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Who doesn’t love a comfortable frock with roomy pockets? If you’re looking for something that can be dressed up or down for work, travel, or play, our readers suggest these pretty pieces to accessorize and wear pretty much anywhere!
Dresses With Pockets
Written By: Michelle Nati
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Let’s face it—clothes with pockets are infinitely more comfortable than those without. Not so much because you need to carry things, but because putting your hands inside a pocket makes you feel comfortable—and comfort means confidence. Sometimes you just don’t know what to do with your hands!
From sophisticated frocks to house dresses with pockets, readers share their favorites. Check them out below!
Best Women’s Dresses With Pockets
Allegrace Plus Size Midi Dress | Sizes 1X-4X Plus
Allegrace Midi Dress With Pockets
We love finding plus size dresses with pockets and this one by Allegrace hits all the marks. It’s soft and lightweight and has a cute, round neck and a flowing, swing hemline, which is flattering for most wearers.
Perfect for weddings, a cocktail party or a day at the office; pair it with a cute hat or sandals for the perfect summer look.
You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!
Nemidor Fit and Flare Midi Dress With Pockets
The pretty plus sized dress by Nemidor is made from stretchy, breathable material and features cap sleeves and pockets for a practical, but casual look. Readers love the different print options available.
Perfect for window shopping in winter—just pair it with boots—or an Easter brunch in early spring. A chic and relaxed choice for backyard parties to workplace bunches.
We have rounded up our favorite travel dresses that will help you pack light and fashionably!
Halife Casual Dress With Pockets
Tres chic and punk rock all at once, readers rave about this black and white striped dress by Halife. It features 3/4 sleeves and pockets on each side for a practical look that also lends itself to fun at the club. The flattering stripes are also available in other shades too.
One reader loves it and says, “I wore it with tights and black booties to travel in. When we headed to dinner, I changed to wedge heels, gold jewelry, and red lipstick. There were minimal wrinkles by the end of the day. “
Pack less clothing and more jewelry for some beautiful travel outfits!
Nemidor | Sizes 14W-26W
Nemidor Maxi Dress With Pockets
Plus size maxi dresses with pockets are also hard to come by. Readers love this frock by Nemidor. With its easy, front pocket design, and stretchy material that makes you comfortable, one reader owns a few in different colors and says, although she’s short, she knots it one side to adjust the length and calls it “super cute.”
Another reader agrees, saying, “I got this same exact dress and wore it while on vacation in Europe last fall and then on a 9-hour flight from Paris to Detroit and it was super comfortable! I, too, knotted it, and it didn’t drag or skim the ground. It’s very versatile—you can easily dress it up or down.”
We’ve got a round up of 20 beautiful summer maxi dresses!
prAna Parisol Dress With Pockets
If you’ve been looking for cocktail dresses with pockets, take a peek at this pretty prAna Parisol frock. Its Lenzing Modal weave boasts a sublimely soft hand in its bold blocks of stripes and patterns. You’ll look like you bought it at a bazaar in India, and no one has to know otherwise!
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28 Palms Shift Dress With Pockets
When it comes to summer dresses with pockets this 100% linen frock by 28 Palms will keep you cool and stylish all summer long. It features side pockets for comfy storage and a dainty, buttoned keyhole back. Lightweight, comfortable, and smooth to the touch, you’ll be the center of cool sophistication anywhere you are!
Stay cool on your next vacay with one of these linen dresses!
prAna Yarrow Dress With Pockets
For a versatile dress that’s easy to accessorize for a variety of outfits, the prAna Yarrow is cozy, breezy, and soft. Even for shorter women, it hits just above the knee and paints a crisp, clear, and pretty picture. When it comes to lounge dresses with pockets, readers love this piece as everyday wear for spring and summer.
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prAna Abbey Dress With Pockets
For those of you looking for modest dresses with pockets, this piece by prAna is made from soft Lenzing Tencel denim and offers full coverage. With its notched mandarin collar and chest pockets, it is perfect for any situation – from a summer barbeque to an office party. Pair it with a chunky gold necklace and heels when you’re all business and a floppy hat and flats when strolling beachside.
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Columbia Women’s Place Dress With Pockets
Go here, there, and everywhere in this versatile dress by Columbia. With its moisture-wicking technology, UPF 30 sun protection, deep pockets, and comfort-stretch fabric for enhanced mobility, you’ll be cool and collected in all situations. It’s a loose fit, so you can pair it with stretchy pants or leggings for a stylish cold-weather outfit.
Pait it with one of our best black leggings for travel!
BLANKNYC Women’s Shirtdress With Pockets
Stop the presses—we’ve found dresses with pockets and sleeves, and this BLANKNYC piece is a favorite of several readers! Even though you’re covered, you’ll remain cool in its breathable linen during the day, and all you need to do is throw a cardigan over it for nighttime fun. Deep pockets round out this pretty, practical picture.
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Arc’teryx Cala Dress With Pockets
With two pockets and an extra hidden-zippered security pouch inside the right pocket, readers rave about this stylish dress by Arc’teryx. Wear it to work or to an evening engagement—it’s comfortable and fashionable in every situation.
One reader, who is always on the lookout for black dresses with pockets had this to say, “It looks great on, It’s perfectly lightweight, SPF, wrinkle-free, stretch, quick-dry fabric… and it has pockets! It looks great with wedges, sandals, and tennies! Perfect!”
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City Chic A-Line Dress With Pockets
Darker colors may seem like difficult pull off in the heat, but it’s all about the fabric! With a wide weave, this linen/cotton blend piece by City Chic can keep you cool while staying chic—just the thing to pack if you’re wondering what to wear in the summer.
Heres an ultimate list for the best dress for hot weather travels!
Eddie Bauer Aster Dress With Pockets
From long weekend getaways to everyday chic, this crossover V-neck by Eddie Bauer is made from a polyester/spandex blend that’s both breathable and offers stretchy comfort.
Unlike many casual dresses with pockets, it features moisture-wicking, sun protection, and odor control technologies yet doesn’t skimp on style. It’s easy to care for, and it comes in black too!
Find out what’s the best fabric for travel!
Toad and Co Shakti SL Dress With Pockets
Channel your divine, feminine energy in this garment by Toad & Co Shakti SL. Made from organic cotton, this heavenly soft piece features bra-friendly straps and side pockets for the ultimate, worry-free comfort. We love the cinching sides and tassel neckline features combined with this gorgeous print.
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Karen Kane Quinn Dress With Pockets
Everyone knows how essential work dresses with pockets are for meetings in the boardroom and for cocktails once it hits 5 pm. This piece by Karen Kane is made from stretch jersey, and it’s incredibly easy to style. Doll it up or dress it down, depending on your mood.
It is easy to take care of too—after washing, just dry it flat and you have the perfect, no fuss, summer dress!
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Admire the View | Sizes 0-28
Admire the View Short Dress With Pockets
A plus-sized dress that accentuates your figure but isn’t too overbearing is music to our ears! This colorful, hand-illustrated floral print by Admire the View will keep you draped in scenic style. Vintage with a modern feel, this shawl-collared, short sleeve piece will be an essential of your summer wardrobe.
Take a look at the latest trends with these cute summer dresses for women!
Product Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Allegrace||Perfect for weddings, a cocktail party or a day at the office. Pair it with a cute hat or sandals for the perfect summer look.||Check Price|
|Nemidor Fit and Flare||The pretty plus sized dress by Nemidor is made from stretchy, breathable material and features cap sleeves and pockets for a practical, but casual look.||Check Price|
|Amazon Essentials Water-Resistant Packable Vest||“I wore it with tights and black booties to travel in. When we headed to dinner, I changed to wedge heels, gold jewelry, and red lipstick. There were minimal wrinkles by the end of the day. “||Check Price|
|Nemidor||“I got this same exact dress and wore it while on vacation in Europe last fall and then on a 9 hour flight from Paris to Detroit and it was super comfortable!"||Check Price|
|prAna Parisol||Its Lenzing Modal weave boasts a sublimely soft hand in its bold blocks of stripes and patterns.||` Check Price|
|28 Palms||It features side pockets for comfy storage and a dainty, buttoned keyhole back.||Check Price|
|prAna Yarrow||When it comes to lounge dresses with pockets, readers love this piece as everyday wear for spring and summer.||Check Price|
|prAna Abbey||This piece by prAna is made from soft Lenzing Tencel denim and offers full coverage.||Check Price|
|Columbia Women’s Place||With its moisture-wicking technology, UPF 30 sun protection, deep pockets, and comfort-stretch fabric for enhanced mobility, you’ll be cool, calm, and collected in all situations.||Check Price|
|BLANKNYC||Stop the presses—we’ve found dresses with pockets and sleeves, and this BLANKNYC piece is a favorite of several readers!||Check Price|
|Arc’teryx Cala||“It looks great on(better than the pictures). It’s perfect lightweight, spf, wrinkle free, stretch, quick dry fabric... and it has pockets!||Check Price|
|City Chic||With a wide weave, this linen/cotton blend piece by City Chic can keep you cool while staying chic.||Check Price|
|Eddie Bauer Aster||It features moisture-wicking, sun protection, and odor control technologies and doesn’t skimp on style. It’s easy to care for, and it comes in black too!||Check Price|
|Toad & Co Shakti SL||Made from organic cotton, this heavenly soft piece features bra-friendly straps and side pockets for the ultimate, worry-free comfort.||Check Price|
|Karen Kane Quinn||This piece by Karen Kane is made from stretch jersey, and it’s incredibly easy to style.||Check Price|
|Admire the View||Vintage with a modern feel, this shawl-collared, short sleeve piece will be an essential of your summer wardrobe.||Check Price|
How to Pack Dresses
Many of our readers use packing cubes to roll up and organize their dresses. Compass Rose packing cubes allow you to do so by number and color so you know where you packed everything, even when you use the cubes to separate parts of your outfit. Learn more in the video below.
Learn about our hacks with packing cubes in this video!
We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carry-on only!
What do you think are the best womens dresses with pockets? Share and comment below!
For more travel dress ideas, please read:
- These are the Best Vacation Maxi Dresses for Summer
- Cute Summer Dresses for Women Who Travel
- Best Convertible Travel Dresses: Flirty, Feminine, and Functional, Too
- Versatile Dresses: How to Wear One Dress, Many Ways
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