From wedding dresses with sleeves to statement-making sheer styles, there are more options than ever for women who are searching for the perfect dress to wear on their big day. One wedding dress trend we can really get behind? Pockets. Because honestly, who wouldn’t want to have the added comfort of pockets at their wedding? Stashing a phone, lip color, or anything else you think you might need becomes an option when you have pockets at your disposal — without having to worry about carrying and keeping track of a clutch. Here, we’ve hand-picked 20 gorgeous dresses in a variety of styles from casual to ultraformal that make convenience look chicer than you’d ever imagine.
For the low-maintenance bride, the Houghton Grady Sleeveless Silk V-Neck Gown ($2,695) is relaxed, yet sleek.
A high-low hem makes the Delphine Manivet Florent Dress ($2,503) feel playful, but the conservative neckline adds a refined twist.
Planning a simple backyard wedding? The Lein Dolly Dean Dress ($2,350) is perfectly understated.
Ultraclassic with a fresh perspective, the Stone Fox Bride The Astrid ($3,750) is ideal for brides who want to keep things low-key but still look polished.
A bejeweled open back and body-friendly pleats make the Temperley London The Octavia ($3,990) a no-brainer.
Want to make a dramatic entrance? The Nouvelle Amsale Cris Dress (price upon request, available at Amsale boutiques and retailers) has just the right amount of volume to turn heads without going over the top.
Most wedding dresses strategically hide pockets, but the Stone Cold Fox Fairview Gown ($360) treats them like a celebrated design element, putting them in plain view.
With a timeless silhouette and a perfectly petite train, the Lela Rose The Stream (price upon request, available at Lela Rose and select bridal boutiques) makes for an incredibly elegant option.
A conservative, ladylike front plays off a completely open back, making the Rime Arodaky Avery Dress ($4,198) a great choice for brides who want a dress that’s both sweet and sexy.
If you’re searching for the rare combination of a nude-illusion neckline and easy hidden pockets, the Kaviar Gauche Papillon d’Amour Dress ($3,174) is your match.
For those looking for something a little less formal for a morning ceremony or afternoon affair, the Monique Lhuillier Kennedy Dress ($2,415) should do the trick.
This Carolina Herrera Bridal Dress (price upon request, available at Carolina Herrera boutiques) offers all the glamour of the most formal gowns with the comfort of a looser-fitting skirt and pockets.
Don’t have your heart set on a white dress? This Jaimie Sortino Dress (price upon request, available at Spina NYC) is pretty and feminine while being nontraditional.
The Suzanne Hayward Futuristic Gown ($5,230 ) lives up to its name. With an innovative neoprene fabric and flattering fit, modern brides will love this style.
Brides-to-be who hate the idea of feeling restricted on their wedding day will gravitate toward styles like the Halfpenny London Stella Drop-Waist Crepe de Chine Gown ($1,155), which provides plenty of room to breathe and the freedom to dance up a storm.
Choosing a dress that prioritizes convenience doesn’t have to mean you hide your shape. The BHLDN Opaline Ball Gown ($1,450) highlights your best assets and provides all the small essentials storage you need.
The Delpozo Appliqué Dress ($12,000) provides the best of both worlds for fashion-forward brides who also care about being comfortable.
Yes, you can hit the off-the-shoulder and pockets trends at once. Case in point: the Gabriela Hearst Tituba Off-the-Shoulder Silk and Wool-blend Faille Gown ($3,695).
Beach brides will fall in love with the chill vibes of the Self Portait Guipure Lace-Trimmed Satin Gown ($1,045), which features a hint of sparkle.
Boho brides can have pockets, too. The Dreamers & Lovers Catherine Backless Lace Dress ($995) is proof.