Sydney’s Closet: Website Review

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Sydney's closet is a haven for all plus-sized women. Find out how to shop and ship maxi dresses from Sydney's closes

They say necessity leads to all opportunity. This couldn’t be truer for former journalist turned designer Phyllis Brasch Librach, who founded Sydney’s Closet after witnessing her own daughter’s frustration finding a good prom dress. In a world where being thin is over-glorified, girls and women who are anything above size 10 find it almost impossible to get stylish dresses to wear to the most important life events.

This is unfortunate because six out of every 10 American young women wear a size 14 or larger. That is six out of ten women who have to settle for shapeless, ugly muumuus every time they have to attend a wedding, a prom night, or any other special event. Phyllis started the now leading plus size special occasion dress line to solve this problem, and a decade later, she seems to be just getting started.

Her motto? Every woman deserves to feel beautiful, especially on special occasions.

Sydney’s Closet now has retail partners in every corner of the United States as well as Canada, Europe, South America, and Australia. They specialize in special event dresses from size 14 to 40 and also do special orders on request.

Librach’s dresses have seen the most prestigious weddings, prom nights, and homecomings than any other brand out there. They have also been featured in the Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, Teen Prom, and the Chicago Tribune, which christened Librach as ‘The Fairy Godmother of Plus Size Women.’

Dresses found in Sydney’s Closet

If you can think of a special event that requires a little dressing up, Sydney’s Closet has a dress for it. Some of the categories they cater to include;

Wedding Gowns

One of the challenges curvy brides go through when planning their nuptials is finding a perfect wedding gown created to hit all the right spots. Sydney’s Closet understands this all too well, which is why they have a full team for weddings only. You will get plus-size wedding dresses in breathtaking designs, whether you want formal, romantic designs for traditional weddings or casual, modern designs for a destination wedding.

No matter your fashion taste, Sydney’s Closet has a gown of your dreams ranging from A-line lacy designs, curvy mermaid styles to formal satin styles with a cathedral train. The designer also takes care of your pocket by offering affordable gorgeous styles under $200.

Wedding Dresses

Found the perfect wedding gown for you? How about your mom’s? The bride’s maids? Sydney’s Closet takes care of every lady at the wedding. There’s a wide selection of mother-of-the-bride dresses that will make your mom not only feel beautiful but young as well.

But the best part is, your curvy bridesmaids don’t have to look like round fur balls standing next to you. Phyllis ensures that every dress coming out of this store is stylish, modern, and well fitting. They may not have ready-made dresses for your smaller girlfriends, but they sure do special orders to ensure your entire bridal team is taken care of.

Prom Dresses

Did you know 1 in every 4 high school girls in the US wears a size 12 dress or larger? This makes once-in-a-lifetime occasions like Prom and Homecoming a nightmare for these girls who can’t find anything beautiful in their size.

Thanks to Sydney’s Closet online store, this is no longer a problem as you can choose the best long formal, semi-formal or short dress for your curvy teen. Better yet, let her choose her own dress from the large selection of sizes 14-40 gowns on the website.

The drop-dead designs come in prom favorite colors like purple, gold, white, black, and pink, but you will also get fabulous florals and shimmer. All these at very affordable prices so you don’t have to worry about budget. The best part is, all the dresses on the site are available to ship immediately, and you won’t wait too long.

Party Dresses

Special occasions include parties, cocktails, nights out with friends, and that special date with the guy you love. For that reason, Sydney’s Closet has a line of trendy cocktail dresses, little black and white dresses, as well as semi-formal dresses for those official parties. The dresses are designed to accentuate your curves and bring light to all the right places. Ready to make a great impression? Rocking one of these dresses is the way to go.

Formal Dresses

Finally, you can get a formal evening gown at Sydney’s Closet. The line includes dresses designed for Red Carpet events, Mardi Gras, formal balls, and pageants. You’ll be the center of attention without breaking the bank.

Maxi dresses found on Sydney's Closet

How to Buy a Sydney’s Closet Dress

Sydney’s Closet is a designer, manufacturer, and retailer of special occasion plus size dresses. You can visit their website at to find what you are looking for and click on it. The site will proceed you to the checkout page where you will specify the sizes, event date, and delivery address. You will also be required to choose a payment method and then place your order.

Alternatively, reach out to the company’s customer experience department through their social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) if you want to discuss more about your order. For instance, you can request design changes like adding pockets to the dress or ask if the dress can be made in any other color.

Since Sydney’s Closet cannot adequately serve the entire United States and other countries, they have a long list of retailers who store and sell their dresses. Be sure to confirm from the website that a retailer is authorized because there are scammers out there pretending to sell Sydney’s Closet designs. The benefit of dealing with an authorized retailer near you is the speed of delivery or in-person shopping, which reduces the chances of dissatisfaction and consequent returns.

Is Sydney’s Closet Worth It?

While all dresses at Sydney’s Closet are affordable compared to designer dresses, $200-$800 is still a lot of money. This begs the question, is the designer/retailer worth it?

Well, going by the online reviews on independent sites and our personal experience, the answer is a resounding yes. Ordering a dress from Sydney’s Closet will be the best experience you have had online so far. Their procedures are simple, the customer service is reliable and helpful, and deliveries are pretty fast.

But what’s most impressive though is the quality of dresses you receive, especially in a world where online retailers cannot be trusted to send what you ordered. The dress you see on the website is exactly what you’ll receive, and the sizes are always on point. And on the rare occasion you receive the wrong size, you can send the dress back within a week for a full refund or an exchange.

If you have a special event coming up, a prom, a wedding, or a formal dinner, plan to impress with one of Sydney’s Closet dresses. The prices are affordable, the designs are modern, and you will have a fun time shopping at the store. If you fancy selling plus-size special occasion dresses to women near you, you can contact Sydney’s Closet and become an authorized retailer with first access to all new designs.

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Are there maxi dresses with pockets in Sydney’s Closet?

Sydney’s Closet deals with special occasion dresses, including long gowns for weddings, proms, and parties. This includes special maxi dresses with pockets for semi-formal and formal events. To be sure you order the right dress, type dress with pockets at the search tab or contact Sydney’s Closet directly when ordering.

Does Sydney’s Closet have physical locations?

Sydney’s Closet is an exclusively online store shipping dresses all over the country and abroad. If you want an in-person shopping experience, visit one of their authorized retailer near you. Go to the Sydney’s Closet website, Store Locator and enter your zip code or location to find the nearest retailer to you.

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