When Luke and I received our copies of the Sydney’s Closet Prom 2011 catalog, we poured over it so proudly. For those that do not know, Luke Jones (www.lucaspictures.net) and his NYC dream team, shot the 2011 prom and bridal catalogs for Sydney’s Closet Signature Collection 2011.

Looking at the beautiful gowns, I thought back to my own experience in looking for evening wear, or prom dresses as a young teen and how horrific the task was. First, let me disclose, there was NO INTERNET back then. I was introduced to the “world wide web” when I was already working in corporate America many years later, so shopping for prom took days, and the options were extremely limited.

Looking at the colors, styles and seeing actual plus size bodies in the clothing made me happy that today’s young ladies have options and can be inspired by what they see.

It’s never too early to start thinking of Prom, and many of these dresses are perfect for those amazing holiday parties as well.

Check them out at www.sydneyscloset.com

Below Luke and I have chosen some of our favorite dresses from the Prom 2011 Collection.

Photography: www.lucaspictures.net

Makeup Artist: www.tarataylor.net

Hair Stylist: www.modelmayhem.com/empresscreatz

Stylist: www.miaamber.wordpress.com

Assistant Stylist: www.steffyfullstyle.blogspot.com