There are a few things in this world that make me very, very happy: my family, coffee and dresses with pockets. I’m not sure when my love of pockets came about, but it must have been after I was married. If I were to get married today it would be a priority to choose a gown with pockets. Luckily, for all of you unwed ladies out there, the newest trend in wedding gowns is, in fact, pockets.
Pockets on a wedding gown serve all sorts of purposes. It’s a great place to put your hands, store some lip gloss, or, for the technologically obsessed, a good place to keep your cell phone. Oh, and just in case you can’t remember your vows, just put them in your pockets. Brilliant!
There are loads and loads of pocketed dresses out there, so, I thought I’d narrow them down a bit and show you a few of my favorites.
Leave it to J.Crew
to design casual, simple wedding gowns with pockets. I adore the simplicity of the Leighton gown
(far left), the laid-back spirit of the Princepessa gown
(center) and the modern yet playful feeling of the Sascha gown
(far right). J.Crew, you never disappoint!
I’m a sucker for a beautiful bodice and both the bodices from the Priscilla of Boston Style 4714
(left) and the Holly gown by Watters
are absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the pinwheel-esque details on the Holly gown.
For my fictional next wedding, I will wear a short dress with pockets. Sure, plain short dresses are fun, but short dresses with pockets are fun AND quirky. Plus, you could really show off a great pair of shoes (and keep the gel shoe inserts in your pockets… just in case). Soft & Flirty (left): Karalyn by Vineyard
. Playful & Sweet (center): Audrey, The Steven Birnbaum Collection
. Vintage Modern (right): Fiesole
, Reverie by Melissa Sweet.
Okay, I admit it, I’m in love with late 1950′s, early 1960′s dress silhouettes (thank you Mad Men). It’s been such a pleasure to see these styles show up on the runways over the last couple years and it’s even better to see a few with pockets. I consider the beautiful Ecija gown by Rosa Clará
a piece of art. It is so gorgeous. I also really love the belted Morgan gown by Vineyard