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.




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.


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.


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.


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.
  8. Posted by Anna on January 6th, 2015 at 5:29pm

    I adore the dress in photograph number 8! Do you possibly have any information on where it is from? Thank you!
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