Why are pockets so exciting?

posted 2 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I had pockets…I loved them, it was just another lovely feature of the dress but it wouldn’t have been a deal breaker for me.

I kept a little lip gloss gloss and my phone in my pocket…also had my vows and a tissue in there during the ceremony. My dress went out at the hip so the pockets weren’t an issue and I couldn’t feel the contents moving about or anything.

I’ve found with both my dress and with friends who have had them, the pockets made us relax a little bit…we just stood differently, no awkward poses not knowing what to do with our hands etc…we could also *twirl* our skirts better ๐Ÿ˜‚

I guess it’s just personal preference though x

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I love pockets. They are handy for holding small things, obvs.. 

But I also just love being able to stand with my hands in my pockets… Something comforting about it!

Unfortunately the skirt I’m having made is a sheath, so no pockets.. ๐Ÿ™

But I might have a short bell skirt made for dancing – which I might get pockets in.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Pockets in general are exciting because they (or the lack of them) have been used as a tool in the oppression of women in society.  If a woman had to carry her things in her hands or restrict herself to hidden pouches underneath her clothes that she sewed herself, then she clearly didn’t have her hands free or the easy access to do things like carry small books to read or keys for her house (or a business to run) or money to buy things, etc.  It made us dependent on others.  And then the advent of the purse came along, but that still didn’t allow us the same freedom because now our hands were busy carrying our purses. And even when pockets became “allowable” they were often made useless for the sake of fashion (i.e. it is more important to look skinny in our jeans than have functional pockets). 

There are entire essays and research articles on the topic if you are legitimately interested.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

 I personally really dislike pockets in dresses. I feel like they often ruin the line of the dress and stick out, and to me they’re non-functional even if they don’t stick out. I don’t like how it looks when I put anything in them, and I’m always tempted to put my hands in my pockets which causes (me personally) to slouch/look awkward.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Mine has pockets and it is absolutely one of my favorite things about it! It’s a ball gown so you don’t notice the pockets at all (since it flares out at the hip). I will be using them to carry my phone and my vows for sure—maybe additonal small items.

 

See photos! You can’t tell they’re there until you notice my hands are gone, lol

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Post # 7
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Helper bee

Well, I guess women find pockets useful for the same reasons men do.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

Pockets are very useful for snacks.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Because womens clothing is severly lacking in pockets as a general rule. Why do mens dress pants have pockets but womens don’t? Why do I only get those fake fucking flaps instead of an actual place to put things? 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

annabananabee :  I am genuinely interested. Could you point me in the right direction? Google is a little overwhelming on this topic

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2016

ROOM FOR SNACKS

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

More snacks! More snacks! More snacks! 

but in all seriousness, I am not a dress girl so I get super uncomfortable….pockets seem to calm me. 

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