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To want to buy a dress with pockets

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fizzicles Tue 16-Jan-18 09:21:13

I am determined to buy clothes with pockets. It is too annoying not having them.

So, I need semi-smart dresses for work that are practical for working in reception with a bunch of messy 4/5 year olds, not too expensive (up to £50 would be OK I think) that have pockets. Can I find anything anywhere?? Not a sniff. AIBU? Can you help me?

Cyclingforcake Tue 16-Jan-18 09:24:41

Oliver Bonas used to sell dresses with pockets. They might be worth a look. Although they come up quite short.

BarryTheKestrel Tue 16-Jan-18 09:26:32

I have a few Apricot tunic dresses with pockets. I wear them for work with smart leggings or thick tights depending on the length. The pockets are invaluable.

thecatfromjapan Tue 16-Jan-18 09:29:03

Cos do pockets. A good reason to love them. Clothes tend to be cotton and machine-washable, too. And - as if I haven't already said enough - a vast amount of their clothing can be hung up to dry, with ironing only necessary for perfectionists.


thatwhichwecallarose Tue 16-Jan-18 09:29:50

I have a few from next that have pockets. I hate dresses that don’t have them!!

thecatfromjapan Tue 16-Jan-18 09:30:38

I should write their marketing:

"Cos. For women who do things. We know you don't have servants and reticules."

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Tue 16-Jan-18 09:31:41

I have this Hush one and I love it.

Really comfortable, easy to wear, pockets, dress up or down, £49.

NoCureForLove Tue 16-Jan-18 09:31:55

Yup. Cos. Also Toast but ££££. Toast sale?

gunsandbanjos Tue 16-Jan-18 09:32:37

Have you looked at seasalt?

Anythingforacatslife Tue 16-Jan-18 09:33:46

Seasalt tunics have pockets

gunsandbanjos Tue 16-Jan-18 09:34:04

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Tue 16-Jan-18 09:34:26

Laura Ashley used to make some. Sainsburys occasionally.

God I love pockets in dresses. How do we start a campaign?

gunsandbanjos Tue 16-Jan-18 09:34:39

Most of their dresses look to have pockets, some are a little above your price range though.

MrsFrisbyMouse Tue 16-Jan-18 09:34:45

Gudrun Sojen usually have dresses/tunics with pockets - and sometimes, about that in sale. Good quality materials so they wash well and last, so worth the investment. And perhaps look for any lagen look type stuff. I have a lovely green tunic dress with pockets that's from White Stuff.

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Tue 16-Jan-18 09:34:55

There's this Hush one too

That I have just put in my basket.

gunsandbanjos Tue 16-Jan-18 09:35:21

My wedding dress had pockets, they were so handy!

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Tue 16-Jan-18 09:35:45

Seconding Gudrun Sojen. Nice thick, soft jersey.

CruCru Tue 16-Jan-18 09:36:07

I like Seasalt and Cos. However, I haven’t bought much under £50 from there.

pastabest Tue 16-Jan-18 09:36:19

I went on a few dressmaking courses for this very reason.

Most of my dresses now have pockets grin

thecatfromjapan Tue 16-Jan-18 09:37:38

This is about the fourth Mumsnet thread on the subject of pockets I've read in the last couple of years. I think the campaign has started. grin

As I've said before, i won't buy a dress without pockets, and pockets are a feminist issue.

I have now had my consciousness raised to the point where I just think it's absolutely absurd to produce mass-market daywear for women without pockets.

Doobydoo Tue 16-Jan-18 09:37:45

I have dresses with pockets. I get mine from Seasalt....their sale can be good.

newlabelwriter Tue 16-Jan-18 09:38:51 I have this - I love it and looks great on & has pockets and v bargainous.

implantsandaDyson Tue 16-Jan-18 09:40:24

I have 2 from Boden - bought in the sale. Same dress in two different colours. Also my sister won’t buy a dress without pockets - she always carries a lot of keys grin - she has quite a few dresses/tunics from Sainsburys.

AaandPeggy Tue 16-Jan-18 09:45:15

A lot of dresses from Yumi have pockets, I've got quite a few from there.

(My wedding dress had hidden pockets, it was ace, got a whole make-up bag in one of them!)

NotTheMrMenAgain Tue 16-Jan-18 09:48:12

Debenhams has a range called 'Mantaray', I have four dresses all with lovely big pockets!

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