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Wedding dresses with pockets are the perfect answer for brides looking for a fabulous yet functional bridal outfit. From A-line wedding dresses with pockets to shorter styles, dresses with sleeves, or even something modern, boho or simple - we’re loving wedding dresses with pockets right now. 

When shopping for your dream wedding dress, practicality is often the last thing that comes to mind, as wedding dresses are typically associated with how they make you look and feel vs where you’ll put your trusty lipgloss or phone on the big day itself. But we’re here to offer a solution to that. While, for some, when you hear the word practical, you might assume this comes with a cost to style - that doesn’t have to be the case. 

We’ve accumulated our favourite wedding dresses with pockets to ensure you can get through the day hands-free. Who wouldn’t want to allow plenty of opportunity for greeting guests, holding champagne, and enjoying as many canapés as possible?

Shop the very best wedding dresses with pockets for style and efficiency 


From designer to high-street wedding dresses, we’ve selected the most practical yet stylish bridal dresses with pockets. 

In recent years, wedding dresses with pockets have surged in popularity, and they’re so much more easily accessible whether you plan to browse boutiques or scour online brands. Gone are the days of stashing your essential belongings in the groom's pockets or lumbering your maid of honour. In need of tissue during heartwarming speeches? Check! Popping to the bathroom for a makeup refresh? Sorted! Want to capture a personal moment in your mobile gallery? No problem! 

While bridal bags and clutches are another alternative for brides, check out our favourite wedding dresses with pockets for an even simpler solution.

Luxury wedding dresses with pockets 


1. Salina open-back sequined tulle gown - £2,750, 16ARLINGTON / NET-A-PORTER

Open back sequin maxi tulle wedding dress with pockets and plunge neckline from 16ARLINGTON and NET-A-PORTER

This show-stopping, sequin drop-waist gown from 16ARLINGTON is the perfect example of pockets that never have to take away from style. We’re obsessed with the drop-waist design - something big in the 2024 bridal trends. Paired with a statement plunge neckline and low back, you’re sure to stand out on your special day.

2. Pola strapless duchesse-satin midi dress - £2,150, Emilia Wickstead / NET-A-PORTER

Strapless satin midi wedding dress with pockets, corset-like boning and split leg

Also available at NET-A-PORTER, we love this timeless example of a strapless, satin midi dress, perfect for a modern bride. The corseted boning in the bodice offers a beautiful shape, while the split leg provides a tasteful contemporary touch.

Traditional/classic wedding dresses with pockets


3. Plunge Neck Bow Waist Maxi Dress With Pockets - £149, Coast 

Traditional wedding dress with pockets, a plunge neckline and minimal bow at the waist from Coast and Debenhams

For brides looking for a more traditional wedding dress with the addition of practical pockets, Coast is the place for you. We’re big fans of this dress with a plunging neckline and full skirt - complete with a gorgeous matte sheen finish for an added bridal glow.

4. Bardot Twill Full-Skirted Dress - £112, Coast

Bardot maxi wedding dress with pockets in ecru from Coast and Debenhams

Sticking with Coast for a moment for another beautifully traditional gown, we love this bardot neckline dress with a similar full skirt. The warm ecru colouring gives this dress a romantic touch, perfect for a bride going for a princess-esque look.

5. Becka Floral Jacquard Fit And Flare Dress - £119, Phase Eight

Floral fit and flare tea length wedding dress with pockets from Phase Eight

While this Phase Eight is a classic bridal tea-length silhouette, we adore the idea of exploring a wedding dress with some print to switch things up a bit. The floral design is perfect for a spring/summer wedding, and while we think this is a great option for brides, the off-white with gentle hints of pastel light green with cool blue and tan undertones positions it perfectly for a mother-of-the-bride outfit or wedding guest.

6. Ready For Romance Ivory Sleeveless Maxi Dress With Pockets - £135, Lulus

Sleeveless maxi wedding dress with pockets in ivory with plunging neckline and open back

This sleeveless maxi dress from Lulus is everything we love about classic bridal gowns with the addition of practical pockets. The A-line skirt, plunging neckline and open back are finished with a gorgeous sheen, sure to make you shine on your special day. For just £135 too, Lulus makes it easy to bag a taste of luxury with a price tag without the expensive price tag to go with it.

Dress alternatives: Bridal skirts and jumpsuits with pockets 


7. Isla bridal skirt ivory - £150, Monsoon

Maxi bridal skirt with pockets and statement slit from Monsoon

While we’re on the topic of wedding dresses with pockets, why not consider a skirt, too? Monsoon’s bridal skirt is a gorgeous maxi style with stylish pleats and a statement slit, and when styled with the matching top, this makes for an elegant two-piece.

8. Diane feather bridal jumpsuit ivory - £300, Monsoon

Wide leg bridal jumpsuit with pockets and feather trimmed neckline from Monsoon

As well as bridal skirts, we’re big fans of wedding jumpsuits too. This wide-leg Monsoon jumpsuit is the perfect example of an outfit that’s both comfortable and stylish. For those busy keeping up with 2024 trends, the feather-trimmed neckline is just what you need to elevate your wedding day look.

9. Atelier April Drape Front Bridal Jumpsuit - £595, Reiss

Bridal jumpsuit with pockets, plunge neckline and open back

For another bridal jumpsuit that’s a functional style with pockets, head to Reiss for this plunge halterneck option. The stylish draped asymmetric design at the front with an entirely backless behind makes this jumpsuit the perfect combination of classic and contemporary.

Casual/simple wedding dresses with pockets 


10. Cotton Blend High-Low Midi Dress - £149, Reiss 

high-low midi cotton wedding dress with pockets

Let’s explore some more simple and casual options like this Reiss dress. It boasts a trendy high-low midi hemline, a flattering full skirt and a slim-fitting bodice - this dress is ideal for brides after a more laid-back look to say “I do’. Whether you’re planning a relaxing beach wedding, a small ceremony with your nearest and dearest, or you need an alternative dress for pre and post-wedding events - you’ll likely need a more casual alternative at some stage during your planning process.

11. White Broderie Bandeau Aurora Midi Dress - £120, Nobody’s Child

White broderie bandeau midaxi wedding dress with pockets from Nobody's Child

Another gorgeous dress for spring/summer brides is this floral embroidery dress from Nobody’s Child. An A-line, corseted, bandeau dress that’s delicate and feminine - perfect for a destination beach wedding.

12. Carla Linen Midi Dress - £115, Boden

Simple linen wedding dress with pockets from Boden

While our most simple pick, you can’t go wrong with this linen dress from Boden. Available in both petite and regular sizing, linen dresses are perfect for keeping cool, calm and relaxed for brides jetting off to a sunnier climate. While you may prefer something more show-stopping for your main dress, we love this dress as an option for pre and post-wedding occasions aboard or to combat the UK summer.

Wedding dresses with pockets: Why we love them! 


There’s nothing better than finding an outfit you’re obsessed with and discovering that it has secret pockets! Not only do they provide an easy-access place to store your on-the-day essentials, but they also make for fun pictures if you’re often the type of person who awkwardly wonders what to do with your hands or arms. 

The best thing about wedding dresses with pockets is that while you may assume they will be bulky and unflattering, pockets on wedding dresses are actually designed to be seamlessly integrated and blended into the fabric - often the reason pockets are a surprise rather than an eyesore. 

Just be careful not to overfill them, and especially avoid any makeup that could leave marks on your beautifully white wedding dress! 

For more wedding dress types to help you say “yes to the dress”, explore our articles on wedding dresses with sleeves, wedding dresses for older brides or registry office wedding dresses

Shona Ezimogho-Moran

Written by Shona Ezimogho-Moran

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