12 Dresses With Pockets We're Obsessed With

The best, hands down.

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It's true: There was a time when pockets were only sewn into menswear. Women, meanwhile, had to hide their pockets in the interior linings of skirts (opens in new tab) and dresses (opens in new tab). Today, the pocket is an equal opportunist, giving everyone the chance to sport the pouch any which way they choose. Enter the world of dresses with pockets. You don't have to settle for trousers (opens in new tab) to reap the benefits of the handy detail; whether you're a sucker for a button-flap or a simple single-welt style, we've got a great selection of pocket-clad dresses to shop right now. The best part? You need not have deep pockets to own one.

The Sleeveless Dress

A breezy sleeveless dress with pockets? Sign us up. Make your pockets the main event or wear them inconspicuously sewn into the sides. When the warm weather subsides, layer your dresses over short sleeves or style them with a cozy cardigan (opens in new tab), subtly draped around your shoulders.

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The Short-Sleeve Dress

There's something so appealing about a feminine dress that's also practical. These short sleeve dresses are multi-tasking masters, allowing you to leave your completely overstuffed purse at home. Now you can accessorize with one of these day clutches (opens in new tab) instead.

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The Long-Sleeve Dress

It wasn't always the case, but a modern-day pocket dress can rise to any occasion. These long-sleeve options can impress on work days or as weekend wear. Stash yours with keys, lip balms, or snacks—just remember to take clear them out before laundry day (opens in new tab).

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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.