Fit and Flatter Tips

Dressing up for a special occasion?

The expert fashion stylists at Sydney's Closet can help you find the right dress design for your body type. We've steered thousands of teens and women to the dress of their dreams.

Just follows these easy Fit and Flatter tips and you'll know for sure which style dress best shows off your curves! (Remember to measure!). Never guess your size.

A-line Dresses

A graceful and classic design that narrows at the top then tailors close to body before flaring gently into an "A." Flatters everyone and every body shape! Be sure to put it at the top of your shopping list.

Ball gowns

A fairy-tale design favored by Cinderella with a fitted bodice and waist that falls into a pouf 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.


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 Greek and Roman 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.

Princess dress

Vertical panes follow natural shape of body. Flatters the lower body. A classic silhouette that always is in style.


Straight, slim fit shaped closely to the body. Flatters tall and thin bodies. Caution: if you've got real curves be sure to wear a shaper under a sheath. You'll want be to sure that your curves are smooth in this sexy style.


Same as sheaths, but skirt flare outs at or below the knee. Flatters tall and thin bodies.

Whatever design dress you select, keep in mind you want to be Be Size Wise!