20 Dresses with Pockets That Are the Perfect Mix of Fashion & Function

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Admit it: Dresses with pockets are the best thing since sliced bread. Sure, they give you the ability to carry around small, everyday essentials sans handbag, but they also serve as the perfect place to put your hands when you aren’t quite sure what to do with them. (A never-ending struggle, TBH.) And name a moment more exhilarating than receiving a compliment on said dress and excitedly responding with, “Thanks, it has pockets!" Exactly.

If we had our druthers, every dress would be designed with the nifty pouches, and their pocket-less counterparts would cease to exist all together. But we can’t always get our way, and thus, we have to track down these fashion-meets-function MVPs all on our own. Good news though, because shopping for them is a breeze, so long as you know where to look. And even better news: We do, so of course we’re going to show you what’s caught our eye. From frocks made for picnics in the park and minimalist styles ideal for lounging to romantic, puffed-sleeve minis and flowy maxis, here are 20 of the best dresses with pockets that will add a dose of functionality to your OOTD.

Best Dresses With Pockets At A Glance:


1. Everlane The Tiered Midi Dress

Best Tiered Dress

It’s effortless, it’s flowy, it’s lightweight and it’s versatile enough to wear from spring through fall. Oh, and we especially love that green apple hue that has us dreaming of freshly picked fruit and blooming tulips.

Size range: XXS to XL

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2. Abercrombie & Fitch Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

Best Mini Dress

We aren’t sure what we love more: the whimsical pattern of swirling sorbet-esque hues or the show-stopping puffed sleeves that makes this ensemble more than seasonally appropriate.

Size range: XXS to XXL

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3. Madewell Sophia Midi Dress

Best Cotton Dress

This one is the kind of dress that you can wear *literally* anywhere. We’re talking from work to Easter brunch, on grocery runs to coffee dates, and everywhere else in between.

Size range: XXS to XXL

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4. J.crew Button-front Dress

Best Button-Down Dress

Eyelet lace and spring were made for one another, and this midi is proof. Although you can snag it in white and black, we’re partial to the pretty, baby blue style above.

Size range: 00 to 24

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5. Pilcro Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress

Best Linen Dress

Combine ruffle sleeves, breezy linen and a little dash of retro, ‘50s vibes and voila! You’ve got a dress that could not be more ideal for that upcoming park picnic date even if it tried.

Size range: XXS to XL

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6. Anthropologie Somerset Maxi Dress

Best Maxi Dress

We love a good maxi moment, and we award this one bonus points for the array of playful patterns and vibrant colors that makes choosing just one waaay more difficult than expected.

Size range: XXS to XL

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7. Mango Flowy Slit Dress

Best Midi Slip Dress

Three of our favorite things in a dress: simple, cozy and (of course) with pockets. And your inner minimalist will love that this number goes with practically any shoe under the sun.

Size range: 2 to 14

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8. Reformation Rou Dress

Best Midi Dress

Allow us to present an understated, cocktail-appropriate frock that is totally in line with your BFF’s wedding dress code and won’t force you to sacrifice any comfort points.

Size range: XS to XL

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9. Madewell Signature Coverall Dress

Best Coverall Dress

The perfect spring to summer to fall transitional dress doesn't exi—

Size range: XXS to XL

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10. J.crew Resume Dress

Best Office-Friendly Dress

Professional yet stylish and comfortable without being frumpy, this beaut of a dress would make a fab addition to your office wardrobe.

Size range: 00 to 24

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11. Pilcro Button Down Shirt Dress

Best Shirt Dress

Leave it buttoned up and style with a pair of platform combat boots, or wear it open and layer it over a tee and jeans—either way, you’ll get plenty of use out of this fashion forward shirt/dress hybrid.

Size range: XXS to XL

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Abercrombie & Fitch

12. Abercrombie & Fitch Easy Maxi Dress

Best Smocked Dress

The smocked dress straight from our cottagecore dreams, this beauty totally exudes that strolling-through-the-garden kind of spring energy and we are fully on board.

Size range: XXS to XXL

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13. Treasure & Bond Favorite Slip Dress

Best Maxi Slip Dress

Every gal needs a flowy maxi to take on tropical vacays (or, for couch potato-ing it up in comfort.) We think this one in particular is just the ticket.

Size range: S to 1X

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14. Reformation Lissa Dress

Best Strapless Dress

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, versatility in fashion is just *chef’s kiss.* So while we’re thrilled by the pockets on this chic midi, what truly sold us was the removable shoulder straps, so you can wear it with spaghetti straps one day and strapless the next.

Size range: 0 to 12

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15. Amazon Essentials Wrap Dress

Best Wrap Dress

A classic wrap dress is never going to go out of style, and we love how easy it is to dress this little number up with some strappy heels or keep things casual with a pair of chunky white sneakers.

Size range: XS to XXL

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Abercrombie & Fitch

16. Abercrombie & Fitch Open Back Midi Dress

Best Open-Back Dress

Looking for a date night dress that's not over-the-top fancy but still delivers on sex appeal? This flowy midi with an open back is totally add to cart worthy.

Size range: XXS to XL

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17. Daily Practice By Anthropologie Utility Mini Dress

Best Casual Dress

Whether you slip this on for Sunday errands or don it for your next outdoor jog (because yes, it is workout-friendly) you’ll appreciate this frock’s soft cotton material that’s breathable and so easy to move in.

Size range: XXS to XL

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18. Becca Breezy Basics Cover-up Dress

Best Cover-Up Dress

FYI, it’s never too early to start prepping for the approaching summer months, so why not get a head start on your poolside fits by adding this light-as-air cover-up to your wardrobe.

Size range: S to L

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Abercrombie & Fitch

19. Abercrombie & Fitch Babydoll Mini Dress

Best Cami Dress

Soft, easy and so breezy, we won’t be shocked if this becomes one of your warm weather go-tos year after year.

Size range: XXS to XL

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20. Amazon Essentials Tank Maxi Dress

Best Budget-Friendly Dress

Whether you pair it with heeled mules, sleek booties or white sneakers, this $25 stunner makes for an instant, no-thought-required kind of outfit.

Size range: XS to XXL