Wedding dresses aren't typically associated with being practical. But the lastest new wedding dress trend is here to rectify that!
Wedding dresses with pockets have burst onto the scene and brides are obsessed. If you've wondered what you'll do with your hands when posing for all your pictures or simply want to keep your phone with you on the dancefloor at your reception, a dress with pockets is the chic and stylish solution.
Here are 19 of our favourite styles, from full-on ballgowns to a gorgeous short and sweet number from Pronovias.
Justin Alexander - 88025
The crystal buttons on the front of this Justin Alexander gown are mesmerising, but it'll be the pockets you love. This satin dress with a sweetheart neckline will make a real statement!
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Pronovias - Xara Skirt and Xeic Bodice
This majestic ballgown-style skirt gets a playful twist with pockets. It harks back to the glamour of the 50s with an elegant edge from the long sleeves and daring back.
Casablanca Bridal - 2285
It's hard to tell which side of this dress we love more: the chic deep plunge on front, or the embellished low back. Simple in shape, yet totally glamorous, this A-line Casablanca Bridal dress is universally flattering.
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Jesus Peiro - 8005
This is a trend double-whammy from Jesus Peiro: pockets and a beautiful bow on the front. If you're after a structured gown with plenty of talking points, this is it.
Oleg Cassini - Bow-Shoulder Mikado Dress
What can we say, we really have a thing for bows! Especially when they're over-sized and accentuate a beautiful one-shouldered look. This Oleg Cassini at David's Bridal dress is elegant and modern but definitely brings the drama.
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Mirror Mirror Couture - Aurelia Skirt
Bridal separates are really having their moment in the spotlight. Combine two trends with this statement pocketed skirt and boho-style lace top from Mirror Mirror Couture that keeps it fun and feminine.
Maggie Sottero - Dylan
Be careful what you keep in your pockets with this Maggie Sottero dress - they're built into the sheer organza layers! Topped with a pearl and Swarovski crystal belt, this dress is the height of romance and femininity.
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Mori Lee - 8272
Embellished bodices don't come much more sexy than this Mori Lee number. With spaghetti straps and a full skirt, your eye is drawn to the nipped in waist. This is perfect if you're trying to create the illusion of an hourglass figure.
Pronovias - Deina
Don't think you can't have pockets on a short wedding dress too! Pronovias has created this zippy little lace dress that's ideal for a more informal wedding, vintage theme, or an evening wedding dress so you can dance at the reception.
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Justin Alexander - 88019
If you want a more modest gown that covers your shoulders and keeps cleavage under control without sacrificing on style, we love this Justin Alexander dress. Sophisticated and elegant, you'll love the covered buttons which go all the way down the chapel length train to the hem.
BHLDN - Kenndedy Gown
A gentle rose tone is gorgeous on brides who don't want traditional white or ivory. Clean and classic, this ankle-length gown by BHLDN - the wedding brand from Anthropologie - mixes sensible elbow-length sleeves with that dramatic plunge for eye-catching glamour.
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Charlie Brear- Peploe
You won't be able to keep your hands off this textured Charlie Brear dress. With cute applique flowers at the waist, it's fun, playful and unique.
Suzanne Neville - Loretta
Suzanne Neville is known for her contemporary updates on timeless styles and the Loretta dress is a gorgeous example. Taking the classic strapless ballgown shape, she's added a modern edge with crisp, clean lines and luxe fabric.
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Mori Lee - 8291
Feel like a princess and conceal a pack of cheeky tic tacs in this Mori Lee dress. The off-the-shoulder straps and embellished bodice leading into that ballgown skirt are pure Disney.
Sottero and Midgley - McCall
Featuring a bateau neckline (as favoured by Meghan Markle), Sottero and Midgley have created a scene-stealer with this structured dress. The pockets are hidden on this dress so it'll be your little secret.
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Justin Alexander - 8965
Hand-beaded Chantilly lace appliques add detail to this timeless shape. An illusion neckline and back makes this a really delicate, romantic choice for a bride who's all about the femininity - and pockets.
Galina - Plus Size Floral Jacquard A-Line Dress
This textured floral jacquard dress is super simple but still show-stopping, and would look amazing with a flower crown. If you're a plus size bride who isn't afraid of showing off your curves, choose this Galina gown.
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Naomi Neoh - Evie Dress and Adele Skirt
Here an under-dress has been combined with a beautiful over-skirt for a completely different look by British designer Naomi Neoh. The delicate silk satin chiffon Adele skirt has those beloved pockets and lots of movement so you keep the silhouette of the structured dress underneath with a boho vibe on top.
Oleg Cassini - CWG780
Is there any word other than breathtaking? Oleg Cassini have not only created the most grand and stunning dresses, they put pockets in it! Covered in 5,000 beads and sequins and finished with scalloped lace trim, plus yards of beaded and applique tulle, no guest will be able to take their eyes off you.
Make sure to check out our round-up of the most beautiful lace wedding dresses if you've been inspired by these.