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We love shopping for dresses, especially ones you can wear all year long, dress up or down, and are really, truly, comfortable.
Whether it’s shirt and wrap dresses for work, summer maxis, or house dresses, finding a print and fit that looks and feels great on your body is the ultimate confidence-booster. But no matter how much you love your new frock, the sheer excitement you feel when you realize it has pockets is unlike any joy you’ll find in other clothing features (you rarely hear people exclaim “and it has darts!”). Whether or not we use the pockets is another thing completely — just knowing they’re there makes us happy.
Scroll down for dresses with pockets that — with the right accessories — you can wear to any event, any time of year.
$39.90 (was $49.90), Uniqlo
Finnish fashion house Marimekko is renowned for its unique prints and 50s-style designs. This loose-fitting A-line, premium cotton dress (with pockets!) falls just below the knee and can be dressed up or down. Reviewers added a belt for polish, but it looks just as glamorous when it’s free-flowing.
“This is pretty much my perfect dress: A-line, pockets, looks fantastic with a belt.”
“Love this dress. It looks great with a belt and feels amazing. It is a long time since I have felt clothes with this quality of cotton.”
$99.95 (was $168.00 – $170.00), Anthropologie
This lace overlay dress comes in all sizes, and can be worn anywhere from a wedding to coffee with friends. It’s fully lined, and the sleeves are just loose enough to cover your shoulders without feeling restricted.
“I love everything about this dress: the pockets, length, color, fit, arm width, and neckline. There’s nothing I would change about this dress. It will be worn to work and for everyday use.“
“What I love most about this dress is that it can be dressed up or down! The slip runs pretty true to size but the dress itself runs a little bit larger than the expected, so keep that in mind. I was really drawn to the cute checkered pattern and the tiered element of the dress is very flattering.”
With a classic wrap-and-tie style that flatters every figure, this pocketed dress is effortlessly cool. While it feels lightweight and summery, add a cardigan and booties and it will move right with you into the cooler months.
“This dress is super flattering and comfortable. It has a bit of stretch which adds to the comfort.“
“Love this dress! I usually wear a women’s XL; 5’7” and a 38D bra. Very comfy, very cool material, super flattering and sexy on the chest, and it has pockets! This dress makes me feel beautiful.”
$16.99 – $29.96, Amazon
With 36 color combinations and sizes Small-3X, this Amazon dress with pockets is a fan favorite. Not only does it have elbow-length sleeves, its circle skirt is feminine and flattering on all body shapes. Plus, it has more than 3,600 five-star reviews (one reviewer is pictured in her dress here!), so you know it doesn’t disappoint.
“The material was good quality for the price. I love the fact that it has pockets, it’s a soft material and super comfortable. I’ve washed it several times already and it’s still in good color and shape. Great buy! I’m about 220lbs, 5’6 and a size 16. I ordered XL.” (reviewer pictured above)
“This dress is super comfortable and the material is great. Nice medium weight. I’m 5’3, size 14 on top, 16 on the bottom and I purchased the XXL based off the size chart. It fits absolutely perfectly. I added a belt for a pop of color.“
When you think Athleta, you probably think athleisure. This dress feels like athleisure, but can be accessorized to wear to an event. The built-in bra allows you to go braless, which makes the cutout back really stand out. It’s also made of Recycled Featherweight Stretch™ fabric, so it feels cool and breathable and shields your skin from the sun with UBF 50+ protection.
“I absolutely love this dress. The shelf bra is comfortable, I normally order petite, but don’t mind the longer length. You can wear it with sneakers, flat sandals or a heel. I wish that it came in more colors”
“I’m plus size 5’7 usually a 16 or 18 the XL fits perfectly. This is going to be my go to dress. The built-in cups add a lot of support (no need for a bra which is nice). The cut outs in the back make the dress look really sporty and chic. You can dress it up as well. I just like throwing on some vans and running errands . It’s sportswear with an edge and you will look super cute wearing it.”
$64.95, L.L. Bean
Add leggings and a sweater to this summery dress and you have a suitable work outfit for any season. With a drawstring waist, you can make it as fitted or loose as you like (we recommend keeping it looser for a lunch with your girlfriends).
“Delighted to have found a light-weight dress that is not a sun dress and is not sleeveless for summer office work. Love the color, love the fabric, love the price.”
“I have 3 of these dresses now — I love the way the lightweight cotton feels and looks. They wash and dry well, though they did shrink up about 1.5 inches (reach just above the knee on me now, 5’5″). I don’t pull the drawstring at the waist in too much — prefer it a little more unstructured. It’s one of those dresses you can just put on and forget about — looks good at home and out, with a pair of sneakers or sandals.”
This pocketed shirt dress from Anthropologie hits just above your knee and can be worn with leggings during chillier days. The fabric makes it look and feel more expensive than it is — you’ll have this in your closet for years to come!
“I cannot say enough about how flattering the cut is on a plus size women who carries her weight in her bust (36 I cup). Really minimizes the and the pockets are great!“
“I’m glad I went out on a limb and tried this dress on. The style isn’t typically what I would be drawn to but figured I’d try it. I love Cloth & Stone and their items fall nicely. This dress is super flattering and I love the neckline. So comfy and cute. I wore it with booties and tights for winter but will wear with my sneakers in warmer weather.”
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