Like so many teens, Tayja Jones got seriously glam for prom 2016. Until prom bullying almost ruined her night.
This year, she chose to wear our best-selling Little Tease Prom Dress
- a sassy, short, style dress with multi-color sequins splashed on the bodice. Tayja looked glam head-to-toe with a crown of soft flowing curls and shimmery heels for Prom 2016 at Pottsgrove High, ennsylvania.
Unfortunately, the next morning Tayja was horrified to discover that her Prom photos posted on social media had gone viral.
She cried when she read the Prom bullying postings from insensitive and ignorant Internet and "health-concern" trolls who made nasty comments about her appearance.
Within hours the critics were drowned by thousands and thousands of Tayja fans. They even created a Twitter hashtag for their new BFF: #TeamTayja.
Before she could even dry her tears, Tayja racked up thousands of fans (including us!) on Social Media who rushed to stand by her side. Waves of compliments poured in from curvy teens and women across the U.S. who noted her amazingly fierce Prom style.
Top fashion magazines jumped in too! Teen Vogue raved on their website about her fashion choice saying Tayja wore "a totally gorgeous, sparkly dress.
" At Cosmopolitan's website, writer Laura Beck dished out this super kind kudo: "Her dress is the one I wish I wore to prom. So cute!
" (Thanks Laura, it's one of our faves too !
All the media buzz brought attention to curvy teens like Tayja who can be targets of Prom bullying - on and off line. At Sydney's Closet we understand the hurt, pain and anger plus size teens can suffer. We cater exclusively to women ages 16 to 60 who wear sizes 14 to 40. Read our story
Our mission at Sydney's Closet is to empower teens and women of all sizes and shapes to look - and feel - glamorous when they dress up for life's special occasions - whether it is Prom, Weddings
or any special occasion from a holiday party to a family celebration.
We strongly condemn bullies and any others who disparage, discriminate or attempt to victimize any woman because of her weight or dress size.
We're thrilled and honored to have Tayja among our Happy Customers
Be sure to stayed tuned. We can't wait to show you the 2017 Prom dress
we are designing for Tayja!
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