Evans are probably one of the most well known plus size clothing stores in the UK and this article contains Evans plus size clothing reviews covering all aspects of Evans clothing from their physical stores, to their online presence and through to the actual products themselves.
Evans UK plus size clothing stores
At the time of writing this article Evans currently have 180 stores within the UK and Ireland – these stores are in high streets, shopping centres and overall give Evans a very strong presence within the retail space here in the United Kingdom. It is definitely a fair statement to say that Evans are the largest and most known physical clothing store in the UK.
Evans state on their website that they are run by plus size women and so have a very good understanding of UK plus size fashion for that very reason.
Evans have a very strong model for high street stores in the UK and they receive mostly positive reviews for this – all of their stores are well laid out, they have a fair range of clothing and always have well trained staff that can assist you with your purchases. Evans do have a range of staff members, some of them would calss themselves as plus size and others not – overall this gives them a good range of expertise rather than deliberately trying to put themselves in a small box of just “plus size staff”.
Evans online Presence
The next part of our review process took us to Evans online presence. Specifically we first we reviewed the Evans UK plus size clothing website – this site is a fully fledged ecommerce site that has a very comprehensive inventory of their products ranging from clothing, shoes, lingerie right through to accessories and even a section dedicated to plus size brands such as Curvy kate and Sculptresses by Curvissa.
Something that we always look for when doing plus size clothing reviews is for the presence of plus size models. When we were reviewing Evans plus size clothing we noticed that Evans use models with a fuller figure in general on their website but they do not tend to use many models with a larger dress size than that – so this feels a little bit restrictive and we feel like women with a larger dress size, bigger bust etc would not get a good understanding of what an item of clothing might look like on their figure.
We compared this to some other plus size clothing retailers, especially in the US, and they have a much wider range of models sporting their clothing – ranging from a slightly curvy figure up to much larger models – we feel this is a bit more comprehensive an approach than what Evans offer on their website.
Evans plus size clothing reviews
The next and final part of our review process for Evans was to look at the clothing itself. We looked across their entire range at the various items of clothing that Evans have on their website and we categorized it into the following categories:
1.Comfort – did the clothing have comfort in mind for the plus size figure?
2.Fashion – Was the clothing up to date with modern fashion trends for 2016?
3.Style – was the clothing stylish overall?
We rated Evans clothing on these 3 factors and gave a score out of 10 for each one – this is something that we will use as a benchmark in future for clothing reviews of other plus size fashion retailers.
We beleive that the range of clothing offered by Evans does cater for comfort in a big way and so we scored them 9/10.
We beleive Evans provides a good range of current fashion through its relationship with various plus size fashion brands but we feel that Evans “outsources” this to some extend and so we scored Evans 7/10 for fashion.
The style of clothing offered by Evans is slightly limited in our opinion – there are a lot of items available in store and online but it feels a little bit more like a “safe” range of clothing for the plus size figure and we feel a little bit like a lot of their ranges are designed to make you blend in rather than stand out. We feel a little bit let down by Evans here and feel that they could do more to promote confidence in your figure by offering a more contemporary range of clothing. For this reason we have given Evans 6/10 for style.
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