I haven’t posted for a few days… I think my brain is still recovering from my six-pair shoe blow-out. That was a bit reckless, wasn’t it? But dammit – I look stylish!
Anyway, my post today is going to be a bit of a rant, I’m afraid. A rant about our old friend, Evans.
I’m not even sure where to begin, because looking through their current offerings, there are only a few pieces that even momentarily draw my attention – and they’re all in the ominously titled “Collection”.This dress is one of the best things on the site at the moment – the one glimmer of hope in an abyss of geometic flowers and elasticated gypsy tops. And it will only set you back a measley £85. Why not get two?!
Everything else on the webesite is the epitomy of everything that curvy women hate. No, larger patterns don’t make us look smaller. They just give people on the street migraines. And no, no-one wants white wide-leg crinkle trousers. The name sounds like a dish from Masterchef, and the product is hideous as well as unflattering to EVERYONE.
I’m afraid, bearing all of this in mind, I won’t go into Evans again for the forseeable future, or at least when someone tells me they have changed their designs or released an exciting collaboration. Before, I was sutured to them in that they were my sole (gettit?) shoe provider. But now I have Clarks (which are better fitting, better designed and infinitely better quality). I no longer need Evans for it’s questionable designs and half-hearted output.
This has been a long-time coming, and I think Evans can no longer monopolise the plus-size highstreet market, and, as with anything in this world, you need to continually evolve to stay alive. Evans has not evolved with other plus-size destinations, and I’m sad to say that today, Evans, you have lost a very loyal customer indeed.
I’m sure we’ll meet again in the future – but until then, have a nice life.