A-line Plus Size Formal Prom Dress Sydney's Closet

A graceful and classic design that narrows at the top of the dress then tailors close to body before flaring gently into an "A." Remember, A-line dresses always flatter every body shape!

  • Hides big hips, bottoms and tummies
  • Balances your entire body with bust
  • Creates curves to round out a straight figure
  • Makes you look taller, thinner, leaner and longer

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Empire Plus Size Formal Prom or Bridal Dress Sydney's Closet

A dress cut with a high waist seams that falls directly under the bust then lows into a long, loose skirt with no defined waistline. An ideal classic design that flatters a figure heavy through the middle and tummy. When in doubt, opt for an evening gown with an Empire waist. The key is to fit the dress to your bust and let it flow freely to the hem of the skirt.

  • Disguises thick waistline; Hides big tummy and a large stomach
  • Plays up small busts to help where Mother Nature left off
  • Makes you look taller if you're petite
  • Be sure to fit to your bust when shopping for an evening dress in an Empire design.

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Ball Gown Plus Size Formal Prom Dress Sydney's Closet

A fairy-tale design favored by Cinderella with a fitted bodice and waist that falls into a poufy skirt layered with crinoline underneath. Flatters an hourglass figure with a well-proportioned waist, waist and hips. Caution: if you're petite this design of evening gown can easily overwhelm your figure.

  • Hides hips
  • Highlights bust
  • Look for a ball gown with a lace-up back for an easier fit.


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Super sexy style that is typically designed with a straight, slim  shaped closely to your body. Flatters tall and thin bodies. Consider wearing a great shaper under a body-con. The result will be smoother curves. .

  • Minimizes hips
  • Disguises tummy
  • Perfect for well-toned figures
  • Super sexy

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Mermaid Prom Formal Gown Plus Size Tips by Sydney's Closet

Designed almost identical to a bodycon dress with a very fitted torso that flare outs at or below the knee into a full skirt. Flatters tall, trim figures with an hourglass shape.

  • Plays up your bust
  • Draws attention to your hips
  • Best worn if you are evenly proportioned.
  • Steer clear if you have a large tummy.
  • Look for a mermaid with a lace-up back. You'll get a more comfortable and flattering fit!
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Princess Silhouette Plus Size Sydney's Closet Gowns

Vertical panes that follow the natural shape of body define this dress style. Flatters your lower body. A classic silhouette that you can be confident is always in style.

  • Minimizes hips
  • Disguises tummy
  • Figure-friendly: creates a long, lean look
  • Smooth and flowing design
  • Plan on wearing shape wear to smooth out your curves
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