re closing our temporary store* and opening the brand new, bigger store at Lower Rose Gallery!
When? Thursday 21st November 2013, 1pm-Xpm
Where? Evans Bluewater, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Lower Rose Gallery (next to Rose Gallery Car Park and Food Hall
What? Come and celebrate our new store with the Evans Curvy Street Style photobooth. Have your photo snapped by our amazing professional photographer, get bespoke shape advice, enjoy refreshments, be one of the first to browse the brand new store and plenty more treats and surprises!
* Our temporary store closes on Saturday 16th November.
We’re introducing a groundbreaking new collection: ‘Cut for Evans’. Cut for Evans is our young designers’ initiative, bringing fresh talent and fashion design with no size limitation to the High Street. Alice Farrow (Bournemouth University) and Rebecca Partington (Kingston University) will see their designs launched online and in-store early next year.
Judged by a panel made up of our in-house design and buying teams, Louise Court – editor of Cosmopolitan, Kat Byrne – fashion editor of Closer, and Remi Ray – blogger and founder of Plus Size Fashion Weekend, Alice’s contemporary and bold print designs wowed the panel, whilst Rebecca’s fun and unique knitwear collection is predicted to be a High Street Hit.
Evans’ Design Manager, Rebecca vann Reicher, says: ‘The industry is very rigid in how they approach body shape and we wanted to not only help change this mindset, but also show that not everything has to be showcased on a size 8 frame.’
Visit the Cut for Evans page to see all the latest news.
From the sleek styling of COLLECTION and Live Unlimited to the oh so party perfect ways of Scarlett & Jo and Sorrento, there’s something for every style and every occasion with our fashion brands exclusively for Evans. Chosen especially to bring shape conscious cuts with a trend led edge alongside our core collection, here’s our pick of the best this AW13…
COLLECTION by Evans
Designed exclusively by Evans, COLLECTION by Evans is a premium selection of beautifully sophisticated pieces with a classic and formal edge. We love the bold prints, fashionable embellishments and statement pieces in the AW13 drop – what’s not to love about the Beaded Bolero Jacket?!
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Looking for stunning, statement investment pieces? Go for Sorrento. We see Sorrento as our dark and dramatic evening range, with gorgeous hand embellished pieces and perfect cover-ups for your evening occasions.
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Scarlett & Jo
The most fun and fearless of our brands, Scarlett & Jo loves a party as much as we do. Choose from dramatic maxis to hand bead embellished shift dresses, the infamous Powerfit dress and more, for your style savvy wardrobe.
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For all of your party requirements, Ice Blossom boasts glitzy detailing and stunning chiffon silhouettes. Simply add a killer heel, a slick of red lipstick and your girlfriends!
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Which is your favourite brand and style?
Get ready for the festive season with our newest trend edit.
Inspired by the romantic city of Paris, ‘Midnight in Paris’ inspires your evening look with dramatic burgundy, cerise and midnight blue, paired with must-have soft silhouettes and feminine details. Simply add cerise red and midnight blue to your everyday look for an effortlessly chic look.
Here are our must-haves:
Purple Two Tone Tunic (£39.50);
Cerise Pink Lace Detail Shirt (£35);
Navy Diamante Square Top (£35);
Grey Animal Print Shirt (£35);
Black Cocktail Glass Motif Jumper (£35);
Cerise Pink Lace Skater Dress (£45).
Micro trend alert! This season is all about cosy layering, the finishing details and subtle textures, so we’re loving the quilted look. It’s the perfect way to bring some heritage chic to your look and keep things looking tailored and feminine.
We’ve been counting down the days for this Black Studded Biker Jacket (£65) to arrive and it doesn’t disappoint. Spotted on the gorgeous Lisa Riley in her style video series, this jacket tops the charts for us in the warm-enough-for-autumn, light-enough-for-indoors stakes. Just look at those delicate gold studs and metal look zips, perfect for styling up little dresses or staple jeans alike.
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Put your best foot forward with these dainty Nude Quilted Pumps (£29.50). Footwear by Evans is designed especially with a wider fit and special features including our breathable, padded lining for the perfect fit and utmost comfort. We love teaming these low block heeled pumps with jeans and a simple knit for those rain-free days.
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Practical and pretty with a stylish edge, you just can’t beat a quilted coat. The Black Longline Quilted Coat (£65) has been our go-to choice for particularly chilly mornings. With a 100g wadding to balance warmth and comfort without being bulky, it is great for everyday wear and the belt detail is perfect for cinching in your figure.
For something a little more feminine and occasion worthy, the Grey Quilted Sleeve 2-in-1 Coat (£69.50) is hanging on the back of our door ready to suit up and look ultra stylish. The funnel neck collar was all over the AW13 catwalks and we’ve added it to this grey number and shimmied in some black quilted PU sleeves for a look you’ll love. What’s more? The swing inspired shape suits every shape.
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Last but certainly not least is the Black Boucle PU Sleeve Coat (£69.50). A standout choice with a catwalk worthy collarless cut and PU trims, the coat has a wool-boucle effect body and gorgeous quilted PU sleeves for a covetable texture clash look.
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New In for the autumn/winter is Clements Ribeiro Swan AW13. A swift departure from the SS13 Holiday range, the newest pieces to come from design duo Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro is inspired by the 40′s with a splash of Art Deco.
Polka dots, bird prints and playful colour combos are the key to your Clements Ribeiro Swan AW13 look. The collection is oh so perfect for layering up and teaming with wardrobe staples, with fun, feminine and playful details.
Which piece is your favourite?
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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?
Revealing the plus size fashion design talent of the future, Cut for Evans is our groundbreaking initative that encourages young designers to be bold in their creativity.
We challenged students at Bournemouth University and Kingston University, both known for their strong print and knitwear design divisions.
Following an intense judging session headed up by our in-house design and buying teams, Louise Court – editor of Cosmopolitan, Kat Byrne – fashion editor of Closer, and Remi Ray – blogger and founder of Plus Size Fashion Weekend, we selected two designers whose collections will be launched exclusively with us.
Alice Farrow BA (Hons) Fashion Studies from Bournemouth University impressed with the contemporary and bold print designs, whilst Rebecca Partington’s fun and unique knitwear collection is predicted to be a High Street hit.
Cut for Evans launches in Evans stores and online in 2014. Watch this space…
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