Audrey Hepburn in “Sabrina.” Angel Sanchez channelled the elegance of Hepburn’s gown in Bullock’s dress. The pockets make it practical.
Gowns with pockets…why not? Why should jeans and trousers have all the fun? Because the pockets wouldn’t lay flat and would take away from an otherwise nice dress, or because they’d gap when you sat down? Full skirted gowns, Ã¡la Sandra Bullock’s Angel Sanchez dress, solve those problems by covering the pockets within their many folds. These definitely fall into the “Why didn’t I think of that?” category. Bullock’s elegant gown appeared very Audrey Hepburn-esque (think “Sabrina”). Scoff if you will, but I like this trend because it is wearable by everyone, not only celebs who’ve just been sewn into their clothing by a staff of four. And, yes, it is a trend. So you’ll see more pockets in formalwear as well as more casual dresses. Don’t feel like carrying a purse? This is a practical way to get around it. The new-found usage for pockets is enormously clever also for that reason. It’s not a desperate attempt by fashion designers to make unique creations, which the average woman wouldn’t wear no matter how much they’re toned down. Find a dress with pockets at neimanmarcus.com.