Monday, 27 May 2013

The Lips Have It OOTD




I've never worn a great deal of Evans clothing. In the past I've found it to be quite pricey and maybe I've harboured old resentments as for a long time the company dominated the plus size clothing arena and I often really disliked what was on offer.
Over the last few years though the brand have started offering capsule collections with edgier designs  and I am slowly revising my opinion of them. Beth Dittos range was quite exciting and more recently they have been working with design duo Clements Ribeiro  on the Swan range.
I already felt quite positive about this collection as they used some of my favourite plus size bloggers in the campaign and from the pictures I saw of them it looked right up my street, quirky kitschy prints on bright colours and nice shapes.
Ive actually brought two pieces from the collection and this is the first. 
I fell in love with the lipstick print when I saw Callie from The corners of the curve blog and Bethany from My Arched eyebrow wearing it for the Evans promo shoot. 
As a lipstick junkie this dress is just perfect
At £39.50 its quite expensive for a jersey dress but as a make up artist the lipstick motif is just irresistible.I spend my life surrounded by discarded tissue with lip imprints on so it really speaks to me.


Ive never worn this shape before but I'm really liking it

I know this collection has been a bit of a marmite thang with some plus size hotties hating the shapes of the dresses and also the fabrics used but I absolutely love it. 
My hair is a bit wild today-not sure why

This Lip print jersey dress is a simple shift style with a wide neck and runs very true to size. Ive cinched it in with a little belt and worn it over leggings but it looks just as good unbelted.I feel a little bit like an art teacher in it, all I'm missing is two pencils stuck in my hair.I think its the shape. Its a departure for me but one I really like.


This feels a bit art teacher chic

Hello Kitty-perfect for this quite camp dress

The jersey feels very good quality and I adore the vibrancy of the print. For me its all about the design and I adore this one so much. It reminds me of an old Miss Selfridge print which adorned their make up bags back in the day.
It feels fun and kitsch so Ive accessorised with a Hello Kitty necklace and pink bow pumps.
Bravo Evans-you are back on my good side


I'm wearing this for a make up artist gig I've been booked for so its very apt.
I have to say I'm feeling a lot more love for Evans since they have launched this range. Sure not every piece is my cup of tea but I like quite a few of the designs, a lot. Bravo!
Have you brought any of the Swan range? would this collection entice you back to shopping at the original fatty clothes shop?

Don't waste your life waiting to be a different size or shape before you feel you can enjoy clothes and fashion. Live in the here and now. 
There is more than one version of style and beauty. Don't let others define you. 
For more outfit posts check out my curvy girl style page-fit to bursting with pictures of me prancing around shaking what my mama gave me.

The Vintage Pamperbox is nominated for an award

The Vintage Pamperbox has been nominated for "Best Vintage Wedding event supplier" in the National vintage awards. I'm not sure if we will be shortlisted but I am so chuffed to be included. Me and Lilly have worked so hard at building up our little business it really is like my second child. If you think we deserve to win please cast your vote here it only takes a few minutes and would mean the world to me.


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4 comments:

  1. I've bought a lot from the previous two Swan collections, but nothing from this one so far. I really love the kitschy prints and fun feel this time, but the shapes are making me hesitant. I don't feel they are very 'me'.

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  2. I mainly only buy shoes and "cut for a pear" jeans from evans these days. Their basic clothes are far too expensive but not of great quality. Apart from the capsule collections, I don't think Evans have kept up with trend aware plus size fashion stores like New Look, Simply Be, Asos, AX etc.

    I haven't bought from the Swan collection this time, it's not really cut for a pear shape. I wonder how much longer Evans will be around on the high street. Their shops seem to be closing very quickly, from what people are saying on Facebook.

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  3. I buy basics at evans, like workwear, jeans etc, and this year a lot of winter casuals from one of their collections, but otherwise they seem to be stuck in the M&S rut of bright pattens and floppy cardies for their summer ranges. The quality of their fabrics has gone down while prices has gone up. In the town where I work they closed the evans branch even tho it was always busy, but the two stores in the town where I live are always empty. I shop at M&co and yours.

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  4. I love it, looks really stylish!

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