It is a fact universally acknowledged that dresses with pockets are the easiest wardrobe item going.
A one-step dressing solution, they pip even your best jeans to the post by offering an entire outfit in a single garment (just add shoes). Even when pulled on in a hurry, a dress will never fail to make you look put together. No time to mix and match separates in the morning? Whether maxi, mini or midi, reach for one of these dresses with pockets and you’re guaranteed a successful ensemble.
Not just straight forward, the beauty in dresses with pockets also lies in their versatility (dress-up with heels, pair down with trainers) and comfort-factor (no waistband). More forgiving than trousers, they are also far simpler to shop for, even online. To be honest, the fact that royal style icon Kate Middleton dresses almost exclusively in frocks should be enough to win anyone over.
The one downfall of dresses? It’s rare they come with pockets. Quite why this is so remains one of life’s great sartorial mysteries – after all, wouldn’t we all appreciate the additional storage? Fortunately this season brands have recognised this need, offering desirable frocks with pockets a-plenty for storing essentials. So leave your designer bag at home and take a look at these...
The best dresses with pockets to shop now
Hush Kensington Dress
Best known for their luxe loungewear and covetable jammies, Hush's everyday offering is worth a browse too. We love the green floral print and handkerchief hemline on this flattering frock.
Boden Ellie Smocked Dress
We love a multi-tasker, and this dress can be worn with the collar buttoned up or down, and the belt on or off. Sitting just above the knee, the high neck and long-sleeves balances out the shorter length.
Whistles Eucalyptus Print Dress
Whistles are our go-to for pretty prints and this ditsy botanical pattern doesn't disappoint. Use the belt to nip in your waist or wear without for a more relaxed silhouette.
Zara Belted Shirt Dress
If you're looking to invest in a dress that won't feel dated by next season, a classic white shirt dress is a great place to start. The goes-with-everything shade gives you plenty of freedom to accessorise.
Boden Cecily Dress
When we think of dresses with pockets, it's normally the shirt dress that springs to mind. Not content with just two practical pockets, this dusty pink beauty has four - two of which close with a button.
H&M Calf-Length Dress
Neutral? Yes. Boring? Far from it. Dress this oversized dress up with heeled boots and statement earrings, and down with trainers and a tote.
Whistles Denim Trapeze Dress
Don't let the word trapeze put you off - the fitted sleeves and bodice stop this floaty dress from overwhelming your frame. The black denim offers a fresh take on classic blue.
Mango Striped Shirt Dress
Green is having a real moment, and this dress is the perfect way to try the trend. The fabric is a little sheer, but the included slip averts any risk of a wardrobe malfunction.
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Frankie Graddon is a fashion and beauty journalist and co-founder of @thewingwoman, a weekly podcast and newsletter about thirty-something life, honestly.
Frankie has over a decade of experience working as a writer, editor, podcaster and consultant. She has been a regular contributor to a number of high-profile publishers including The Telegraph, The Times, Grazia, You Magazine, Glamour and woman&home.
Frankie has interviewed numerous industry experts and celebrities, from Claudia Schiffer and Karlie Kloss to Sam McKnight and Trinny Woodall. She has also created content for numerous fashion and beauty brands including Liberty of London, Whistles, Kitri, Hush and more.
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