The Pocket Guide To All-Pockets Everything — Just Because

Photo: Courtesy of Reformation.
Pockets are the best. That is a statement of fact. Yet it can be surprisingly difficult to find everyday clothes with actual useful pockets, rather than this-is-where-pockets-should-go-but-these-hardly-fit-your-debit-card pockets. And, thus, we're forced to tread on with our totes and crossbody bags — however empty they may be. But, to the unnecessary schlepping, we say: no more.

To that end, we found the best dresses, jumpsuits, skirts, and shirts with pockets that — gasp! — actually hold things. Game-changer, we know. Click through for a more convenient (and portability-minded) closet.

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Pockets don't (and shouldn't) necessarily mean a super-structured shape. This swing dress — the classic lazy-day silhouette — has two front pouch pockets that fit perfectly with the relaxed fit.
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We basically scan e-comm sites for a coy image of a model casually putting her hand in a secret pocket to decide which dresses belong in our closet.
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We've got a trick up our sleeves.... Spoiler: It's our love for sophisticated dresses designed with convenience in mind.
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Don't be tardy for the party. Again, hidden front pockets swoop in for the win. This silk-blend dress has an almost bubble shape, which means there's extra room around the torso (and, it's not distracting).
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Arguably, it's most important to have pockets in your workwear. You always need to have a key, extra pens, some snacks for those definitely going overtime meetings. This pinafore dress puts a contemporary twist on suiting, and looks as elegant with a crisp button-down as it feels chic with a striped T-shirt on the weekend.
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Green suede has a lot of flair. The solid pocket placement is just an added bonus.
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Not only does this caftan come with secret side pockets (masterfully hidden by the all-over plaid), but it also comes with a hood — a surprising add-on that's as cool as it is practical.
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What could possibly make a mini-shirtdress any easier? The small-but-still-useful pockets in the front.
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Earn those stripes with some country-club vibes.
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Our go-to fall dress: found.
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We thought our love for jumpsuits couldn't go deeper. Then we discovered one-pieces with pockets, and were enamored once again.
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For work, play, and anything in between.
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You can leave the clutch at home. The apron pockets on this suit can hold your phone, keys, and cash just fine.
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Can't ever have too much denim in our closets — especially since our go-to skinnies feature virtually microscopic pockets.
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A pinafore for your thoughts?
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Let's wrap this up: Pockets rock, and they should be incorporated into every item of clothing. Period.
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Why we live in a world where all skirts still don't have pockets is beyond us.
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This elegant, modern layered lace pencil skirt isn't all show: Two long front pockets make for a stunning and incredibly useful detail.
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A wool-blend mini, just in time for the cold months. (Too soon?)
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A lightweight linen skirt you'll not only want to wear every day, you might have to — because, for the love of pockets.
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Check out the welt pockets on this checked beauty.
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The cargo look is coming back — and it's actually a good thing.
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Give ’em the cold shoulder — if only to show off those pockets.
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This may look like your classic button-down, but the long-line silhouette has some subtle on-seam pocket action going on — the ultimate on-the-go staple.
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The top brings the stripes. The front pocket provides the stars (in our eyes).
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The lightweight silk may be soft, but that oversized breast pocket is solid.
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Invest in pockets. It's worth it.

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