Evans Up Their Game!

24 Mar

When it comes to shopping, I am at that ‘inbetweeny’ size where I can still find what I want on the high street and online without relying on plus size lines. I have always been grateful for this, and will usually turn to stores such as Evans for things like wide calf boots and jeans. This means that when I was recently given the chance to select ten items from Evans, I panicked and fretted that I would struggle to find anything at all that I would like and want to wear.

I needn’t have worried.

As I am London based, I visited the Marble Arch store and felt welcomed from the moment I walked in. The store opened recently, and is large, spacious and well laid out, with plenty of staff around. I explained who I was to the manager, and she left me to browse, telling me to ask for help should I need any.

In no time at all I had around ten items in my arms, and I headed for the changing rooms. I went for a size 18 in everything, and I’m pleased to say that I was spot on or had to size down in most cases. Below are some photos of my haul, as well as the links to them on the website.

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This dress blew me away! I actually picked it up on a whim, thinking it was quite frumpy but still appealing. In the end, I loved it so much I wore it to the press event that I attended later that day!
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You can read all about that by clicking here.

I thought that this dipped hem dress was the perfect mix of smart and casual, and could easily be dresses up or down. I rather liked it with a black bolero, click here for a similar one.

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I also liked how it looked with a denim jacket, which fit perfectly AND did up over my boobs in a size 14!

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I paired these looks with these fab shoes – oh so comfy with the chunky heel, and oh so George with the t-bar strap!ย  I teamed the whole look with these gorgeous bracelets that matched the colours in the dress perfectly.

The next items that I had to have were ones that I have tried before – this tunic and these leather look leggings from the awesome Scarlett&Jo.

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When I was shown the leggings by the awesome Lucy of Scarlett&Jo, I admitted that they were really not my style. I am a sucker for a knee length dress and a bare leg, and so I didn’t see the need for the leggings… until I tried them on and fell a little bit on love!

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It’s a slightly edgier look that I am used too, but I love that I have the option, and I have always been curious about pleather leggings!

I of course had to try some jeans from Evans, and my huge bottom and I are rather fond of a high waisted (read “arse accommodating”) pair of jeans. This khaki pair looked perfect!

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The jeans were a fab length on me, and actually quite flattering, despite the colour being lighter than I am used too. I adore skinny jeans, and my only gripe with these was the usual…

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The gape slightly at the waist. It’s nothing that a belt won’t fix, and it didn’t put me off them in any way.

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This super cute heart print cardigan looked perfect with the jeans, and was a perfect snuggly fit in a 16. I was torn between that and the button up version, but in the end I favoured the longer cut.

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With all this snow and general shit weather we’ve had recently, I was eternally grateful that item number ten was this size 14 jacket. It fits like a dream, even with a hoodie and t shirt underneath, it’s a fab length, lightweight and warm.

As ever, I rocked a Freya Deco underneath my items ๐Ÿ™‚

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There were several other items that I toyed with getting, and it was a hard job for me to whittle my items down to ten. I wanted to go buck wild on the jewellery as I am like a magpie around beautiful shinies. The coral Scarlett&Jo tunic was something I found hard to walk away from. And after seeing the gorgeous Nicolette Mason in this I was sorely tempted to grab one for myself…

However, I am happy with my decisions and I am seriously impressed with Evans and their in-house brands. I have never ever been able to walk into any shop and have that much success. Pretty much everything I brought into the changing room fit perfectly, which shows excellent sizing consistency (and also excellent service from the lady who worked in there and brought me the few extra sizes that I needed!) and I managed to identify a huge number of items that I wanted within minutes of entering the store. Granted, these items were gifted to me by way of thanks for being involved in the forthcoming Clements&Ribiero range, but I think you’ll agree that my hoard is a good one and my decision to snag them has nothing to do with the fact that they were free.

Have you found anything amazing in Evans recently? What are your favourites from my recent new wardrobe additions?

15 Responses to “Evans Up Their Game!”

  1. Sophierosehearts March 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

    That first dress looks amazing on you, as do all of the clothes ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sophie x

  2. Sharin March 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Looking great girl, what’s your secret?

  3. Katie March 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Gosh… you’re shrinking! You look brilliant!

  4. Rachael March 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Those jeans look fab, been a bit hesitant at ordering a pair of highwasted jeans but you’ve just made up my mind. I love you being a cheeky flasher ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. shapeplusstyle March 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I’d admired the first dress in an earlier post you had uploaded – might have to hop over to Evan’s and have a look now. Also, the high-waisted jeans we’re really flattering on your derriere, might have to check some of those out too whilst I’m there!

    • Celeste March 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

      You are definitely shrinking, but still maintaining those curves! Good for you!

  6. DDFann March 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Georgie, you look gorgeous as always. You have such a beautiful smile and a knock out body, you look great in what ever you wear, but the dresses are jeans are great too.

  7. LindseyLoves March 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I did have a look at the Evans range – which is place I have never really looked at before. Finding structured work pieces can be difficult with big boobs so thought I would have a look at. I was a bit disappointed that all their clothes are what i would call ‘comfort’ clothes and not really suitable for a smart office let alone business wear. Shame.

  8. Pink Haired Princess March 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I saw Evans post this on FB yesterday and thought you looked fabulous (as always). I really like that dip hem dress, it looks much prettier on you than it does on the website.

  9. Michelle Sharp March 30, 2013 at 12.53 #

    George you look absolutely fantastic in that last photo of the jeans and heart cardigan x

  10. Pam April 1, 2013 at 12.53 #

    btw, the flower in our hair is super cute!

    • Pam April 1, 2013 at 12.53 #

      your hair.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. flirtylingerie2008 June 24, 2013 at 12.53 #

    The Turquoise and Black dress is my favorite. It’s really flattering on you!

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