A Pocket or Two: Bridal Fashion Inspiration

There is a casual elegance to wedding dresses with pockets. They’re an unexpected detail with a lot of impact. Not only do they add to the design of the dress, but just think about all of those hand-in-pocket poses for your photographs! There’s a distinct off-duty model vibe here. Pockets also provide a contrast to formal styles of dresses and are ideal for brides who want to strike the balance between a laid-back yet chic look. Above all, pockets are a great way to sneak your lipstick or vows into your pocket too.

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Spaghetti straps went through a very awkward phase at one point; perhaps seen on one too many slinky red carpet numbers. On wedding dresses they have definitely redeemed themselves. Thin straps and a fitted top that flares out into a wider skirt is the perfect dress silhouette for pockets.

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For extra visual contrast, a more traditional style of dress with pockets is an elegant yet quirky alternative. Strapless dresses with a defined waist look great as the pockets help to add volume to the skirt. Wedding dresses with sleeves can also be transformed by the addition of discreet pockets.

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Pockets can work well with multiple styles of dresses as well as different themes and venues. This trend is just waiting for a City Hall or Courthouse wedding. You will need to bring some form of identification and if you don’t fancy carrying a bag, then slipping them into the pocket of your dress is a win-win. Also, if you’re opting out of having a bouquet then this is a neat way to hide any fidgeting hands.

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For the final touches, a loose hairstyle such as a messy updo or braid will work well. Likewise, a high top ballerina bun will keep the focus on your dress and add to the contemporary style.

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Photo one: weddingchicks.comPhoto two: weddbook.com; Photo three: rebekahwestover.blogspot.co.uk; Photo four: muffashionista.com; Photo five: lindseycahillphotography.com; Photo six: bridalmusings.com; Photo seven: utahbrideblog.com; Photo eight: paigehillerphotography.com;

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  1. Posted by amy on June 25th, 2014 at 6:46pm

    I love the first dress with pockets! Where can I find it?
  2. Posted by lisa reiner on July 22nd, 2014 at 4:36pm

    I love the first dress!! Where can I find it?
  3. Posted by Nicole on July 29th, 2014 at 2:39pm

    That first dress is everything!!! Love it!
  4. Posted by Priscilla on August 2nd, 2014 at 7:33pm

    Who is the designer of the first dress please?
  5. Posted by Priscilla on August 2nd, 2014 at 7:40pm

    Nevermind, the link you posted below lists the designer. Thank you!
  6. Posted by Lynda on October 23rd, 2014 at 6:51pm

    I'm interested in obtaining info on the necklace the first model is wearing.
  7. Posted by Giselle on October 24th, 2014 at 3:08pm

    The dress in the first image is by Amsale and the necklace is J Crew :) You can find more info in the photo link above.
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