Hot Bridal Trend #1: Wedding Dresses with Pockets

Brides and bridal designers are obviously focused on achieving the perfect aesthetic, with practicality and comfort issues often taking a back seat. But this seems to be changing as wedding dresses with pockets are becoming more and more fashionable: fashion search platform Lyst, which tracks 10m searches every month, revealed that searches for wedding gowns with pockets had jumped by a huge 83% over the past six months.

At the recent Bridal Fashion Week, many couture gowns featuring pockets appeared on the runways. Though a clearly practical addition, designers transformed pockets into design elements in their own right, embellishing them freely and making them a feature of the dress. Wedding jumpsuits, another massive trend, lend themselves perfectly to the pockets idea and so many of these sophis­ticated alternatives also attracted attention.

"Wedding dresses with pockets have been gaining popularity," said CEO and founder of wedding­planner.­co.­uk Robin Weil. "From a bride’s perspective, it’s quite a practical solution if they want to keep their phone, tissues or lipstick with them.”  The hashtag #Wedding­Dres­ses­Wit­hPockets is all over social media: we found one Tweet that seemed to sum up the trend by declaring that the reader should "STOP EVERYTHING so one of my friends got married yesterday and she had POCKETS ON HER WEDDING DRESS which is just the best thing I have ever seen'.

If you have used wedding dress material from Bridal Fabrics to create a wedding dress with pockets, upload your photos to social media and don't forget to tag it with #Bridal­Fabrics and #Wedding­Dres­ses­Wit­hPockets. We'd love you to send us your photos to and we will feature them in our online gallery.

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