Cut For Evans - The Marmite Effect

You might have read that earlier this week I was lucky enough to be invited to the Cut For Evans launch. For me, seeing the clothes on proper bodies rather than a mannequin was a massive step forward. The clothes look great on the website but seeing them on people made all of the difference.

The Cut For Evans is a massive step forward & a huge leap from anything Evans have really done in the past - so I get that it will split opinion but I didn't realise quite how much it would. I made the 'mistake' of reading some of the comments on the Evans Facebook page after the launch, and I was flabbergasted at some of the comments left.

I 'like' how lots of different women commented about how they wouldn't/shouldn't/couldn't wear the collection because of their size - as if this was a blanket rule for everyone. We work so hard to prove that fashion is inclusive of all sizes and comments like this really set it so far back! Thankfully Evans have deleted lots of the really negative comments but it means that I can't quote them here - sorry!

Anyway - I have seen LOADS of women in these clothes and I think they look fab. I have loved seeing different women, with different shapes and their own individual styles wearing these outfits - so I thought I would share them with you. I can understand if the Cut For Evans range is not for you, but I don't know how anyone can say that this range is 'hideous' across the board... Look at these fierce, fabulous fatties rocking the range....
George from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust and Mel from Upon The Sea

My gorgeous friend Joanne - Not a blogger, but how fab does she look!?

Image thanks to Laura at Pocket Rocket - Ms Bartoz, Lauren and Margie

Liris Crosse from and Bethany from Arched Eyebrow

Wearing the knitted top in two different ways - Bethany from Arched Eyebrow

Whitney from Americas Next Top Model and I (not wearing Cut For Evans.. Yet!)

Felicity Hayward at British Plus Size Fashion Weekend

Sally from The Human Mannequin


Personally I think each of the girls look amazing in their outfits, however even if you don't I can't see how you can say that as a blanket response to the collection that it doesn't look good on big bodies or that it hasn't been designed with larger girls in mind - because the vastly different shapes and sizes shown above show that it can mostly definitely be rocked if you want to!

What do you think of the collection?

Debz xx

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  1. Its so nice to see so many different bodies rocking the collection! Thanks so much for including me Debs :) xx

  2. Thanks so much for the photos - I've really wanted to see photos of someone wearing the jumpsuit. I am liking the collection more and more with each photo I see. I love seeing how they look in "real life", not just on hangers or mannequins. I can't believe people are so rude about these clothes, and even worse are making personal remarks about the people wearing them. Victoria beckham, Dolce and Gabbana, Browns and loads of other designers have similar clothes in their S/S 2014 collections and people will happily go out and pay a fortune for those because of the labels. Evans brings out a designer range at high street prices, and all the troll and whingers can do is b*tch! xxx

  3. ugh--I hate it when other plus-sized women say "this is not for larger women." They certainly have the right to speak for themselves but not for me. I love this collection. I wish we had something going on like that on this side of the pond. Your photos are FABULOUS.

  4. I love the jumsuit, and yes, plus size people are too scared of wearing colors...