Skip Nav
Met Gala
See Every Stunning Met Gala Arrival
Met Gala
Believe It: Emma Watson's Met Gala Look Was Made From Plastic Water Bottles
Met Gala
Everyone Slipped Into Their Sexiest Looks For the Met Gala Afterparty
Retro Fashion
Perfect Flapper Dresses to Suit All Body Shapes

Trend Alert: Pockets

I know what you're thinking — are pockets really a trend, surely they're a practicality? Well, whilst they can be functional this season, they're adorning everything from trousers and coats to evening gowns. At the Golden Globe Awards earlier this week January Jones posed in a blue Versace dress casually with hands in pockets. Dresses appeared all over the catwalk in a similar style from Gareth Pugh to Michael Kors (pictured left). The current desire for pockets is not without connotation. Pocket expert Barbara Burman explains, "Pockets are a tiny, slight thing in terms of world importance but they are a very sensitive barometer about how we feel about the world and our possessions and how we feel about our bodies."

Coco Chanel was one of the first designers to include pockets in womenswear, which at the time, caused outrage. It was believed that pockets liberated women with a sporty practicality, as previously they had required a man to carry their personal items for them. If you're tired of lugging round an oversized handbag, perhaps a pocketed coat is this season's solution.

Source and BigPictures.com

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
chelseacbboyles chelseacbboyles 7 years
That makes me like Coco Chanel even more!! power to the women!!
15 Photos That Will Make You Reconsider A Bowl Haircut. Really.
Lupita Nyong'o Wore A Nina Simone-Inspired Hairstyle To The Met Gala
The Disturbing Truth About How We Treat Our Pubic Hair
Love Actually Cast
Reese Witherspoon and Tina Fey Matching at Oscars 2016
Shop Madras Prints for Summer
NBD — All the Stars Just Showed Up to the Emmys Looking Like Disney Princesses
See All of The British Beauties at Coachella 2013
Kerry Washington Versace Dress at Oscars 2016
2013 Cornrow Hair Trends

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
X