45 Effortlessly Beautiful Wedding Dresses With Pockets

Model in white ball gown wedding dress with pockets

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier Bliss 

Is there anything more exciting than receiving a compliment on a dress and revealing that it also cleverly conceals pockets? Actually, yes: Finding your dream wedding dress that is armed with virtually invisible yet totally functional pockets! Gone are the days of wondering which chair you left your clutch on as more and more bridal designers introduce sleek pockets into their collections.

Worried about the pockets being bulky and unflattering? No need, as they are designed to blend seamlessly into the fabric of a full skirt or a structured silhouette, like a jumpsuit. Another plus: If you're not quite sure what to do with your arms or hands when taking a photo, you can use the pockets to your advantage to pose casually and confidently.

You should, however, be very careful not to spill any makeup—especially bright-colored lipstick—you may store in the pockets on your dress. You should also be mindful of how much you choose to carry around; if you fill your pockets with too much, they can begin to bulge and you may damage the delicate fabric. (You might still have to have your maid of honor carry a few things).

If you're a bride seeking an effortlessly beautiful gown that also comes with a bit of utility, browse through our 45 favorite wedding dresses with pockets.

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Amsale Ailey Dress

Model in long white wedding ball gown with skirt pockets

Courtesy of Amsale

This ballgown wedding dress with pockets has a lovely silk faille pleated skirt with a sheer illusion back and long sleeves. In classic ivory, it's a modern take on a traditional silhouette with just a few standout details.

SHOP NOW: Amsale, $5,995

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Lela Rose Bridal The Cambridge Dress

Model in off-the-shoulder white wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Lela Rose Bridal

This gown is both elegant and playful. Made from Swiss dot silk jacquard, it features off-the-shoulder tie bow sleeves and, of course, pockets in the full skirt.

SHOP NOW: Lela Rose Bridal, Price Upon Request

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Oleg Cassini Beaded Appliqué Wedding Dress with Swag Sleeves

Model in wedding dress with pockets

Courtesy of David's Bridal 

This dimensional dress is perfect for a bride having a garden or forest wedding. The 3D floral appliqués and beaded lace embellishments offer a touch of glitz, while the off-the-shoulder sleeves and skirt pockets scream cool and casual.

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $1,699, now $1,574

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Amsale Little White Dress Guipure Lace Dress

Model in midi length white wedding dress with pockets

Photo by Janice Yim

The little black dress has met its match. From Amsale's Little White Dress collection, this fun and flirty midi dress features daisy guipure lace and a camisole neckline with a pocketed circle skirt.

SHOP NOW: Amsale Little White Dress, $495

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Jenny by Jenny Yoo Ashton Dress

Model in high neck white wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

This classic white gown features a boat neck in the front and a plunging V in the back. The illusion sides highlight the smallest part of the waist, and the circle skirt offers both drama and utility with its functional pockets.

SHOP NOW: Jenny by Jenny Yoo, $1,100

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Viktor&Rolf Mariage Frosted Tweed Regal Gown

Model in strapless white wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Viktor&Rolf

Frosted tweed embroidery embellishes this strapless lurex gown with a high-volume skirt featuring side pockets and a sweep train. It's elegant, regal, and best of all, functional.

SHOP NOW: Viktor&Rolf Mariage, Price Upon Request

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Amsale Connor Dress

Model in V-neck white wedding gown with tiered skirt and pockets

Courtesy of Amsale

Gathered tiers and side pockets make the skirt of this A-line wedding gown extra unique. The faille notched V-neck is perfect for the bride who wants to show some skin, but not too much. Wear it in silk white or ivory.

SHOP NOW: Amsale, $5,995

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Viktor&Rolf Mariage Couture Patchwork Gown

Model in white patchwork wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Viktor&Rolf

This is a gown for the statement-making bride. The sweetheart bodice features clean satin, contrasting with a graphic couture-inspired, multi-fabric patchwork skirt. With a detachable square train, bow detail, and side pockets, this dress is truly one-of-a-kind.

SHOP NOW: Viktor&Rolf Mariage, Price Upon Request

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DB Studio Mikado High-Low Wedding Dress

Model in strapless white wedding gown with a high-low skirt

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Here's a dress that's both chic and affordable. Available in white or ivory, this elegant Mikado wedding gown features a simple bodice and a high-low hem.

Take advantage of this gown's hemline and contrast its simplicity with a pair of colorful heels (perhaps your something blue?).

SHOP NOW: DB Studio, $199.95

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Jenny by Jenny Yoo Spencer Dress

Plus size model in v-neck satin wedding gown

Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

Every detail in this ballgown emanates romance. It features a plunging neckline bodice and a luxe taffeta circle skirt. The illusion tulle side panel and side seam pockets are cool and modern, complementing the elegant and dramatic sweep train.

SHOP NOW: Jenny by Jenny Yoo, $1,400

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Rebecca Ingram Valerie Dress

Model in long A-line wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Rebecca Ingram

This Mikado ballgown is simply timeless. Featuring a deep V-neckline, a beaded lace motif bodice, illusion side panels, and pockets, you'll feel regal walking down the aisle. It's also available in plus sizes, and you can add extra detail with the detachable Mikado belt.

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Ingram, Price Upon Request

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Jenny by Jenny Yoo Lawrence Gown

Model in long white wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Jenny by Jenny Yoo

This dramatic ballgown with pockets is made with luxe taffeta and features a softly scooped square neckline, illusion tulle side cutouts, and a sweeping train. Simple and elegant, this dress is available in regular and plus sizes.

SHOP NOW: Jenny by Jenny Yoo, $1,300

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Nouvelle Amsale Camilla Dress

Model in plunge neck and bubble skirt white wedding gown

Courtesy of Amsale

This taffeta gown is full of gorgeous details. The playful bubble skirt has side pockets, there's a bow at the waist, and it has a completely open back for a touch of sexiness.

SHOP NOW: Nouvelle Amsale, $2,595

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Lela Rose Bridal The Desert Dress

Model in spaghetti strap long white wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Lela Rose

This fil-coupé wedding gown with pockets is simple elegance at its finest. The floral embossing from top to bottom adds lovely detail and the corset-like seamed ballerina bodice gives off a vintage vibe.

SHOP NOW: Lela Rose Bridal, Price Upon Request

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Justin Alexander Clean Mikado Ballgown With Crystal Buttons

Model in crystal embellished ball gown with long train and buttons

Courtesy of Justin Alexander

This mikado ballgown is fit for a princess. The illusion beaded back and crystal buttons down the train add a glamorous aspect to the otherwise clean, white skirt and bodice.

SHOP NOW: Justin Alexander, Price Upon Request

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Rosa Clará Selecto Suit

Model in white bridal suit

Courtesy of Rosa Clará

For the contemporary bride who wants to mix up her big-day look, this jumpsuit is as chic as they come. The crepe design, round neckline, and sleeveless styling accentuate the embroidered bodice. The guipure lace detailing at the waist defines the figure, and the jewel-embellished crossed straps in the back add yet another gorgeous detail.

SHOP NOW: Rosa Clará, Price Upon Request

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Justin Alexander Ainsley Gown

Model in white ball gown with beaded sweetheart neckline and skirt pockets

Courtesy of Justin Alexander

The Ainsley ballgown features a wide pocketed skirt, an embellished strapless sweetheart neckline, and a beautifully beaded illusion back. The intricate detailing adds drama to the otherwise crisp and clean look.

SHOP NOW: Justin Alexander, Price Upon Request

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner Lyla Plus Size Wedding Dress

Model in off-the-shoulder sleeved white tulle wedding gown

Courtesy of Morilee

This figure-flattering draped tulle ballgown over sequined net features detachable off-the-shoulder cap sleeves and skirt pockets. Intricately designed and adorned with sparkle, this gown is available in white, ivory, and ivory/crème.

SHOP NOW: Morilee, Price Upon Request

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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2019 Bridal Collection Look 4

Model in white wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

This bridal ballgown features an asymmetrical hemline and a plunging neckline with gathered fabric at the side. The wide skirt includes pockets that add modernity to this chic-as-could-be dress.

SHOP NOW: Oscar de la Renta, Price Upon Request

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Jesús Peiró Amalia Collection Style 204

Model in high-neck white wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Jesús Peiró

Unique with a vintage flair, this mock-neck, short-sleeve ballgown has gorgeous lace detailing along the bodice and sleeves with a clean, white, pocketed skirt. This dress is perfect for the bride seeking something classic yet stylish.

SHOP NOW: Jesús Peiró, Price Upon Request

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Sincerity Bridal Style 44222

Model in off-the-shoulder ball gown with pockets

Courtesy of Sincerity Bridal

This pleated, off-the-shoulder mikado ballgown with pockets redefines drama. The small plunge at the neckline complements a beaded waist for the bride seeking just a touch of glam.

SHOP NOW: Sincerity Bridal, Price Upon Request

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Wtoo by Watters Opaline Ballgown

Model in thin-strap white wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of BHLDN

Sometimes, simplicity can make a statement. This gown has a '90s-era influence that screams no-frills elegance. It's made of sleek satin fabric and features a plunging neckline and spaghetti straps. This dress is available in regular and plus sizes.

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $1,450

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Lela Rose Bridal The Ashton Dress

Model in strapless white gown with pockets

Courtesy of Lela Rose Bridal

The cuff neckline adds extra detail to this strapless silk magnolia gown. It features side pockets on the skirt and an oversized detachable organza peony in the back.

SHOP NOW: Lela Rose Bridal, Price Upon Request

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Kenneth Winston Style 1712

Model in silky strapless ball gown

Courtesy of Kenneth Winston

This silky Mikado strapless ballgown with a cuffed neckline features side pockets and buttons plus two decorative bows in the back. The long train adds elegance to this simple, classic style.

SHOP NOW: Kenneth Winston, Price Upon Request

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Pronovias Virgo Dress

Model in princess gown style wedding dress with lace top and skirt pockets

Courtesy of Pronovias

An open back adds a modern touch to this mikado princess gown. The bodice and back are made of sheer lace with leafy edging that extends past the waist, lightly adorning the pocketed skirt.

SHOP NOW: Pronovias, Price Upon Request

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Leanne Marshall Darcy Dress

V-neck white embroidered wedding gown with puffy sleeves

Courtesy of Leanne Marshall

You're sure to make a statement walking down the aisle in this Italian embroidered silk organza gown layered over silk gazar. The voluminous sleeves, V-neck front and back, and side pockets are bold and couture-inspired.

SHOP NOW: Leanne Marshall, $3,890

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Pronovias Polaris Plus Size Wedding Dress

Plus size model in beaded ball gown with pockets

Courtesy of Pronovias

This classic platinum princess dress with a V-neck, keyhole back, and spaghetti straps is a true stunner. It's made of satin and adorned with beaded details meant to accentuate the waistline. The beaded side pockets add a contemporary touch.

SHOP NOW: Pronovias, Price Upon Request

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Morilee by Madeline Gardner Laurie Wedding Dress

Model in deep V bridal ball gown with pockets

Courtesy of Morilee

The beautiful ballgown silhouette is enhanced by the deep V-neckline of this intricately designed satin dress. Available in white and ivory, appliquès, lace, and beading complete the look of this elegant wedding dress with pockets.

SHOP NOW: Morilee, Price Upon Request

While pockets are a great place to store practical items like tissues and lipstick, you can also stash away something sentimental, like a love note from your to-be-spouse or a treasured memento.

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Nouvelle Amsale Cris Gown

Model in white wedding gown with cutout sides

Courtesy of Nouvelle Amsale

Edgy bust- and waist-defining geometric cutouts modernize this taffeta ballgown with pockets. The lightly curved neckline features thick straps and soft gathers. You'll feel ever-so-graceful walking down the aisle in this voluminous gown, available in both ivory and white.

SHOP NOW: Nouvelle Amsale, $2,365

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Alyne by Rita Vinieris Crawford Dress

Model in corset waist ballgown with pockets

Courtesy of Alyne by Rita Vinieris

You'll turn heads in this corseted ballerina top ballgown with side pockets. The deep V-neckline and fitted waist will draw attention to your best assets, while the wide, flowing skirt adds a classic bridal element.

SHOP NOW: Alyne by Rita Vinieris, Price Upon Request

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Peter Langner Lilly Due Dress

Model in V-neck white wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Peter Langner

This ultra-modern ballgown in silk jacquard features a plunging neckline, an open back, and a bow at the waist. Side pockets add an extra flair to this statement-maker.

SHOP NOW: Peter Langner, Price Upon Request

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Jenny by Jenny Yoo Thalia Dress

Model in scoop back white wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Jenny by Jenny Yoo

This free-flowing white dress is for the bride who prioritizes comfort and utility. You'll have no problem going from table to table at your reception or enjoying your first dance in this Mikado ballgown. A scoop neckline, open back, chapel train, and pockets tie this effortless look together.

SHOP NOW: Jenny by Jenny Yoo, $1,395

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Leanne Marshall Courtney Dress

Model in spaghetti strap while wedding gown with layered skirt

Courtesy of Leanne Marshall

The asymmetrical draped ruffle skirt is this star of this light ivory silk chiffon and georgette wedding dress. It features a boned V-neck bodice, side pockets, and a train for extra drama.

SHOP NOW: Leanne Marshall, $3,230

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Lihi Hod Audrey Dress

Model in strapless white wedding gown with bow detail at the waist

Courtesy of Lihi Hod

This dress features a fitted bodice with a V neckline, a bow at the waist, and a gathered A-line skirt with side pockets. You can wear it with or without a detachable sheer underlay made of airy fabric with a dot design that creates a long-sleeved look.

SHOP NOW: Lihi Hod, Price Upon Request

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Viktor&Rolf Mariage Rose Sleeve Empire Gown

Model in white wedding gown with off-the-shoulder puffy sleeves

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf Mariage

This couture off-the-shoulder bridal gown features dramatic puff sleeves with oversized fabric roses on each side. The luxurious silk blend and Watteau train with pockets add extravagance to this unique gown.

SHOP NOW: Viktor&Rolf Mariage, Price Upon Request

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GALA by Galia Lahav Style G - 210

Model in deep V all-over lace bridal gown with pockets

Courtesy of Galia Lahav 

A plunging neckline with embroidered lace trimming and intricate floral details add dimension and glamor to this tulle ballgown. Its drop-low back and airy texture makes it perfect for a wedding in nature, and it's hidden pockets are great for posing for photos.

SHOP NOW: GALA by Galia Lahav, Price Upon Request

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Justin Alexander Signature Carter Gown

Model in wedding ball gown with embellished top

Courtesy of Justin Alexander Signature

This Mikado ballgown is truly regal. With a fully embellished bodice, an illusion Sabrina neckline, and scattered beading, you'll feel sexy without being too revealing. The V-back, buttons down the chapel train, and, of course, the side pockets, polish off this stunning piece.

SHOP NOW: Justin Alexander Signature, Price Upon Request

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Bliss Monique Lhuillier Spring 2021 Style BL21103

Model in white dress with bow in back and side pockets

Courtesy of Bliss Monique Lhuillier

This wedding dress with pockets may look simple in the front, but it's total drama in the back. With an open back and flowing tulle train, you'll feel just like a princess in this beautiful ballgown.

SHOP NOW: Bliss Monique Lhuillier, Price Upon Request

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Amsale Little White Dress Rose Fil-coupé Dress

Model in short strapless white floral dress with pockets

Courtesy of Amsale Little White Dress

Chic and affordable, this rose fil-coupé strapless dress has a box pleated skirt with perfect side pockets. It's dainty and casual yet elegant and bridal, proving you don't have to sacrifice mobility to look gorgeous on your big day.

SHOP NOW: Amsale Little White Dress, $495

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Justin Alexander Organza Draped Illusion V-Neck Dress

Model in sleeved white bridal gown with pockets

Courtesy of Justin Alexander

This is a great dress for the more formal bride who prefers to adorn herself in luxurious fabric from top to bottom. It features an organza draped bodice and covered buttons down the back through the hemline of the chapel-length train. The mikado circular cut skirt drapes beautifully for an ultra-sophisticated look.

SHOP NOW: Justin Alexander, Price Upon Request

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Lihi Hod Ola Dress

Model in strapless wedding gown with a slit skirt

Courtesy of Lihi Hod

A sultry high slit enhances this gown's flowing skirt. The cuffed strapless neckline is a simple detail that adds a ton of style. The hidden pockets are a huge plus, too.

SHOP NOW: Lihi Hod, Price Upon Request

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Rime Arodaky Braham Jumpsuit

Model in white jumpsuit with lace top and pockets

Courtesy of Rime Arodaky

Who says a bride has to wear a dress on her wedding day? This fashion-forward jumpsuit will leave your guests talking. Timeless and romantic, it features a sheer illusion neckline with floral embroidery and mid-length pant legs with buttons up the sides.

SHOP NOW: Rime Arodaky, $1,173.21

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Rebecca Ingram Francis Dress

Model in strapless sweetheart bridal ball gown

Courtesy of Rebecca Ingram

A princess wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline—what a classic bridal look. This gown's bodice is embellished with lace motifs, and the pleated ballgown skirt is made of delustered satin. It has a scooped back and—you guessed it—skirt pockets.

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Ingram, Price Upon Request

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Maggie Sottero Terry Dress

Model in long-sleeve lace wedding gown with pockets

Courtesy of Kleinfeld 

This ballgown features beautiful allover lace, a beaded plunging illusion neckline, long illusion lace sleeves, and an illusion back. The romantic skirt has hidden pockets, and you can define your waist with the detachable beaded belt. This dress is also available in plus sizes.

SHOP NOW: Kleinfeld, from $1,550

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Watters Vrai Gown

Model in strapless ball gown wedding dress with pockets

Courtesy of Watters 

Buttons from the back bodice to the hemline trim this jewel satin ballgown with a shaped strapless neckline. The extended train and corseted bodice create a classic, timeless look, while pockets and neat lines add modern flair.

SHOP NOW: Watters, from $2,000

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