These 10 Autumnal Dresses Will Make “Thanks, It Has Pockets” Your New Catchphrase

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As Jane Austen once said, it is a truth universally acknowledged that the required response to a compliment on a dress with pockets is, “Thanks! It has pockets!” You get bonus points if you stick your hands in ’em to demonstrate. 

Maybe it’s the lack of storage capacity on the average piece from the women’s department (do better, designers!), but there’s something about discovering a pocketed frock that never fails to brighten my day.

I relish the chance to toss my phone and keys in a side pocket and go purse-free — and with the weather cooling down, I appreciate pockets’ hand-warming power, as well.

We know the perfect pocketed number can be tough to track down, so we went hunting. Keep scrolling to see our picks for the market’s best dresses with pockets for fall.


Easy, comfy, and cute enough for a little fall wine tasting (just add statement earrings and your favorite leather boots). Malbec, anyone?

SHOP – $27.99

I adore this frock’s autumnal florals, but the real magic is in the details: a braided, puffball-trimmed waist tie and adorable embroidered pockets.

SHOP – $210

I have to love a dress that puts its pockets front and center — and the sexy, curve-hugging shape and fall-ready colors don’t hurt, either.

SHOP – $99.95

This midi dress comes equipped with a built-in sleeveless knit, making it a breeze to jump on this season’s sweater vest trend.

SHOP – $345

Trade your faded college hoodie for a dress pioneering the category of “elegant athleisure.”

SHOP – $79.50

Color lovers, this one’s for you. This dinner party-ready number features a vivid floral print and pockets big enough to hold your cell phone.

SHOP – $235

Just when I thought I wouldn’t find an easier outfit than my go-to cardigan and leggings combo, I discovered this super-cozy sweater dress.

SHOP – $550

This balloon-sleeved beauty caters to a range of body types with standard, petite, and plus sizing. Pair it with chunky gold heels for that fall wedding you’re attending.

SHOP – $148

The standard shirtdress gets an upgrade with rich corduroy fabric. I’d nip in the waist using an embroidered leather belt to add even more texture.

SHOP – $63

I call this one “Jurassic park glam.” Wear a cream or mustard turtleneck underneath for extra warmth, or lean into the adventurer theme with an ascot.

SHOP – $149


Which dress is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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