Fit & Flatter Dress Guide
At Sydney's Closet, we know that you want a dress that will make you look and feel amazing! With so my styles, shapes, colors, and designs to choose from, how can you ever browse through all the choices to find a fabulous dress that will fit and flatter your perfect curvy figure? Not to worry, Sydney's has you covered (literally)! Follow the steps in this Fit & Flatter Dress Guide we've created to help you determine your basic body-type, shape, and style of our Sydney's dresses that best compliment your figure.
First, learn which body type you are similar to. Then, browse dress styles and learn which style best compliments your curvy figure. Last, shop the dress styles that flatter your figure.*
*PRO TIP: Sydney's Closet designs our dresses exclusively for the plus-size body. Most of our dresses will flatter your unique curves and work well for many body shapes. Still not sure what dress to choose? Contact us today to consult with our dress experts to find the dress of your dreams!
Note: this is simply a guide—you wear what makes you look and feel fabulous, no matter what!
Dress Styles for Different Body Types
Like its namesake fruit, the apple body type's widest measurement is in the middle. Your shoulders, hips, and legs are slimmer in proportion. The best dress styles for Apple Shape body types are Empire & Wrap dresses.
Your largest measurement is across your chest. Your hips and midsection may be curvy, but on a smaller scale. The best style of dress for a more Busty body type would be A-line gowns. Also try a V-neck style or a fitted bodice with a fuller flared hem.
Sharing a similar, triangular shape as this type’s namesake vegetable, you have wider-set shoulders with slimmer legs. The best dress styles for Inverted Triangle body shapres are A-line & Ballgown.
Your hips and bust measurements are close in size, with a naturally slimmer waist.
Much like the fruit, your top is more narrow than your lower half. Your hips, bum, and thighs are where your widest measurements are. A-line, Ballgown, Wrap, Empire
You have less distinction between your bust, waist, and hips -- they are generally the same measurements.
Straight A Fit
Classic style and flattering fit makes the A-line gown a go-to design for anyone and everyone. The simple A-shaped silhouette accentuates all body types with a fitted bodice and gradually flared skirt. You’ll look and feel elegant and sophisticated.Shop All A-Line Dresses
Fairy Godmother Approved
Ball Gown Style
The ball gown is the most formal of all evening wear designs, reserved for grand occasions like a black-tie event, gala, or Prince Charming’s ball. This dress is all about making an entrance and gliding through like a princess—make that a queen.Shop All Ballgown Dresses
Fit For Royalty
The Empire Dress
Ethereal. Romantic. Regal. This dress evokes thoughts of Greek Goddesses and Shakespearean heroines with its long, flowing skirt and flattering silhouette.Shop All Empire Dresses
The Perfect Fit
Sleek and sexy, Fitted dresses accentuate your natural, beautiful shape. As you can imagine, these styles are fitted throughout the bodice and even into the skirt. Fitted dresses let you be bold and celebrate your curves.Shop All Fitted Dresses
Make Waves With
The Mermaid Dress
This aquatic-inspired style gives new meaning to fit and flare. Sleek and sexy throughout the bodice and hips, this style fans out at the knee, giving the seemingly Fitted style major drama.Shop All Mermaid Dresses
It’s A Cinch
The Wrap Dress
The Wrap dress is universally known as one of the most flattering silhouettes a woman can wear. The V-neck shape, cinched waist, and flared skirt highlight the best features of any shape. Diane Von Furstenburg, we owe you one!Shop All Wrap Dresses