In the beginning, I was just a mother anxious to wipe away her teen-age daughter’s tears. My teen-age daughter Mickey cried when she failed to find a plus size prom dress. It broke my heart and made me very mad! In a world where thin is too in, I found it unfair that millions of teens and women like my daughter were fashion-starved for dressy plus-size dresses to wear to life’s most important celebrations.
The reality is that one in every four high school girls in the U.S. wears a size 12 or larger. And when it comes time for once-in-a-lifetime nights like Prom and Homecoming, she doesn’t want to hide her curvy figure under shapeless muumuus or evening gowns that grandma would wear. She wants a frock that rocks! (And she deserves one!)
Six out of 10 American women wear a size 12 or larger.
And she should be able to find a dress for a special occasion that makes her look – and feel – as glamorous as a movie star for her red-carpet moment! As a former journalist, I traded deadlines for hemlines to take the tears out of shopping for my daughter and all our daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts and friends with real curves.
Over the last decade, Sydney’s Closet has dressed up of tens of thousands of plus size teens and women across the U.S. from Alaska to Florida and around the world in countries like Denmark, Germany, Canada, England and Italy. Our glam designs have been seen on the dance floor at high school gyms for Prom and Homecoming, on celebrities walking the red-carpet in Hollywood and going down the aisle of churches and beaches.