What’s one thing that celebrities love to say on the red carpet besides who the designer of their gown is? They love to show off if their dress has pockets. And if you have a dress with pockets, you probably like to point it out to people too. There is something about pockets. They’re utilitarian but they also make a dress three times cuter. Plus, they give you a spot to hold your stuff when your bag just isn’t big enough or you don’t feel like carrying one. Shirt dresses definitely aren’t the only style of dresses with pockets. You can get mod shift dresses with oversized patch pockets or you can get a formal dress with hidden side seam pockets for those girls whose clutch bag just isn’t quite big enough for all of her essentials.
Check out 15 dresses that have pockets for your valuables and hands:
1. V-Neck Fit And Flare Dress ($69.95, Gap)
This cotton dress has a silky finish that dresses it up for work. The classic style has on-seam side pockets to keep the possessions you always have to have with you. Read: Lip balm.
2. ABS By Allen Schwartz Deep V Jacquard Dress ($283.50, Lane Bryant)
This striking red dress is perfect for formal occasions but the stretchy jacquard fabric makes it feel like your everyday dress. It’ll all about the clever details from the plunging neckline with mesh bandeau insert to the secret side seam pockets.
3. Lavish Alice Body-Conscious Pinafore Dress With Peplum Pockets ($31, ASOS)
How is this for multipurpose design? The pockets are built into the peplum and you don’t have to worry about anything coming out thanks to the zippers. This definitely isn’t your average LBD.
4. BB Dakota Harlow Tartan Plaid Shift Dress ($90, Shopbop)
If you’re looking for a buy-now-wear-it-into-the-fall dress, this tartan one with hip welt pockets is the perfect piece. Channel your inner Cher Horowitz and pair it with a beret.
5. Knee-Length Bateau Neck Party Dress ($79, Simply Dresses)
This pleated dress has a timeless shape but it has lots of unique details. The shimmering lace bodice contrasts the taffeta skirt. At the waist, there is an asymmetrical pleated waistband and everyone’s favorite hidden pockets.
6. Closet Tie Back Dress With Pockets ($86, ASOS)
This floral dress isn’t the type of dress you expect to have pockets but they are there hidden with the draped design at the waist.
7. Floral Cut-Work Shift Dress ($125, Topshop)
This mustard dress mixes casual and formal with the cut-work floral design and the simple shift silhouette with large patch pockets.
8. Lickety Split Flared Dress ($199, French Connection)
Your pockets don’t need to be hidden, they can be the focal point of your look. This pastel dress has visible patch pockets with embellishment on the opening. That’s not to say you won’t notice the pretty jacquard fabric or the flared skirt.
9. Tie-Waist Jersey Dress ($99, COS)
This soft jersey dress gives the illusion that you have a sweater tied around your waist minus all of the bulk. The contrasting poplin pockets have plenty of room for your hands and your phone.
10. Sleeveless Dress ($59.99, H&M)
This look is one part dress and one part trench coat and comes with a lot of the utilitarian features of a trench such as the multiple pockets. However, it doesn’t have sleeves.
11. Rockabilly Skull Printed Dress ($39.99, Torrid)
Vintage fans will love this skull, anchor, and bird print dress with faux button front and side western pockets. For a full retro look, pair it with a victory rolls hairstyle and red lipstick.
12. Military Shirt Dress ($59.95, American Eagle)
If you just like the look of pockets and don’t care if you have a place to shove your hands, this military shirt dress is a good option. It’s also a million times softer than your denim one.
13. Go With The Floral Metallic Dress ($49, Nasty Gal)
Pockets don’t dress down this metallic floral print dress. The frock has large flap pockets that hold almost as much as your clutch.
14. Striped Linen-Blend Dress ($44.99, Violeta)
The standard shirt dress is redone in a slouchy shape with subtle stripe fabric. The welt pockets at the waist are a change compared to the usual shirt pockets on the chest.
15. Buckle Belt Shift Dress ($60, Missguided)
This belted shift dress channels the 1960′s. The roomy front pockets are great but the buckle belt is definitely the statement detail.