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A-line Plus Size Dresses

Shopping for a trendy plus size A-line dress for the next special occasion on your social calendar? Find a fashionable selection of plus size dresses in flattering A Line designs when you shop online at Sydney’s Closet for all your social events.

Our irresistible assortment of Aline skirts includes casual, semi-formal, formal and wedding dresses.  This style looks gorgeous on everything from a casual maxi dress to a short Little Black Dress to a long, formal evening dress suitable for a  military, Mardi Gras or masquerade ball. An A-line wedding gown in plus sizes makes a bride look beautiful when she goes down - and up - the aisle.  

And did we mention A-line special occasion dresses look  A-mazing in any solid color as well as stunning when designed in print fabrics.  

Necklines for A-line Skirts

All types of flattering dress necklines look fabulous with a skirt in an A-shaped pattern: 

  • Scoop
  • Halter 
  • V neck
  • Square
  • Off -the -shoulder
  • One- shoulder
  • Sweetheart
  • Queen Anne
  • Jewel 

When wearing an A-line skirt, you have the option of selecting a sleeveless bodice or if you want to cover your arms select a design with cap, short, elbow or long sleeves. 

 A-Line Dresses Never Go Out of Style

Let fashion trends rage and fade, but an A-line dress always remains classic.
So go ahead. Fall in love with A-lines without worrying whether the look will be here today and gone tomorrow. Decades from now when you look back on photos of you at a special occasion in a formal or semi-formal A-line dress you will be thrilled you selected this timeless dress design.

A-line Dresses Always Fit

Remember, A-line dresses always fit any body shape whether your figure is an apple, pear, rectangle or hourglass. This silhouette is the most universally flattering of any dress design.  

If you in doubt, buy an A-line dress for your next special occasion knowing you can be confident the slight flare in the skirt plays up your figure assets and hides flaws.  It also works magic by balancing a figure that is top or bottom heavy.

What does an A-line dress look like?

The A-line style design is among the easiest of dress silhouettes to identify.  This style takes its name from the overall shape of the skirt that looks like a capital “A”. 

The pattern of the dress or gown fits closely to the waist. The key to an A-line skirt is that it gradually flares out at the hips before it widens at the hem.

Let Sydney’s Closet dress you in a plus-size a-line dress for any event on your social calendar when you want to look gorgeous and feel great.

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A-Line Plus Size Prom Dresses

A-line plus size Prom dresses for 2022 available when you shop at Sydney's Closet. Trendy styles designed to flatter curvy teens shopping for those hard-to-find plus sizes:  14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, and 40.

What is an A-line Dress Design?
A classic plus size A-line formal dress features a fitted bodice that tapers to a natural waistline then wide full skirt that gradually flares out more at the bottom. The dress earns its name because when completely finished, the skirt takes on the shape of the letter "A".

In the history of fashion,  A-line floor-length dresses remain in style and popular while other trends come and go. Why? The design always slims any body type: hourglass, pear-shaped or inverted triangle.  A-line gowns with large sweeps on the hem look especially elegant and sophisticated for black tie events, balls and Prom 2022.

Five Reasons to Wear A-line Plus Size Prom Dresses:
  1. The classic formal evening wear design hides big hips making it ideal if your figure is pear-shaped. (That means that the largest part of your body is below your waist.) 
  2. But what should you do if your figure type more column shaped? In that case, let an A-line design work its magic by adding the illusion of curves that are missing from your straight shape.
  3. Got a tummy you want to hid? Plus size A-line dresses work perfectly for your full figure - as long as you are sure that skirt skims your tummy. If the skirt is too tight in the belly it will backfire by creating wrinkles or pulls that only draw attention to the area you are trying to hide. 
  4. A Prom frock with an A-line design always makes everyone - no matter what your body type - always look taller and thinner in person and in photos you'll keep forever of your special occasion.
  5. Last, but not least, A-line evening gowns are always comfortable, especially if you select one with a corseted back with lace-up ties.

Fit Tip: Always keep in mind that the key to getting the right size dress with an A-line skirt is to be totally certain that the gown fits your bodice. You want it tight but not so tight that it is hugging.

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A-Line Wedding Dresses Plus Size

Brides of any size or shape can always count on an A-line wedding gown to flatter their figure. This classic and flattering wedding dress style features a fitted bodice, natural waist and a full skirt that flows into a shape that mimics the letter "A".

Brides love this silhouette because it:

balances the design lines
creates a timeless design
leaves plenty of room to dance 
draws the eye up to the neckline 

A-line informal plus size wedding dresses that have layers of crinoline underneath create a fuller skirt that can be close to a bridal ball gown.
Other designs feature slimmer skirts with just a modified A shape. These A-line wedding gowns fit closer to the bride's body because the skirt is not as full.

Shop for plus size A-line wedding dresses in a variety of lengths from traditional long formal wedding gowns with cathedral trains to plus size short wedding dresses without a train.  

Look for A-line bridal gowns to come in a wide variety of rich, elegant fabrics: satin, Mikado satin, Duchess satin, taffeta, chiffon, and organza. Nothing is more romantic than an A-line dress in lace especially if it is designed with court or chapel train...

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Ball Gown Dresses Plus Size

Ball Gown Formal Dresses Plus Size

Shopping for ball gowns or ball dresses in plus sizes 14 to 40 to wear to your next formal occasion? Discover Sydney’s Closet online selection of stunning full length formal evening dresses in the grand ball-gown design.

The uniqueness of this elegant evening silhouette comes from the dramatic fullness of the skirt. The added volume is created by designing layers of crinoline underneath the top layer of fabric.

No other design of floor-length formal gowns for women is as classic and romantic as a ball gown. Who doesn’t remember being introduced to this dreamy design as a little girl. (Think of the blue long formal evening gown that Cinderella wore to the ball where the Prince fell in love with her at just one glance).

Fit tip: look for ball gowns with lace-up corsets backs for a comfortable and easy fit that might just eliminate the need for alterations to the bodice.

Sydney’s Closet offers plus size ball gown dresses in various popular colors from dark rich jewel tones to light, dreamy pastels. Discover gowns in luxurious and elegant fabrics such as satin, jacquard, brocade and tulle, the ultimate fairy-tale look.

Be the belle of the ball when you select a classic long formal designed as a ball gown dress for your next special and fancy occasion.  

Ball Gown Wedding Dresses

Brides who grew up dreaming of a fairy-tale wedding will definitely want to go down the aisle wearing a wedding ball gown. Nothing is more romantic for your special day. 

You don’t have to be getting married in a castle to wear a ball gown on your wedding day. The silhouette is equally dreamy going down the aisle of courtyard, a backyard, a beach, chapel or winery. Even if a pandemic forces you to cancel plans for a grand wedding, you can still wear a ball gown dress to your intimate nuptials and look like a Princess..

Ball Gown Prom Dresses

You’re ready to be crowned Prom Queen when you wear a Princess ball gown dress. For Prom 2022, find trendy colors such as ice blue, purple and black.

Dazzle the crowd wearing a bodice embellished with rhinestones, beads, crystals or lace and sparkling crystals. Pair it with a ball gown skirt designed with tiers of tulle or for a red-carpet look wear a skirt with a train.

Sydney’s Closet offers glamorous prom ball gowns and plus-size ball gown dresses with strapless, V-neck or halter necklines. Ball gowns dresses for Prom are all the rage in Southern states such as Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

Elegant Evening Ball Dresses

Prom and weddings top the list of special occasion where you can wear a full length formal ball gown.  But you can also wear this classic silhouette to:  Military Balls, Mardi Gras, Inauguration dances, red-carpet events and black tie weddings.

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Black Plus Size Prom Dresses

Black plus size prom dresses at Sydney's Closet rock. Arrive in style and be confident you will always look elegant and sophisticated in this timeless and magical color. 

Shop our fabulous collection of Prom 2022 plus size frocks in black.

  • Body-hugging mermaid styles  in rich laces.
  • Fairy-tale Princess ball gowns with full tulle skirts.
  • Classic strapless designs with flattering A-line satin skirts.  

The Magic of Black Prom Gowns

Black for evening is forever chic and at the same time strong. These chic black prom dresses never go out of style.  Plus it slims any shape figure creating a long, lean silhouette. 

So many girls can look glam in black because it flatters most all skin tones.
But do keep in mind a black prom dress can wash you out if you have a very pale complexion and light hair.
Same warning for redheads, blondes and strawberry brunettes.   

It may seem odd but not all elegant black Prom dresses look the same color. Just consider these shades of black: blackberry, licorice, ebony, midnight black and charcoal.

Styling Tips

You have endless options styling accessories for your black Prom gowns.
Go wild slipping on red shoes and a matching evening purse or stay classy with timeless pearl necklace and earrings.
For the ultimate fashion statement, dress head- to- toe in black for your big night.

If black bores you or seems to serious for the big party, then shop for a dress in eye-popping colors like fuchsia or shine like a Hollywood star in a metallic Prom frock.

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Black Tie Event Plus Size Dresses

Find a look that you will love with this collection of elegant and timeless plus size black-tie event dresses. These stunning plus size black-tie formal dresses include beautiful long dresses in a variety of styles, colors, and fabrics. It can be overwhelming to know what to wear. At Sydney's Closet, we have collected helpful fashion tips to make it easy for you to pick out the perfect black-tie formal gown for your event. That way, you can be sure to R.S.V.P with confidence and in an impeccable black-tie event style.

Choose an elegant plus size black-tie dress for a special event at night or a sophisticated gown for an upscale afternoon event. When in doubt, just remember that plus size formal evening ball gowns are always a sure bet for a special night. No other style is formal. So, if you wear a black-tie ball gown, you certainly won't risk being too under-dressed. Dress to impress with our range of plus size black-tie dresses.

A cautionary fashion note: you will want to avoid this silhouette of formal evening wear if you are short. The sheer volume of the gown's full skirt can overwhelm a petite figure. But if you're tall, the length of your body can carry a voluminous dress and make you look stunning.

Classic long plus size black-tie event formal dresses that hit the ankle or fall to the floor test the standard of time. Opting for the simplicity of a solid evening gown in a sensational fabric such as Mikado satin or taffeta shows elegance but can also include a modern flair. These formal evening dresses also give you a blank canvas to add your own fashion stamp with jewelry, hairstyle, and makeup. If you want to stand out in the crowd, consider plus size floral print dresses and keep accessories simple to focus the attention on the flowers. 

For a truly breathtaking look, shop for black-tie event dresses with details that dazzle like ruffles, feathers, sequins, crystals, rhinestones, beads, or pearls. If your long formal dress is sleeveless or one-shoulder, add a dramatic touch by wearing evening gloves that stretch to just your elbow or reach higher.

Remember, a black-tie event is your chance to dress to the nines! These special occasion formal dresses create a red carpet inspired look.


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Blue Plus Size Prom Dresses

Blue PROM-ises to be hot hue for 2022 plus size dresses. Look for rich shades of deep blue like Sapphire and Royal to steal the scene. 

No wonder Blue is always a top color for Prom girls. Blue flatters every complexion. The deepest, darkest blues offer great alternatives to black frocks for Prom if you're shopping for a slimming color in a great neutral.  

Stunning prom gowns come in more than a dozen shades: aquamarine, azure, baby blue, blueberry, cornflower, Carolina blue, cerulean, cerulean blue, cobalt, indigo, midnight, navy, periwinkle, royal, sky, sapphire, turquoise, and Wedgewood.

Plus-sized Prom dresses in any of these shades won't leave you feeling blue. In fact, babes that wear blue are known to take chances - and earn respect from others. 

The light blue plus size prom dress creates a fun mood and a sense of serenity. Nature buffs favor blue because it reminds them of the color of the sky and the oceans. A soft pastel blue let's dress up and look flirty too.

And did we mention that right shade of blue brings out the color in your eyes.

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Celebrations by Sydney's Closet

Introducing our Celebrations by Sydney's Closet Collection of sophisticated, fashionable plus size occasion dresses. Sydney's Closet designed this collection for the modern, fashion-savvy woman who wants to look gorgeous when she dresses up for life's special moments.

Celebrations Collection of dresses in plus sizes 14 to 32 takes you confidently from desk to drinks, dinner and then, who knows, maybe dancing!  Slip on a Celebrations' dress for girl's night out or a family party. Make a grand entrance at your company holiday party. Heading on the high seas? Pack Celebrations plus size cruise dress.

Best of all, these plus size semi-formal party dresses are designed to wake up your wardrobe in styles that are:

• fun without being too fancy or fussy.
• classic yet fashion-forward. 
• stylish but oh-so-comfortable. 
• versatile but never boring

You can count on the same flattering fit Sydney's perfect for our fabulous plus size formal evening gowns. We used the same Size Chart you've come to know and love.

And we can't resist mentioning Celebration dresses come with wallet-friendly prices so you won't break the budget dressing up! Be sure to check out our sale rack for the biggest and best bargains. 

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Empire Plus Size Prom Dresses

 Shop plus-size formal prom dresses at Sydney's Closet. These classic Empire evening gown designs work to create a very slimming silhouette for curvy teens of all sizes and figure types. 

What is an Empire Waist Formal Prom Dress?

How do you know if a style is designed with an Empire waist?  That's easy!  All you need to do is look for evening gowns where the waistline is raised above the natural waistline - and the bodice is fitted.

Depending on the designer, the height of Empire waist can vary from just about 2 inches above the natural waistline to the am Empire-waist seam that hits on the body at a point that is just directly under the bust cup. In some cases, designers opt to create a modified Empire design where the waist seam is sewn somewhere between the natural waistline and the bust line.

Regardless of where the seam hits on your body, the effect of the Empire waist design is that slims any shape figure. How? The silhouette of fitted bodice dresses hides any extra weight, bulges or rolls in the midriff and tummy area. The gathered skirt flows freely from the bodice seam in a loosely gathered skirt that remains unfitted at the waistline. No need to worry about adding a petticoat to this design.

Best of all, Plus size Empire waist prom dresses mean you can be oh-so-comfortable on your big night without worrying about seams pinching your waistline.

History of the Empire Waist Dress

Women's love affair with dresses featuring an Empire waist trace back to ancient Greece and Rome when loose-fitting tunics, cut in rectangle patterns with belts under the bust, were popular.

By the end of the 18th century, the style emerged as fashionable in the royal courts of Europe especially France. These loosely fitted evening dresses with bare arms were typically sewn in a light, white fabric The designs came as a sharp departure from by the structured and voluminous designs that were all rage just 20 years earlier.  Soon sleeves started appearing on Empire plus size formal dresses adding a modest and elegant design feature that made the design fancier.

As the style spread to England, it was favored by women who earned a high social status because they were rich enough to get the garments cleaned. 

Over the centuries formal frocks in this style remained in vogue among the elite who favored the freedom the less restricting high waist created.  

Today an Empire waist prom and dance dress never goes out of style whether it is plain or heavily embellished.

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Family Celebration Dresses Plus Size

Shopping for plus size dresses to wear to a family celebration? Of course you want to dress to impress all your relatives and be the envy of your long-lost cousins - no matter what the special occasion:

  • Anniversary Party
  • Baby naming
  • Baby shower
  • Bar Mitzvah
  • Bat Mitzvah
  • Birthday Bash
  • Bridal shower
  • Brunch
  • Cocktail Party
  • Engagement paper
  • Family dinner
  • Funeral
  • Graduation
  • Holiday party Reunion
  • Wedding

Plan Ahead

Begin by checking your 2019 calendar for family celebrations. Maybe you’ve already received save the dates cards?!?  Be sure that you give yourself plenty of time to shop whether to plan to browse and buy in stores or online. After all, you’re on the hunt for the perfect plus size celebration dress.

Leaving enough time to shop on or offline gives you the luxury of avoiding being pressured to settle for a plus size party dress for your celebration. The extra time also gives you the opportunity to get any necessary alterations needed to get a fit that perfectly hugs your curves.

Plus, who doesn’t love shopping for those details that dazzle like the perfect pair of shoes, the statement necklace and the show-stopping earrings or bracelet.

 You want to plan ahead at least three months - or even more if your family is going to stage a n upscale evening or black tie event. That dress code will call for you to wear a long formal or semi-formal dress.

Play it Safe

Remember, “less is always more” when it comes to dressing up for a special occasion with your relatives and friends. You will never go wrong opting for a plus size celebration dress designed in a classic silhouette. Be sure to shop for a style that flatters your full figure.

The goal is to avoid buying something to just wear once.  It’s a big mistake. Instead, splurge on something you will enjoying wear again and again, always earning excessive amounts of compliments for your impeccable fashion choice.

Photo Opp

Remember, there will be tons of pictures taken at the celebration so that’s another great reason to stick with styles that are sophisticated and timeless, You don’t want to look back on the photos from the fete years from now only to ask yourself: “What was I thinking when I wore that animal print?”

In general, it is a sound idea to skip wearing bold, over blown abstract patterns or tie-dye fabrics. These designs dominate the photos and take the focus off your pretty face - and the faces of the family.. Keep in mind also that if you opt to wear a white dress you definitely risk looking washed out in pictures and videos - depending on the lighting.

The easiest way to look pretty is by wearing a color that compliments your hair and skin color.  Be the lady who makes a grand entrance in a red dress. Or are you a hopeless romantic when it comes to your look? Win the crowd’s heart in an oh-girly floral print dress in soft pastels and a delicate pattern.  On the edgy side of fashion? Opt for a little black dress designed in a texture fabric or embellished with ruffles or fringe.

Day and Night Dresses

Daytime celebrations call for short party dresses or a stunning maxi style. Short can still be chic. Just be sure that you look for designs with fashion-forward style lines. Remember, a tea-length dress always looks sensational and instantly sends a Vintage vibe. For a relaxed but still polished look, slip on a maxi dress. You'll be comfortable and appropriately casual for any afternoon, especially one held poolside.

For those invitations you receive to late afternoon or early evening events, slip on a cocktail dress in an exquisite fabric like chiffon, satin, organza, taffeta or jersey.  Best if you save the sequin number for a fancy night party..


What Not to Wear:

  • Dresses that are too short, more than 2 inches about the knee
  • Stiletto heels - or any heels - over 3 inches high.  Save the sky high heels for Prom and big nights out.
  • Cropped tops. Best saved for the beach, pool and cruises.
  • Sheer bodices with no lining, Just too sexy for Unce Harry and Aunt Edith.

Need help finding a day or evening party dress? Contact our professional stylists!

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Gold Plus Size Prom Dresses

Subtle it is not, but we love gold plus size prom dresses designed in gold. Why? The hue is traditionally the go-to color for glamour, celebrity and fame. (Think the Oscar statue handed to the winners!).  

Prom is a golden chance to slip on a glamorous curve dress in this color favored by the Hollywood crowd and the jet set. What better way to stand out with a red carpet look then the glitz of gold that makes your skin look rich and beautiful - if you have dark hair and a lighter complexion with yellow undertones.  

If you'd rather not invest in the gold standard, shop our selection of silver prom dresses for another color that injectsmetal into your night.  Get ready to watch your inner light shine brightly! 


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Green Plus Size Prom and Evening Dresses

Long formal and short semi-formal dresses in every shade of green are all the rage for Prom 2022 and night time celebrations when you want to look glamorous.  

Make your friends see green with envy when you wear a plus-size green prom dress in any shade of this fresh hue.  There are endless tints and tones to green fabric that designers work with to create formal attire.  Here are just some of the most popular saturations of green gowns:  celadon, chartreuse, emerald, fern, forest, hunter, jade, kelly, lime, mint, moss, olive, and pine.

    So many shades of green mimic Mother Nature and pay a fashion nod to flowers, trees and shrubs blooming after the long, cold winter.  Go for a mint Prom gown to signal a Spring wardrobe wake-up. We're obsessed with mint because it is a pastel with a punch that comes from mixing fabric dyed with light blue and a pale yellow. 

    For a dramatic effect borrowed from red-carpet gowns favored by royals and celebrities, shop for olive or emerald green formal gowns.

    Shop Sydney's Closet online collection of green gowns in designs to fit and flatter your curvy figure: A-line dresses, Ball gowns, Fit and Flare, High-low, Mermaid, Trumpet.

      Green looks gorgeous in a variety of evening fabrics ideal for Prom or any special occasion on your social calendar: Satin, Sequins, Velvet, Chiffon, Lace, Metallic Jersey. 

      How to Wear a Green Evening Gown

      If you have a light complexion and blonde or red hair, a green Prom dress looks perfect on you. Green showcases your pale skin and makes your tresses stand out. Olive, forest green and emerald will look striking on you.

      And it sends a signal you're not only stylish but you are environmentally friendly too!


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      In Stock Dresses in Size 14-18

      Shop Sydney's Closet for a fabulous selection of fashionable curvy women's special occasion dresses in stock and ready to ship in sizes 14, 16 and 18.

      If you tend to typically wear a size 14, you know that shopping for a plus-size dress online or in a store gets tricky very quickly.
      The challenge is that for some "straight-size" brands a size 14 or 16 is one of the largest size they make.

      But depending on the style, fabric and cut, the dress you fell in love with can fit a tad too tight on your curves.
      On the other hand, if you shop for dress created by a brand that specializes in curves, the size 14 can be baggy leaving you with an unflattering boxy fit. 

      That very same fashion challenge applies to most teens and women if you wear a size 16 or size 18. 
      Both those sizes put you at the lower end of what is traditionally called plus size and the high end of what is considered straight sizes.

      (The fashion industry may contend plus size fashion starts after size 12.
      But many curvy women take the stand that 14 and 16 should be excluded from plus size and that plus size should start at size 18)

      To further exaggerate the sizing situation, the popularity of sizes 14, 16, and 18 means that whether you shop at a straight-size brand dresses for parties and special occasions are in high demand.
      That creates a disappointing shopping experience because these three popular sizes sell out first.

      The Fashion Solution. 

      At Sydney's Closet, we are dedicated exclusively to designing curvy women's special occasion dresses that are not only true to size but also comfortable.
      For a flattering fit, we focus on making sure the fabric skims your curves rather than hug tightly. 

      Not all teens and women who wear a size 14, 16 and 18 have the same figure type. Some are tall. Others are petite.
      Bodies can be shaped hourglass, pear or inverted triangle shapes. So we offer a wide choice of designs in styles that flatter different full figures: Ball Gown, Empire, Princess, Mermaid, Sheath and Trumpet. 

      The designs come in variety of looks to suit any fashion personality from must-have trends to timeless classics. 

      Shop online with confidence. You'll always look elegant and totally fabulous in a dress from Sydney's. And be prepared to earn compliments every time you wear it! 

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      In Stock Dresses in Size 20-24

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      In Stock Dresses in Size 26-32

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      In Stock Dresses in Size 34-40

      Shopping for women's formal, cocktail, or special occasion dresses are hard to find in plus sizes 34, 36, 38 or 40!

      Sydney's Closet offers you an exceptional in-stock selection of formal evening gowns, semi-formal and short cocktail dresses to suit any event on your social calendar.
      So even if you are tight on time before your big night, you can still find the dress of your dreams shopping online. 
      In a super hurry? We can help by shipping your dress to you overnight!

      Browse our collection of fashion-forward styles designed to fit and flatter all types of curvy full figures who wear extended plus size dresses.
      You will discover trendy short dresses perfect for a party, dinner date or a night out on the town with the girls celebrating a birthday, anniversary or promotion. 
      Our collection also offers you a wide choice of sophisticated formal evening wear in classic, timeless designs for those very special invites that dictate a long dress or gown is required.

      What's your occasion? 

      Is it a:

      • Formal wedding at a country club with a black tie dress code?
      • Cocktail party at a swanky restaurant? 
      • Military ball with the 4-star general in attendance? 
      • Black-tie gala to raise funds for your favorite charity?
      • Holiday party for family and friends in a hotel ballroom?
      • Formal night on a cruise ship with dinner at the captain's table?
      • Mardi Gras ball in a historic mansion?

      No matter what it is, you can look gorgeous, feel confident and make a lasting impression in an extended plus size formal, evening or occasion dress from Sydney's Closet. 

      Remember, this is your red carpet moment so feel free to dress the part!
      Look for styles embellished with glamorous details like beads, sequins, crystals, stones in rich luxurious fabrics:  brocade, chiffon, lace, satin, taffeta, and velvet.  

      Black, of course, is always elegant. But don't shy away from bold, beautiful colors like red or royal blue that let you stand out in the crowd. And, did we mention, look insanely gorgeous in photographs! 

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      Johnathan Kayne for Sydney's Closet

      Shopping for plus size designer evening gowns for you to wear to a formal event can create a challenge for even the most seasoned fashionista. But don’t panic if you have a very special black-tie affair on your social calendar in 2022. 

      Discover Johnathan Kayne's Plus Size Dresses Collection for Sydney’s Closet, a sexy, seduction, sophisticated collection of designer evening wear created exclusively for women like you with real curves.  Styles that are nothing short of sassy and sensational for your red-carpet night!

      Every design in the collection is available in plus sizes 14 to 24 based on Sydney’s Closet size chart that gives your curves a fit proven and perfected to flatter full-figured women.

      Shop trendy looks suitable for you to wear with confidence and style to any special occasion form a black-tie wedding to a military or Mardi Gras ball to Prom 2022:

      • An alluring arctic blue ball gown with rhinestone trim, style JK2008
      • A dazzling emerald and black ombre sequin mermaid gown, JK2010
      • An eye-catching black jersey off-the-shoulder jumpsuit, style JK2014
      • A romantic, and oh-so comfy, red rose print wrap dress, JK2015

      Kayne, famous for his celebrity clients and pageant winners, wanted to capture a new customer that had neither worn evening dresses designed by himself and had never worn a gown from Sydney’s Closet.

      “That’s why we created a broad range of looks styled for women with different fashion tastes with a timeless elegant look,” said Kayne.

      The Sydney's Closet and Jonathan Kayne plus size dresses collection debuts for the 2022 social season and is available starting January at upscale bridal salons, fine dress shops and trendy boutiques nationwide. Find a store near you! 

      Meet the Designing Duo

      With this pioneering collaboration, Kayne teamed up with Phyllis Brasch Librach, the designer at Sydney’s Closet. Librach has more than a decade of experience creating Prom, Wedding and Evening gowns exclusively for curvy teens and women who wear plus sizes 14 to 40.

      Librach and Kayne bring more than three decades of experience designing and selling special occasion dresses to teens and women, That rich experience gives them exceptional insight and knowledge into dressing  a curvy customer for once-in-a lifetime events like Prom, weddings, military balls, black tie affairs, family celebrations, formal dances, Hollywood award shows and cruises.

      “Every woman dreams of what to wear for her red-carpet moment,” says Librach. “Kayne and I understand elegance is more than just a fashionable look. It’s an attitude.”

      You may ask yourself what’s a designer of plus-size Prom, Wedding and Evening gowns doing teaming up with a Project Runway designer creating custom dresses for big name celebrities like Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire and national pageant winners?

      Simple: the duo is making bold unexpected moves and essentially disrupting, in a very positive fashion sense, what women with curves can – and can’t - wear to formal and semi-formal events.

      Their collection has elevated the options for plus size evening wear to new heights of glamour, drama and magic. And still manages to keep that all-important stronghold on a fit that flatters a fuller figure.

      “I just adore seeing the change when a woman puts on a formal evening gown that exquisitely frames and flatter her curves,’’ says Kayne. “In a split second, she is standing taller, moving with greater grace and smiling with the confidence of knowing she looks glamorous.”

       Kayne and Librach wanted to create an evening wear collection in plus size that women found meaningful, inspiring and beautiful. Then they curated the collection for a plus-size customer with exquisite taste who wanted to be seduced by fashion for a formal evening.

      “The overall look and feel is evening wear that re-imagines classic styling with a modern twist” said Librach. 

      Read more about the designing duo. 

      2023 Collection on the Drawing Board

      Pumped up with creativity from the huge success of the first collection, Kayne and Librach are already hard at work creating their 2023 collection. They traveled 8,500 miles to China in November 2019 to begin the design and sampling process..  

      Armed with sketches of fresh, new ideas, they shopped the largest fabric market in China to source feminine and classic evening dress fabrics like velvet, satin and lace.  They hunted the stalls for beads, sequins, crystals, rhinestones, pearls to embellish the designs with just the right amount of bling and dazzle for a big night.

      The results are sure to be nothing short of spectacular! Stay tuned for a sneak peek!

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      Metallic Plus Size Prom Dresses

      Strike it rich shopping for plus size metallic prom dresses.

      The trick is to get the design that flatters your figure. And a color that compliments your skin tone and hair. And be sure to keep the accessories such as shoes and jewelry limited and very simple. Let the dress take center stage!

      After all, doesn't a once-in-lifetime night as big as Prom 2022 call for a metallic formal dress that shines and shimmers. What better way to get that look then wear a gown in metallic fabrics and colors and take your fashion statement to the next level.

      Shop for the classics with endless sparkle: black, silver and gold. But don't rule out Prom gowns that dazzle in blue, purple or red fabrics that give a fresh, update look to the luster. 

      Wearing a long metallic prom dress lets you reach celebrity status on your big night by instantly nailing a Red Carpet look that is pure Hollywood glam.

      Keep in mind, you don't need to wear a long formal gown to shine brilliantly. Showstopping metallic fabrics look sensational - and very sexy - in plus size short Prom dresses.

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      Orange Plus Size Prom Dresses

      A true plus size formal coral dress works great if you have dark skin and dark hair because it won't overpower you. If you have light skin and light hair you can also go for orange. Skip orange if your skin and hair fall in the medium range.

      Shades of Orange

      Shopping for a more orange peach prom dress with a real fashion zing? Look for apricot, carrot, burnt orange, cantaloupe, dark coral, dark salmon, mango nectarine, orange peel, peach, papaya, pink-orange, pumpkin, red-orange and tangerine. 

      We adore supercharged tangerine because you get the fire of a red prom dress mixed with the warming tones of yellow. The result: a seductive but bright look. Think how well Penelope Cruz and other Hollywood stars pull off feel-good shade of tangerine on the red-carpet.  Tangerine is a very vibrant and oh-so seductive color if you want to wear a super sexy Prom dress that puts you center stage.  

      Can't do the bold oranges that get you noticed in the same color of traffic cones on the highway? Tame down the hue wearing a luscious shade of peach. This mixture of a soft rose and a light orange creates a pretty, ultra-girly pastel that welcomes Spring with flair. What we love is that is a warm pastel that exudes a sweet, warm, fresh and fun look for Prom night 2019.  And did we mention that peach is very girly.

      Make mango a juicy color choice if you're opting for an orange Prom dress. Mango goes great with teen-age girls who have brown hair, brown eyes and olive complexions.  The dark complexion and coloring creates a natural canvas for mango to play off and demonstrates that you don't shy away from having a good time. 

      Speaking of fruit,  cantaloupe can be magical as a color for Prom 2019.  Why? Cantaloupe isn't as bright as true orange. Cantaloupe is perfect for you to show off your gorgeous tan that you worked so hard to get! When you wear this sunny color, the whole crowd will smile. 

      Watch for coral, a light shade of orange, to be super hot for Prom 2019 dresses for plus size teens. The color, a blend of pink and orange, delivers a fashion punch without being too bold. And it signals the start of Spring - after a long dreary winter of wearing dark colors. 

       Avoid pairing shade orange dress with black accessories. Best to go with a metallic like silver or gold jewelry and play it safe with neutral shoes in tan or beige.  Otherwise you risk looking like you are dressed more for a Halloween costume than Prom. 





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      Pink Plus Size Prom Dresses

      Pink is sure to be a hot hue for Prom 2022 especially in blush. So shop early for the best selection of pink formal gowns in plus sizes.  

      Almost every Prom Princess dreams of a pink Prom dress. No wonder! Wearing a gown in puts a smile on everyone's face. Your friends will be  "Tickled Pink" to see you and you'll make them feel happy in a heartbeat.  

      For sure, no other color can show off your playfulness. But this isn't your baby girl sweet pink. For Prom, the shade grows up the help of gorgeous fabrics, sophisticated designs and dazzling details. That is the hidden - and unexpected - power of pink.

      Pink best suits a darker complexion with yellow or brown undertones. Watch for dark hair, eyes and skin to really pop against hot and dark pinks.

      Shades of Pink

      Pink plus size prom dresses come in the prettiest shades: carnation, coral-pink, dark pink, deep pink, fuchsia, hot pink, honeysuckle pink, lavender-pink, rose pink, rose quartz, salmon, and tea rose.



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      Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

      Shop chic long and short formal bridesmaid dresses in plus sizes at Sydney's Closet. Styles to flatter any full figure member of the bridal party in stock and ready to ship.

      Find styles of long and short bridesmaid dresses for plus size women that are created to fit any ceremony from a formal church wedding to a couple tying the knot on the beach at a destination wedding.

      For a picture perfect wedding, follow these bridal party dress shopping tips.

      • Start by selecting bridesmaid dresses for bigger ladies to complement the plus size wedding dress and theme.
      • Find a style and color that flatters each bridesmaid’s figure and skin tone.
      • Remember, there is no rule that says every maid must wear the same style or even the same color dress. 
      • Measure carefully before ordering. Never guess a maid's size! 
      • Order all the plus size bridesmaid gowns at the same time. That way you can be sure that the dye lots match.
      • Allow at least a month for alterations and shopping for accessories including shoes.

      Need help?  Contact us!



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      Plus Size Cocktail & Party Dresses

      Plus size party dresses from Sydney's Closet stand out as short, sweet and oh-so-sassy designs sure to show off your curves whether you are going out after dark or before the sunset. 

      You can always count on a holiday cocktail party dress to solve the dress-up dilemma of what to wear when you want to look glam at any event after five o'clock.

      Shop our entire collection of plus size party cocktail dresses to find the perfect one that fits and flatters your figure. Our chic, modern knee-length, semi-formal dresses go ahead of the fashion curve in the most stylish fabrics: flowing chiffon, smooth satin, romantic lace, and soft mesh net.  

      Sydney's Closet features knee length semi-formal dresses in the hottest colors including everyone's favorite: The Little Black Dress. Plus Size Black Cocktail Dresses rank as the best-ever dress frock for parties, a big date, cruises, company banquets, cocktails or wedding guests. Who can live without it?

      Toast the timeless look of a black cocktail dress by adding dazzling accessories for a big night out rhinestone earrings, super high heels, and a beaded evening purse.

      Or dress down the LBD down for the day, dinner or a date by pairing it with simple jewelry like pearls, flats, and a leather clutch.

      Shopping on a shoestring budget? Look like a million bucks. Shop our discounted plus size dresses! You'll toast to how kind these clearance prices are on your wallet -  without giving up any style.

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      Plus Size Cruise Dresses

       Look glam traveling on the high seas wearing cocktail and formal cruise dresses for the special evenings on your cruise vacation.

      Formal night is your chance to have a real red-carpet moment. Look gorgeous for the pictures wearing an elegant evening gown. Who knows you may just become a VIP guest sitting at the Captain's table in your cruise formalwear!

      Feeling flirty? Go for sexy, sassy cocktail plus size cruise dresses that show off your legs.

      No matter what length dress you select for your vacation, opt for designs with details that dazzle: rhinestones, gemstones, and sequins. This is the night to let the spotlight - and the moon - shine on you.

      For most nights, a plus size party cocktail dress serves you best.  Dress it up with heels or dress it down with pretty sandals. A plus size black cocktail dress that packs without wrinkles is a perfect choice.  

      Even dining in the most relaxed options on board, you can still make a fashion statement wearing a casual dress. Consider a maxi dress with bolero or shrug for a breezy and very comfortable look. Or take your favorite plus size cruise outfit and dress it up with metallic accessories.

      Fashion Tips:

      • Take a shawl if you're wearing a dressy sleeveless dress. You may want it for the brisk air-conditioning in the dining room or for a romantic stroll on the deck after dinner.
      • Look for fabrics that are easy to pack so you don't have to worry about getting the wrinkles out of your dress when you unpack in your cabin.


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      Plus Size Day to Night Dresses

      Shop Sydney's Closet for chic plus size dresses to take you effortlessly from day to night. Go in style from your desk to drinks and then onto dinner in the same dress. Make a fashion splash at work on a weekday and wear the same dress to impress the bride at a weekend wedding. 

      We feature knee, tea, maxi and long dresses that can be easily dressed down to wear or dressed up. It's all about pumping up the glam quotient by switching out conservative accessories for others with panache.  You can from cubicle to cocktails in a flash. It just takes a little planning. 

      Dress Accessories

      Slip off those comfy boots, sandals or flats (Sorry to sacrifice your comfort for the sake of fashion!)  Slip on sparkling high heels with open toes with a very sexy look.

      Ditch that over-sized bag big enough to hold your computer. Scale down to a slim evening purse in an envelope design.

      Put that chunky, colorful jewelry in the drawer. Dress up your style for after 5 by styling your daytime dress into nighttime with gold or silver earrings, bracelets or necklaces. Or find one statement piece that is eye-catching and dazzles. 

      Arrive in style at any hour in fabrics that work for day or night: flowing chiffon, feminine laces or curve-hugging jersey.

      Look for our designs created to fit and flatter every plus size figure including everybody's favorite: the  A-line dress.

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      Plus Size Dresses on Order, More Coming Soon

      You asked and we listened! These styles have been so popular that we have more on order. In some cases. we even added vibrant new colors.  Each ship date is different and is based on the time of year ordered. Click the product to subscribe to our email list and be notified when your dream dress comes back in stock.  You can also contact us via email or phone to place a preorder.

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      Plus Size Empire Waist Formal Dresses

      Empire waist dresses in  plus size from Sydney's Closet make a perfect choice when you are  shopping for a trendy Prom or wedding gown, long formal evening dress or cocktail party dress.  

      You can spot a plus size empire waist formal dress because the high waist is fitted close to the body just under the bust line about the point where the band of your bra rests.  The loosely gathered skirt flows freely from the waist seam giving you a super comfy and flattering look.

      An Empire-waist silhouette flatters all types of plus-sized body shapes. But it  is ideal if you are an Apple shape. Why? The high waist magically hides the middle of your body where you carry any extra weight and shifts all the attention to your upper body and face.    

      It has the same slimming effect on curvy women with a Triangle or Pear shaped figures because of the way it camouflages heavy hips and buttocks.

      As a bonus, the style is great for petite figures because it makes you look taller than your actual height.  Add the illusion of even a longer torso but selecting an Empire dress with a bodice sewn in a rich fabric like brocade, jacquard or embroidery. 

      Keep in mind, empire waistlines work with a variety of different bodice designs with the exception of deep plunging V-neckline.  

      Brides love a plus size Empire waist wedding dress because of its regal, rich look.  Tulle and chiffon are favorite fabrics to make the skirt because they are soft and flow as the bride goes down the aisle.  Plus they look pretty in the wedding photos!

      Curvy teens favor a plus size Empire waist Prom gown in long formal styles for their Princess-like look.  For Prom 2022, look for on-trend colors like blush and ice blue to be popular for dresses designed in the Empire style.  

      Empire evening dresses in plus size guarantee you will look sophisticated and elegant attending any special occasion.  Cap sleeves add a design detail reminiscent of when European royalty and upper-class women made this style popular almost 200 years ago.  

      What's in the name?

      This classic style takes many names. You may hear the design be called just Empire or Empire line, Empire silhouette or Empire waist.   

      The design has been around for centuries dating back to Greco-Roman times. But the name comes from France's First Empire in the early 1800s when women lost interest in wearing full skirts with fabric layered over petticoats and made slimmer, column skirts with a fitted bodice the fashion trend.   

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      Plus Size Fitted & Mermaid Wedding Gowns

      Shop our fabulous selection of plus size fitted mermaid wedding dresses that hug your figure and show off your curves.

      The sleek fitted design comes in a stunning selection of fabrics. Want him to see your romantic side coming down the aisle?
      Then opt for a fitted mermaid wedding dress in all lace. It's always exquisite, especially when the gown is created a longer Cathedral train.

      If your fashion taste leans more modern consider satin for a smooth, polished look. The texture of Mikado satin is perfect for a Mermaid bridal dress because it holds a shape.

      Mermaid wedding gowns are designed to stay tight to your curves through the torso then flare into a full skirt, usually starting just above the knees  

      Brides beware! Plus size fitted and Mermaid wedding gowns can be breathtaking.
      But they do pose practical challenges from getting in and out of the car to using the restroom to dancing at your reception.

      You may want to consider an A-line bridal gown that allows for easier movement in the skirt. 

      If you have your heart set on a fitted wedding dress, look for one with a lace-up back. That design feature gives you a very comfortable and flattering fit.
      Plus, it can keep down the cost of alterations. 


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      Plus Size Floral Print Prom Dresses

      Look for dresses splashed with flowers to be in full bloom for Prom 2022. You'll find a garden full of irresistible plus size floral print dresses to pick from this year at Sydney's Closet.

      Full Bloom

      Embrace the girly and feminine trend by selecting a frock that fits your Prom personality. Are you from a romantic attracted to roses in classic patterns and colors in traditional colors. Or is your fashion style more modern? Then say it with abstract floral designs that are bold and eye-catching.  Maybe you gravitate to a vintage look with smaller, daintier flowers combined with lace. 

      For a striking statement, go with a gown designed entirely in a floral fabric. You'll find tons of choices in a smooth satin or Mikado satin, a heavier textured choice.

      Not ready to be dressed head to toe in flowers. Then opt for a gown with a flower print or floral embroidery on just the bodice.  Or look for the reverse: a floral print skirt paired with a solid satin bodice. 

      What better time to wear a short floral dress than in Spring when Mother Nature awakens after the drab, cold months. Flowers make you feel happy, fresh and so alive after the long winter. And did we mention, ready to party!

      So don't be a wallflower when you dress up for Prom 2022. Get off the sidelines and pick a floral print dress from the profusion of petals on the market.

      Rather sit out this garden party even though everything's coming up roses, daffodils, petunias and gardenias. No worry! There's plenty of solid Prom colors for you to wear.

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      Plus Size Formal Dresses & Evening Gowns

      Shop Sydney's Closet to look glamorous when you dress up for once-in-a-lifetime celebrations wearing plus size long evening dresses and formal evening gowns.

      Why not take the opportunity to make invitations to formal dances, military balls and black-tie weddings your red-carpet moment!  The question is where do you begin?

      Start here:

      Timing:  The last thing you want is to feel rushed into buying a dress. Give yourself at least three and ideally six months to find the plus size long evening dress of your dreams. Take your time. It's not an easy decision. 

      Alterations: Allow at least three weeks for alterations. Everyone who wears a plus size floor length dress will almost always need professional alterations to get a perfect fit. (Don't forget to take your shapewear and shoes to the fitting!)

      Budget: Hollywood stars have unlimited budgets when they step on the red carpet. But most curvy women have a dollar figure in mind that they want to spend. Sydney's Closet can help no matter what your budget. Shop our sale rack for a great selection of affordable plus size formal gowns.

      Color:  Selecting a color that compliments your skin and suits the season and occasion. This is not the occasion to experiment with new hues.

      Style:  Check with your hostess and invitation to see if there is a dress code for your formal event. What you find will determine whether you wear a ball gown, long formal dress, tea-length or cocktail dress. Don't want to bare it all? Shop for a plus size long party dress with sleeves, shawl or a jacket.

      Fabrics:  look for luxurious fabrics that you don't wear every day such as Mikado satin, chiffon, regal satin, lace, and taffeta. They are designed for evening. 

      Details that Dazzle: Accessories aren't an option for formal evening attire. These accessories are a necessity with plus size formal evening dresses. Shop for evening shoes and purse and jewelry after you get your dress. Remember to wear elbow or opera length evening gloves to a black tie affair.

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      Plus Size Formal Wedding Gowns

      Shop Sydney's Closet Collection of plus size formal wedding gowns. With so many choices for the curvy brides it can be hard to make a decision. (But it's so much fun looking!)

      We created these plus size bridal gowns for the bride who is planning a formal wedding. These ceremonies and receptions tend to be more traditional whether they are held at a house of worship, a hotel, a catering venue.
      Destination weddings don't have to be informal. Think of a castle with a candlelit ceremony. 

      Gold, silver and white are popular colors for curvy formal wedding dresses. Metallic sequin bridesmaids dresses are all rage because they give the bridal party an elegant, evening look. 

      These nuptials typically call for the wedding to start after 5 p.m. Guests may see a note dress code note saying: Black-tie required Black-tie optional. 

      Looking for fancy plus size formal bridal gowns, but need to be frugal? Shop our sale rack for discounted traditional wedding dresses that dazzle but won't dent your budget.

      Is your wedding going to be more informal?  Shop our selection of simple casual wedding dresses ideal for beach brides.

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      Plus Size Homecoming Dresses

      Shop Sydney's Closet 2022 collection of trendy plus-sized Homecoming Dresses designed especially to flatter curvy teens with full figures. 

      Discover short semi-formal designs that are cute and sparkly, long formal styles. Find affordable prices in all the hottest colors including emerald green, red, blue and black.  

      Short Tight Homecoming Dresses Plus Size

      Semi-formal party dresses with short skirts that have hemlines that hit at the knee or above the knee for a mini-skirt are trending right now for Homecoming 2022.  Styles making a big fashion splash tend to be tight and fitted close to your curves. 

      When you wear a short HOCO dress, your legs will look fabulous in the selfies and your friends' photos. 

      And it's so much easier to kick up your heels when the dance music starts playing. 

      After the dance, be sure to keep your semi-formal dress in the front of your closet.

      You'll be pulling it out again very soon to wear for the holidays and family celebrations and even your school's winter formal. 

      It's super popular for many high school Juniors and Seniors to save their formal look for Prom 2023 when they will wear long evening gowns or ball gowns for big night. 

      But if you're going to ride the float as part of the Homecoming Court or as Homecoming Queen, check with your school. 

      You want to know if it's a tradition for the girls on the court to wear long formals for the parade and their appearance on the football field.  Then you can opt for a floor length dress in satin or tulle so you look more regal riding the float. 

       Are you unable to decide on whether a short or a long dress is best for you? If you're torn, you probably want to  consider compromising and wear a high-low skirt.  

      That way you have the best of both fashion looks for the big dance. 

      Red Short Plus Size Homecoming Dresses

      Trend Alert!  Sound a code red for Homecoming 2022 as that alluring color trends hot.  

      When you dress for the dance in a red frock you sound the fashion alarm that your look is on fire!  This color captures the crowd's attention like no other hue.  

      Afterall,  red represents the color associated with action, strength passion and energy.  

      At Sydney's we love the color for it's powerful impact, sex appeal and ability to turn heads.   

      Red makes a bold statement whether your style is designed with or without sleeves. 

      Watch for one-shoulder designs in red to steal the show.


      Bling on the sizzle when you opt for a knee-length or mini dress in red sequins with a one-shoulder neckline. You'll look fearless!

      If you're not a big fan of wearing red, a short black Homecoming dresses always creates a sophisticated impression. 

      Or go with Emerald Green, another of the hottest hues for HOCO '22.

      Don't get caught up in choosing a shade of this striking and captivating hue. 

      The entire range of red will be trending:  crimson, cherry, rust,  rose , poppy, ruby, scarlet, candy apple. 

      Where Can I Find a Homecoming Dress Near Me?

      Dress shops, bridal salons and boutiques in cities, towns and villages across the United States and Canada carry Sydney's Closet HOCO dresses 2022.

      Finding one near you is easy.  Just visit our store locator  for listing of stores by state and zip code. 

      Browse the collection online before you head go shopping.

      It will help you narrow down your choices by style, fabric, color and silhouette. 

      That will make trying on designs easier once you're in the dressing room.

      What is the Best Website for Plus Size Homecoming dresses?

      Sydney's Closet offers an exceptional selection of junior plus HOCO 2022 dresses in all the trendies styles, colors and fabrics.  

      When you shop online at Sydney's, you can discover those hard-to-find extended plus size for curvy teens who wear a34, 36, 38 and 40. 

      Need help?

      Let a stylist at Sydney's steer you to your dream dress. One is always just a click or call away to answer your fashion questions about sizing and fit. 

      Whether your shop in brick and mortar store near you or you decide that you want to  buy your dress online, it is important that you shop early.  The best styles always  sell out fast!

      How Do you Describe a Homecoming Dress?

      There is no one fashion description that can fit the thousands of Homecoming dresses that come in a variety of styles, lengths, fabrics and colors.

      On the dance floor and parade floats you will see an array of silhouettes designed to flatter different types of full figures:

      - Classic A-lines that fit every body type
      - Fairy-tale Ball Gowns that nips your waist
      - Regency Era Empire that camouflage a large tummy
      - Fitted Mermaids, Trumpets and Sheaths that show off an hourglass shape.

      Homecoming dresses in junior plus sizes go to great lengths to be fashion forward. You will certainly spot girls wearing styles with skirt designs that are:

      - mini, above the knee
      - short, at the knee,
      - tea-length, at the calf
      - hi-low, high in the front and low in the back
      - long, at floor-length.

        You will have a wide range of fabrics to choose for your HOCO dress from semi-formal to red-carpet glamourous.

        Smooth satin give you a minimalistic look while taffeta and chiffon make a formal statement that is very polished. 

        Going glam? Sparkle like a celebrity on your big night if you wear a fancy frock designed in sequins or opt for a luxurious velvet fabric for a rich and regal impression.   

        Prefer a demure look that is pretty and feminine. Then a lace dress makes the very best choice for you. 

        HOCO Unique Dress for You

        Before you start shopping, you need to know the the style of Hoco dress that best shows off your body type. Can't decide?

        Just remember that the classic A-line silhouette works for any type of full figure.

        If you're bust, waist and hips are evenly proportioned, your body is an hourglass. 

        Flaunt your fabulous figure in a short fitted party dress or go for a more sophisticated look by wearing a floor-length Mermaid. 

        Pump up the fun factor, wearing a short HOCO style with a puffy circle skirt delivers a very cute look both on - and off - the dance floor.  

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        Plus Size Informal, Casual Wedding Dresses

        Plus size informal and casual wedding dresses in stock and ready to ship for beach and destination weddings!

        We have a superb selection of simple full figured casual bridal dress styles in sizes 14 to 40. Shop romantic designs that cater to the bride who wants an elegant and timeless look in a classic wedding dress.

        Be sure to browse our collection of simple casual wedding dresses with contemporary styles designed for the modern bride looking to make a fashion-forward statement. Discover casual styles in romantic fabrics like chiffon and lace that blow softly in the breeze. Browse designs with those three-quarter or short sleeves that you love but have been having trouble finding.

        Going for the vintage-inspired look? You'll fall in love with our amazing retro-inspired designs including a body-hugging fit and flare featuring embroidered ribbon over lace. 

        Planning to walk down the aisle barefoot at your beach wedding? Consider a short wedding dress so you can avoid dragging a train through the sand.

        All of our simple informal wedding dresses share a lasting beauty that brides treasure on their wedding day and forever.

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        Plus Size Little Black Dresses

        A little black dress has always been a must-have wardrobe piece to give you the perfect chic look. You will not be able to find any other wardrobe staple more iconic than the plus size little black dress. The LBD is appropriate for every occasion, whether it is a wedding, an important business meeting, or a date night. No Matter what your event a plus size black cocktail dress is an ideal fashion choice. On top of versatility, you can never have too many gorgeous plus size short black dresses hanging in your closet. Our collection offers many styles from lace to chiffon to tulle to satin that will leave you prepared for any appearance.

        These curvy black dresses fit in all places, from casual occasions to upscale fancier events. Our little black cocktail dress styles for curvy figures are sure to suit your inner fashionista and mood. Dress to impress at the club or on a date when you slip into a short black dress. Our plus size party cocktail dresses are slimming to every size and shape and boost confidence instantly.

        Little black dresses are perfect for giving you a blank canvas to accessorize and show off your style, personality, and story. Choose accessories that speak to your fashion style, whether you go for the classic and timeless elegance of pearls or bling jazzed up rhinestones. A touch of color can transform your ensemble from the mysterious girl to the life of the party. For a pop of color, slip on a pair of red high heels to make a dramatic statement. Feeling the call of the wild? Go for leopard pumps for a powerful fashion punch that is anything but demure. If this is the night you want to go glam, metallic shoes or evening purse are your go-to choice for a red carpet look. Styling options with the LBD are endless and you should pick accessories that make you feel your best.

        These timeless curvy black dresses have survived all fashion fads and trends to remain the wardrobe workhorse you need in your closet.


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        Plus Size Mardi Gras Dresses

        Mardi Gras 2022 is almost here. Get ready to let the good times roll for the time of year carnival is celebrated in exceptional style.

        Celebrate the magic and merriment wearing plus size Mardi Gras dresses from Sydney's Closet.

        Shop our selection stunning, sophisticated Mardi Gras ball gowns in stylish designs. 
        You'll be crowned Queen of the Crew in any of our gorgeous plus size black tie event dresses or evening ball gowns.

        Shop from a wide selection of formal Mardi Gras attires that traditionally mark the big party: green, gold and purple.

        Find a figure-flattering design in classic, timeless Mardi Gras ball gowns that fit plus size party-goers sizes 14 to 40.
        Do keep in mind, the fashion you wear must be tasteful. Daring to bear too much skin could result in your getting banned from the ball. 

        For the ultimate glitz and glamour, select a gown sewn in dazzling sequins to wear to the ball. Or opt for a sleek, and oh-so sophisticated satin design.

        Details that Dazzle the Formal Dress

        Accessories play a key role in styling your head-to-toe formal look for the ball. That night you want to wear dressy
        high heels in satin or with crystal embellishment. (But stash a pair of comfy flats in your evening bag to kick off the heels after a night of dancing and hiking all over town!)

        White leather gloves, in opera length, complete your formal attire if the sleeves on your evening gown are short. 

        For a true touch of tradition, consider wearing a mask. 
        People have been celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans for almost 300 years. and adding the traditional of wearing masks about 200 years ago.

        Mardi Gras Calendar

        Mardi Gras 2022 falls on Tuesday, March 1. But remember, the celebration isn't just that one big day.
        Your social calendar will be booked with parties and balls for a whole season of parades, picnics, music, and Mardi Gras balls.
        The excitement starts with Carnival in early January and concluding on Fat Tuesday, always the day before Ash Wednesday. .

        In New Orleans, look for more than a dozen Krewes to stage events in the
        French Quarter, Metairie, Slidell, Abita, Westbank, Mid-City and Uptown New Orleans.

        Mobile, Alabama will also host dozens of carnivals and balls. There will also be celebrations in St. Louis and others around the world.

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        Plus Size Mermaid Fitted Dresses

        Shop Sydney's Closet for sexy Mermaid styles in plus sizes to wear at your wedding, Prom or any formal event. 

        Mermaid styles take their name from a dramatic design that hugs your curves through the hips and torso before typically fanning out at the knee to form a train that resembles "fishtails".

        Formal Mermaid bodycon dresses in plus sizes are all the rage for formal events such as a Wedding or Prom. But if you like the look of a fitted formal dress, you might also consider a Trumpet design. This is basically a sister silhouette of the Mermaid with one important difference. The flare of the skirt starts higher on your body than a Mermaid design. 

        Keep in mind if you opt for Mermaid or Trumpet formal dress, you could be paying a price for being fashionable.  The tightness of the design can easily restrict walking, sitting and dancing.  Weigh whether you are willing to give up comfort to make a powerful fashion statement.

        Plus Size Mermaid Wedding Dresses

        Shopping for a sexy fitted Mermaid wedding dress in plus sizes? Find a fabulous selection of body-con styles at Sydney's Closet perfect for a grand formal wedding or a casual informal event.

        Find romantic Mermaid dresses embellished in rich laces. Or opt for a clean, contemporary look in an overall ivory sequin gown with a sexy slit in the skirt. Perfect for tying the knot in Las Vegas or on New Year's Eve.   

        Mermaid Prom Dresses Plus Size

        Make a grand entrance at Prom 2022 wearing a classic long formal gown  in  the popular Mermaid style. Look for Sydney's Closet to carry all the trendy colors: emerald green, black, burgundy and white.

        For a real red-carpet look, shop Sydney's Closet or a floor-length sequin gown with a long fishtail train.  Or opt for a more girly look in a Mermaid prom dress sewn in overall lace.  For added bling, keep your eye out for styles embellished with crystals, beads and embroidery.   

        And remember, practice walking in your gown before Prom night.  The fitted style line can limit your movement.

         Plus Size Mermaid Evening Dresses and Formal Gowns

        Turn heads at your next formal event when you wear an elegant evening gown with a Mermaid skirt.  This fitted silhouette tells the crowd how confident you are with your fabulous curves. 

        At Sydney's Closet we offer this silhouette in luxurious evening fabrics including sequins, tulle and lace. Choose from a variety of figure-flattering necklines including a halter and V-neckline.

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        Plus Size Mermaid Fitted Prom Dresses

        Plus size Mermaid Prom dresses and fitted gowns are all the rage for fashionistas going to Prom 2022 or thinking about Prom 2023. Here's your chance to look sexy, sleek and stylish and ready for your red carpet moment. Plus, did we mention you also get the chance to show off your fab curves in a long formal prom dress with a fitted Mermaid skirt. 

        This super sexy design closely fits the curves through your torso and buttocks before flaring out just above your knees. You may also hear the Mermaid design get called a "fitted" or "fit and flair" gown with a trumpet skirt.

        Trend Alert! 

        For Prom 2022 watch for plus size Mermaid prom dresses to be designed with sleeves to make a big fashion splash. We're obsessed over this trend. Why? You can't help but look like a Hollywood star ready for your red carpet moment when you wear a frock with sophisticated 3/4 sleeves and a skirt that flare out just above the knees. 

        The look becomes even more alluring when the sleeves are designed in with lace appliques hand sewn on sheer netting.  

        You'll discover gorgeous plus-size Mermaid prom dresses in all your fave colors: red, black, burgundy and of course, blue! For a real twist, we splashed bold floral prints on the of-the-moment silhouette. The result?  An irresistible party frock that pumps up the fun factor instantly. 

        For Prom 2022 we introduce stretchy knit Mermaid evening gown designs that  sparkle with a subtle shimmer. You'll love the shimmer knit fabric as a new alternative to the traditional rhinestone bling that has been popular for the several Prom season. 

        Everyone wants to look fabulous coming and going so we created a 2022 plus-size Mermaid prom dress with soft tucks on each side of the backside to play up the curves on your buns.

        Plus Size Fitted Gowns with Halter Necklines

        For Prom 2022, the halter neckline on fitted Mermaid dresses will make a strong fashion statement. Gowns designed with halter necks flatter a fuller body shape if you have wide shoulders. Why? The style draws the eye up to your face.

        Did we mention that the strap at around the neck looks pretty and it is practical too? It provides much needed support if you wear a D, DD, DDD or larger bra cup.  But there's still a chance to look sexy wearing a plunging V-neckline on a halter dress. 

        Styling Tip:  Avoid wearing necklace with formal gowns with a halter. It detracts from the style of the dress. Instead, opt for statement earrings or consider a dramatic bracelet for your accessories on the big night.

        Whether your body-hugging Mermaid is a halter, strapless, sleeveless or sleeve design, be confident you can look gorgeous at Prom 2022 or any other formal evening event or special occasion.

        Fit Tip

        Wearing a fitted Mermaid prom dress takes a little planning to make sure you look your best on the big night. Getting the right fit in a curve-hugging silhouette starts underneath your fitted formal dress. This is the time and place when you want to be certain that you wear the right shapewear. Look for an undergarment that smooths out your curves rather than sucks you in.  That way you will be better able to show off your great curves and still be comfortable enough to dance the night away and enjoy a special dinner.

        At Sydney's Closet, many of our Mermaid styles come with a lace-up corset back. This design detail lets you cut down on alterations and more easily fit the dress your curves. A corset back also adds to the comfort factor!

        Fabrics for Prom 2022

        Look for gowns designed in Mermaid styles to shine for Prom 2022 in sequins. Nothing looks more Hollywood than the red-carpet glam of a body-con gown sewn in brilliant, eye-catching sequins.  At Sydney's, we love to line these sparkling Prom gowns in a stretch knit fabric for a fit - and very comfy - fit.

        Slinky satin also works wonders on a Mermaid design because it creates a long, sleek and oh-so sexy look for Prom 2022.  And did we mention, satin is so very sophisticated!

        Remember, Prom dresses need not be all about volume. If you've got confidence to pull it off, a slinky design looks ultra glamorous and very chic for your big once-in-a-lifetime night.  Plus, it lets you embrace your inner diva with a sexy look sure to turn heads. 

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