The right length, the perfect fit, the chicest neckline… there are a lot of targets to hit, but when it comes to searching for your next dress, you’ve probably never given a second thought to pockets. The more detail-oriented sartorialists among you will love the latest trend, though: pockets are popping up on the hips and lapels of day dresses and eveningwear alike. And we’re not talking about those hidden slits that red carpet strutters so elegantly tuck a hand into—these pockets are bold statements in themselves, accented with zippers, embellishments and flaps.
Some of our favorite tastemakers are proving themselves to be pocket aces as well: Nicola Peltz channeled the 60s in a mod white Versus dress at a Bates Motel event. Her dress featured a sheer overlay and oversized hip pockets highlighted by silver zippers. You can think of the pocket trend as a new spin on the peplum, as a 3D detail that breaks up the line of a dress. Olivia Palermo demonstrated this effect in a Louis Vuitton tweed shift with two rows of pockets adorned with sequins and fringe. Sofia Coppola wore another pocket-perfect look by the designer at the Cannes premiere of The Bling Ring. We love Mollie King’s simple lime green Jaeger dress accented with two hip pockets and paired with tangerine River Island pumps for color contrast, while Kylie Minogue did the pocket trend in a white guipure lace Moschino dress at Cannes.
You don’t have to have deep pockets to shop some of our favorite celeb-inspired dresses with pocket details:
1. Lacoste Roll Sleeve Mixed Media Oversize Pocket Dress – $126.99; 2. Dorothy Perkins Navy Pocket Roll Neck Dress – $35; 3. Taylor Aqua and Lime Jersey Knit Colorblock Rolled Collar Dress – $60.19; 4. Goat Exclusive Sylvie Pocket Shift Dress – $755; 5. Asos Shift Dress with Zip Detail – $67.88; 6. Band of Outsiders Tweed Overall Dress – $425; 7. Havren Sleeveless Bow Back Dress – $88; 8. Theory Sebiya Dress – $295