Rock The Red Carpet Trend With Our Top 20 Pretty Pocket Dresses: Shopping Fix

15 April 2014 by

Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora at the MTV Movie Awards [Getty]

Shopping for the perfect dress is never an easy feat. Here at Grazia HQ we’ve spotted a nifty little styling trick to transform your get up: dresses with pocket detailing. Rita Ora was spotted in a floor length black Barbara Casasola number and Ellie Goulding sported a white Emporio Armani cut out dress at the MTV Movie Awards this weekend. The key similarity? They both wore theirs with their hands tucked into their pockets.

What do we love about the little pocket detailing? Not just for the fact it makes for excellent red carpet posing but also for the way it channels the sporty trend for this season, it can transform your uptown outfit into a laid back ensemble. It’s not just a style for the red carpet; day-time dresses worn with pockets can make a pretty little frock become more masculine – and as soon as your hands are stuffed in, your vibe changes instantly

Opt for stiff cotton fabrics and structured silhouettes to nail the smart but sporty look. We’ve shopped around to find the best 20 pocket dresses that are available to buy now! Click through the gallery above to get shopping!

Words By Hannah Davidson

Shopping By Sophie Hooper


Shift Dress In Texture With Pockets, £45, [a target="_blank" href="">ASOS[/a]

2. Won Hundred

Dress In Digital Print, £200, Won Hundred at [a target="_blank" href="">ASOS[/a]

3. Jena.Theo

Muscle Mini Dress In Coated Pearl Denim With White Leather Trim, £195, Jena.Theo at [a target="_blank" href="">ASOS[/a]

4. Zara

Two-Tone Dress With Embellished Neckline, £35.99, [a target="_blank" href="">Zara[/a]

5. COS

Pocket Detail Shirt Dress, £59, [a target="_blank" href="">COS[/a]

6. Victoria Victoria Beckham

Contract Pocket Dress, £625, Victoria Victoria Beckham at [a target="_blank" href="$ja=tsid:32619|prd:79682&cm_mmc=AFFIL-_-AWIN-_-79682-_-%20%200RpXOIXA500&awc=3539_1397558000_1577c503c426468edeccf3bd72f6d189&utm_source=Affiliates&utm_medium=79682&utm_term=na&utm_content=na%20%20&utm_campaign=na">Selfridges[/a]

7. Christopher Kane

Jacquard Petal Pocket Shift Dress, £950, Christopher Kane at [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/">Selfridges[/a]

8. S Max Mara

Madera Shift Dress, £265, S Max Mara at [a target="_blank" href="">Selfridges[/a]

9. T By Alexander Wang

Gabardine Shift Dress, £245, T By Alexander Wang at [a target="_blank" href="">Net-a-Porter[/a]

10. Mulberry

Edie Silk Trimmed Wool Crepe Dress, £895, Mulberry at [a target="_blank" href="">Net-a-Porter[/a]

11. Mary Katrantzou

Short Dress, £1,445, Mary Katrantzou at [a target="_blank" href="">TheCorner[/a]

12. Simone Rocha

Short Dress, £1,095, Simone Rocha at [a target="_blank" href="">TheCorner[/a]

13. Jonathan Saunders

Dress, £1,350, Johnathan Saunders Exclusively at [a target="_blank" href="">Joseph[/a]

14. Gareth Pugh

Flared A Line Dress, £808, Gareth Pugh at [a target="_blank" href="">FarFetch[/a]

15. & Other Stories

Pocket Detail Jersey Dress, £45,[a target="_blank" href=""> & Other Stories [/a]

16. Carven

Abstract Print Dress, £516.36, Carven at [a target="_blank" href="">FarFetch[/a]

17. Mary Katrantzou

Tamale Dress, £1,350, Mary Katrantzou at [a target="_blank" href="">FarFetch[/a]

18. Sacai

Cotton and Silk Dress, £1,405, Sacai at Selfridges

19. Harrods Of London

Leather Patch Pocket Tunic, £425, [a target="_blank" href="">Harrods Of London[/a]

20. Kenzo

Palm Tree Jacquard Dress, £475, Kenzo at [a target="_blank" href="">Harvey Nichols[/a]


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