It's been extra hot this summer so many Fashionistas have opted for dresses to maintain a fashion forward look and stay cool. This week’s Fashionista was found doing just that, wearing a tailored shirtdress that shows off her fashion sense without suffering from the heat. The neon pink and contrasting black belt were style highlights, but the best detailing on this ensemble were the pockets on the front of the dress.
The pocketed dress has been spotted on several designer runways but it's also making an appearance in everyday street style due to the functional nature of the pocket. Not only do pockets provide a place to rest your hands, they also serve as storage space; these stylish dresses are the perfect place to tuck away a phone or lip balm so you don’t have to worry about lugging around a bag when you’re out.
The pocketed dress this Fashionista's rocking is perfect for summer; the sleeveless top and just above the knee hem show just the right amount of skin while the button-down and collar details maintain a formal appeal, the perfect balance for a summer night out. By cinching the waist, this Fashionista’s belt adds shape to the A-line dress and divides the dress in two, drawing attention to the pockets below the belt as a focal point of the outfit.
Many dresses feature this pocketed style so it's easy for anyone to create a similar look. Try this navy mini dress with hidden pockets in the pleats of the skirted bottom and spice it up with chunky jewelry and rugged combat boots. For a dress that stands on its own, check out this anchor printed sundress from J.Crew with on-seam pockets. If you want the pockets to really stand out, try this tan floral dress with pockets that drape below the hem or this poppy printed dress with large front pockets and an open back detail. Although bags and purses are fun accessories, take a break from carrying everything around and let your pockets be both a fashion statement and a functional addition to your wardrobe this summer.