Summer Dress With Pockets

Summer is here, and you want to look your best. A summer dress with pockets will give you a stylish look that is comfortable to wear. Here are some tips on how to choose the right summer dress with pockets:

Choose a color that complements your skin tone. If you have dark skin, then choose colors that complement it. If you have light skin, then choose colors that match it. You can also try different colors and see which one looks best on you.

Choose a style that fits your body shape. There are different styles of dresses for different body shapes. For example, if you want something that is going to accentuate your curves, then choose fitted styles of dresses. If you want something more traditional, then choose loose-fitting ones instead.

Choose a material that is comfortable for all seasons of the year and can be worn in any weather condition without getting too hot or too cold easily!

Summer Dress With Pockets

Why Women’s Dresses With Pockets Are Great for Travel

Though you’ll likely have a main purse or backpack for a personal item on a plane and double it as your sightseeing bag, sometimes it’s nice to have extra spaces for less important items such as lipstick, sunglasses, or lip balm, which is why pockets in dresses work well for traveling.

This fun trend of pocket dresses also gives female travelers more versatile options than pants that typically have pockets to store things. And the type of dresses are endless; even formal gowns can have pockets. Overall, it’s a  detail that’s infinitely stylish but also practical!

From cute and casual, to summer fun dresses, sophisticated frocks, all the way to cozy loungewear, these traveler favorites are considered the best. Check them out below!

Best Casual Dresses With Pockets


Columbia Chill River Dress

Overall, Columbia is a hugely popular brand with TFG readers and travelers! The Chill River dress is highly versatile as it can be dressed up or down and can be packed for humid destinations due to its sweat-wicking and cooling properties, as well as UPF 50 sun protection.  

According to this happy user, the hand pockets can even hold a phone, “A sundress with pockets! Looks so beautiful on me—better looking than the models’ picture. The hemline is short but not too short for a middle-aged woman. The high neck is modest yet elegant, and the pockets are big enough for a smartphone.”

You can grab this in diverse sizing on the Columbia website, from XS-XXL and 1X-3X, and in a multitude of pretty prints on both Amazon and Columbia!


Eddie Bauer Aster Crossover Dress

This cute Eddie Bauer dress is lightweight and has a relaxing fit. The flattering silhouette paired with comfy, moisture-wicking with odor control and UPF 50+ sun protection make this an easy travel go-to. It’ll pair with flats, sandals, or flip flops beautifully! 

This review sums up how popular this item is, “I love this dress! It’s really comfortable, and the empire waist gives it a flattering shape. I especially like that it has pockets. It’s a great travel dress that won’t wrinkle. It’s casual enough to hang around in, but can be spiffed up with a nice jacket and fancy shoes.”


Arc’teryx Contenta Dress

This simple, short sleeve dress hits all the marks when it comes to versatility, comfort, and packability. Composed of a soft (and 100% recycled!) polyester, you can store small items in all the pockets easily—there are two side pockets and one internal zippered pocket. It also has UPF 50+ sun protection, which is perfect for hot and humid destinations. Wear it casually with sneakers, or dress it up with some ballet flats!  

This piece is a  must-try for spring/summer. It’s light enough to fit into a carry-on or backpack, and away you go!

Best Summer Dresses With Pockets


BISHUIGE Summer Casual V Neck Tank Dress

This versatile dress is breezy and comfortable in the heat. It’s something you can wear comfortably at home, wear to run around town during the day, and dress up in the evening. 

The pockets are a bonus and something that’s important for a summer dress, the armholes are high enough that a bra doesn’t show! They have a great range of sizes as well, from XS-3XL.

Guess what? I also bought this dress for myself! I quite like the blue color and think it’ll be great for hot-weather destinations.


Speaking of hot weather, I’m moving to a new home in Playa del Carmen and besides the dress above, I also got a number of cute items in my spring haul—check out the full post here!


MITILLY Casual Swing Dress

This reader-recommended MITILLY button-down dress is adorably feminine, and practical, too! The fabric is light and breathable with a hint of stretch, and it can be worn casually with sneakers for sightseeing or dressed up for a night out. If you want to add a pop of color to your travel capsule wardrobe, choose from 25 colors and prints! 

A reader shares, “I have this dress in three colors, two with sleeves, one without. It’s so versatile, flattering and it has pockets! I am plus sized and it fits me great!” 


Lilbetter Casual Summer Dress

This adorable Lilbetter summer dress is lightweight airy and comes in tons of lovely colors. The overall style with the fitted waist, cap sleeves, and flowy skirt are flattering and timeless. A great addition to a summer trip! 

One happy wearer says, “Fabric is soft and comfortable and doesn’t easily wrinkle. Perfect for summer vacation travels. Looks nice and put together without a lot of effort or fuss.”


Eddie Bauer Departure Easy Tank Dress

The Eddie Bauer Departure dress could very well be the perfect globe-trotting companion. It’s lightweight, moisture-wicking, has UPF 50+ sun protection, and doesn’t wrinkle easily. 

Plus it’s considered a comfortable garment that’s stretchy rather than clingy. The pockets are deep and can store small essentials. On top of it, the overall style is cute and versatile, looking great with sandals or slip-ons. 

Users adore this piece! One gushes “It’s a great dress for beach and warm weather travel or simply for casual wear at outdoor cafes. Most of all, I just like the way it looks and the way I feel wearing it. Will be traveling with me to Greece”!

Best Plus Size Dresses With Pockets


Karen Kane Peasant Artisan Dress

When it comes to modest dresses with pockets, this Karen Kane ruched midi dress is a comfy option with a lovely, flattering silhouette. The peasant sleeves and flowy skirt make it extra dreamy. It comes in sizes 0X-3X, and wearers say it fits true to size.

Perfect for a fair-weather capsule wardrobe, pair it with sandals or wedges and look chic and ready for anything!


Shop Sizes XL-5XL: Amazon

HBEYYTO Sleeveless Dress

With light and stretchy fabric, this HBEYYTO dress is a dream to wear, especially while adventuring under the hot sun! Wearers say it keeps them cool and comfy and is overall a great travel piece. The silhouette is simple and flattering, and it’s offered in so many cute patterns for effortless style on your summery getaways! 

One wearer raves, “This dress is a perfect everyday, warm weather dress. It’s very soft, the perfect length. The cut is flattering and the fabric is super soft with lots of stretch. I wear a 3X and a 3X fit perfectly.” 

Available in sizes XL-5X. 


Shop Sizes 1X-3X: Nordstrom

Caslon Tiered Sleeveless Maxi Dress

There are some gorgeous plus size maxi dresses with pockets out there and the Caslon sleeveless maxi is definitely one of them! 

This dress is equipped with side pockets and a drawstring waist to create a super flattering and feminine shape. Made out of a soft cotton blend, it’s lightweight, breathable, and ideal for outings in sunny places! It’s available in plus sizes 1X-3X, as well as standard sizes XXS-XXL. 

A happy user elaborates, “Very flattering on the body. I’m a 1X-2X and the 1X fit beautifully without being too tight. Soft, lightweight material. Will look great with a little platform espadrille sandal. Excited to take it on vacation to Nantucket!”

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