In addition to being a laid-back element and fun little secret in a traditional outfit, these pockets are the ultimate sources of convenience and joy for a bride on her big day.
There's not much a girl wants more in life than pockets in all her clothes. And no, I don't mean those itty-bitty pockets that can barely fit a thumb and are an utter disgrace to their kind. I mean the deep, heavy-duty kind that can hold my phone, chapstick, cards, keys, and a couple of wine bottles if need be. Alas, in keeping with the traditional "damsel-in-distress" trope, this remains an unfulfilled dream most of the time and we are often left to rely on our pocketed male friends and companions to bear the burden — or carry a bag everywhere we go.
But as you know, there are times when neither is possible. When you're getting married, for instance. This is why wedding gowns with pockets are absolute life-savers. In addition to being a laid-back element and fun little secret in a traditional outfit, these pockets are the ultimate sources of convenience and joy for a bride on her big day. They enable her "to have and to hold," well, anything they want, really. Remember what happened to Carrie in Sex and the City? With pockets, she wouldn't have had to worry about tracking down her phone in the midst of all that drama.
Moreover, such is the nature of wedding gowns with pockets that they spread joy to even those around the bride. Twitter user Esther Kezia Thorpe felt this elation when attending a friends' wedding a couple of years ago where she was thrilled to find that her friends' dress had deep pockets. "STOP EVERYTHING so one of my friends got married yesterday and she had POCKETS ON HER WEDDING DRESS which is just the best thing I have ever seen," she tweeted, sharing a photo of the stunning gown.
STOP EVERYTHING so one of my friends got married yesterday and she had POCKETS ON HER WEDDING DRESS which is just the best thing I have ever seen. pic.twitter.com/3A0PF3102V— Esther Kezia Thorpe (@EstherKeziaT) September 2, 2018
Her tweet spread like wildfire on social media, prompting other brides to excitedly show off their pocketed wedding outfits. "Wedding dresses are often not designed with practicality in mind," Esther explained to Bored Panda. "But a wedding is the one day a bride is unlikely to have a handbag handy, so pockets are more essential than ever for tissues, lipstick, and of course, snacks (no one wants a hangry bride!). Pockets on women’s clothing has been a growing issue for a number of years, especially as we become more attached to our phones. It’s very rare to see any women’s clothes with adequate pocket space for an Oyster card, let alone a phone!"
September 3, 2018
"I’ve heard rumors that it’s a conspiracy between fashion houses and handbag designers – if we aren’t given pockets, we have to use handbags," she continued. "Having recently found a few niche retailers who do work dresses with pockets, I’m now a firm convert to proper pockets. They’re a life-saver, especially during hayfever season when it’s essential to have a pack of tissues handy at all times." Check out these 15 brides who couldn't be happier about having pockets in their wedding gowns:
Had pockets in mine back in 2010! pic.twitter.com/CEM1JLOsw3— Rana (@donuttakemyfry) September 3, 2018
Mine had pockets, too. Best thing ever. Designer is Mori Lee pic.twitter.com/uQJsLNlXoY— Jory (@jorylynn25) September 3, 2018
Mine did too! Had to be red and have pockets. My kids posed with me for a “pocket pic” since my stepdaughter’s dress also had pockets. #weddingdresseswithpockets #ithaspockets #dresseswithpockets pic.twitter.com/qOPKRqTltt— Dr Kate Nola ⚜️ (@drkate_nola) September 3, 2018
Walked down the aisle with my phone & chapstick 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/ZmOfU2zRE0— GrindHouse (@LaGrindley) September 4, 2018
Mine had pockets too 💕 honestly the thing i raved about the most!! #weddingdresseswithpockets pic.twitter.com/2T0Mat0G54— mrs & mama 🍂🎃 (@mrslamb24) September 3, 2018
Only semi decent picture of my pocketed dress. But it’s the best! pic.twitter.com/KDlE6wtpG7— Kelsey (@kelselizabeth__) September 4, 2018
Mine had pockets! I carried mobile phone and cigarettes down the aisle...in my pockets! pic.twitter.com/bDVZHLTNOU— lulu jack (@lulujack) September 4, 2018
Okay but my pockets were the deciding factor in my dress 😍 #weddingdresseswithpockets pic.twitter.com/N8Hx9G7vAY— em (@Mrs_Bailor) September 4, 2018
What a refreshing thread! My 2009 JCrew wedding gown with pockets was everything! pic.twitter.com/NE5hsGq4mz— beached (@beached_life) September 4, 2018
Knowing my husband and I were going to be reading our vows to each other— I HAD to have pockets for tissues! Best decision EVER! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/cH8Idrk7aj— Jena Heflin (@JenaSands) September 4, 2018
Mine had pockets!!! By Justin Alexander! 😁👰🏼 pic.twitter.com/khEuwgmhdP— 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐡 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐨𝐧 (@SarahGraham11) September 4, 2018
My wedding dress had pockets too! 😊 pic.twitter.com/HMbiUzhk67— Emily (@emilywdc) September 4, 2018
Mine had pockets too! I loved it. Everyone freaked out when I pulled my vows out of my pocket. pic.twitter.com/WxnMW1m5cP— Cora Montgomery (@CoraRMontgomery) September 4, 2018
It was the best part about mine!🙋🏻♀️👰🏻 #weddingdresswithpockets #dresseswithpockets pic.twitter.com/7H2xP82xd2— Sonia Sanchez (@gsoniaa12) September 4, 2018
Got married last November & my dress had pockets! Had little framed pictures of my grandparents in each pocket so they could be with me on my wedding day ❤️ pic.twitter.com/LksvKx83P2— Denise Heys (@MissDLowe) September 4, 2018