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Shop Sydney’s Closet for fashion-forward plus size dresses for special occasions


Prom, Wedding, Evening Formal, Cocktail party or any celebration.

Look glamorous when you dress up and feel fabulous wearing a Sydney's Closet design. Plus size special occasion dresses in sizes 14 to 40 is our speciality. It's all we do! We’re passionate about designing dresses exclusively for teens and women with real curves to wear to once-in-a-lifetime events.

Our founder and President, Phyllis Brasch Librach, started Sydney’s after she couldn’t find a Prom dress that fit her curvy daughter. Read her story and you’ll understand where we get our passion for fashion for full-figured women and teens.

We never take a small dress and try to just make it bigger. We create our sample design on a size 16 and use that as a guide to make a pattern with a flattering fit in a fashionable style.

No matter what special occasion you're dressing up for, Sydney’s can help you find the plus size dress of your dreams. Year round we stock thousands of stylish designs in our vast closet. Our racks are always packed with hard-to-find dresses in plus sizes 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 and hard-to-find sizes 34, 36, 38 and 40.

Discover trendy plus size dresses to fit your curves and flatter your fashion style. Feel elegant wearing a timeless and classic black chiffon long formal to a black tie event. Or be irresistibly charming and romantic in a sweeping ball gown at a military ball. Show your flirty side wearing a sexy Little Black Dress for a night on the town or the office holiday party. Be bold and oh-so fashionable when you wear a Sydney’s maxi dress with matching shrug to an informal beach or destination wedding.


Running out of time before your special occasion?

Even if you're in a hurry, we can help. Most orders ship the next business day. Facing a real fashion emergency? Express shipping always available.


Plus Size Homecoming and Prom Dresses

For the Homecoming 2024 Collection, short dresses are all the rage with teens who want to kick up their heels at the big dance. But the wait for long formal dresses for big girls is almost over!

You’re just weeks away from getting your first look at trendy 2025 plus size Prom gowns in hot colors and sexy styles. Look forward to our biggest and best selection ever of short plus size Prom dresses and long formal ones. Shop flowing chiffon styles in an Empire design. Or feel like a celebrity on the red carpet in a fitted Mermaid style that shows off your curves. Always had a dream of being Cinderella? Make that dream come true dancing with your Prince Charming in a glittering ball gown. Shopping tip: order shop early for the best selection. Hot styles sell out fast.


Plus Size Wedding Dresses and Gowns

Wedding bells ringing? Look like the picture-perfect bride in a casual or formal wedding gown designed by Sydney’s Closet. Whether you’re planning a traditional ceremony in a house of worship or you will say, “I do” on a beach, we have the wedding gown you’ll love at first sight - and so will he!


Black Tie Invite?

Shop our formal evening gowns shimmering with hand-sewn beads or wear a classic ball gown that swirls on the dance floor.


Tight Budget?

No problem! Hit our sale rack for big bargains on deeply discounted special occasion dresses that are so affordable you will have money left over to shop our accessories.

For true head-to-toe glam, don’t miss our selection of evening shoes in wide widths, evening purses and evening gloves for the most formal events including military balls and family celebrations. Remember, the secret to a slimming fit for your curves is shapewear!


Sydney’s Closet Pledge

We pledge to make shopping for plus size dresses for life’s celebrations stress free, fun and easy. Afterall, it may be a dress for one night - or day- but you’ll have the memories for a lifetime.

So many customers share horror stories with us of trying unsuccessfully to find the dress of their dreams. We turn the nightmare into a dream. We’ve done it for tens of thousands of women and teens. Now it’s your turn!

We’d love to hear from you. Send your questions, comments or ideas and of course, pictures of you looking glam in a Sydney's Closet design.

Happy shopping!