Celebrating Women’s Achievements: A Peek into Gender Equality Through Pockets

This is a sponsored post from Justin Alexander

When you try and fail to fit your phone or lipstick into the pocket of your wedding dress, just remember that you’re part of a centuries-long battle.


Pockets: we take them for granted like many things in life but did you know that they hold a fascinating history? Women’s pockets have been linked to periods of progress in women’s rights and gender equality.

Back in the old days, women sewed small pouches into their clothes to carry their possessions and would cut holes in their clothes for easier access to them. When innovation in design allowed for construction of more conventional pockets like we know them, they were added mostly to men’s clothes.

Because women had less independence, fewer responsibilities outside their homes, and generally did not earn their own money, designers just didn’t think they needed pockets. In contrast, women’s fashion became less functional and clothes were designed to fit more tightly.

This all changed during the World Wars. Women came forward and filled the roles that working men had previously held. This change gave women full independence, enabled them to earn their own money, and their clothing was a strong reflection of this. They started wearing more practical clothes and were finally blessed with trousers and large pockets.

The Pocket Revolution continues today.  Justin Alexander has heard the word on the street about brides that are head over heels over wedding dresses with pockets. Justin Alexander embodies a classic, refined and timeless feel. It’s attainable luxury at its finest. With pockets!


Be the centre of attention on your wedding day in this V-neck ball gown. Stunning crystal and moonstone beading add a pop of sparkle against the clean stretch mikado skirt. Spaghetti straps extend into an open back with crystal and mikado buttons down the train. Pockets add the final touch.


This satin ball gown is elevated and uncomplicated. Designed with a straight neckline accented with horizontal seaming that compliments the box pleats in the skirt. Detailed with pockets, a satin hem, and buttons to the end of the train.


Look graceful and sophisticated wearing this ball gown. The lace bodice is complimented with a cuffed portrait neckline and a small plunge for modern touches of detail. Paired with a classic mikado skirt that features pockets, box pleats, and buttons to the end of the train.


Ornately beaded lace decorates the bodice of this Mikado ball gown. Complimented with a plunging sweetheart neckline and illusion sides that continue to the back. Pockets and buttons to the end of the train are the final details.


Showcase your chic style in this stretch Mikado A-line gown. The plunging neckline and V-back add sophistication. Pockets and box pleats in the skirt complete this look. A raised neckline version is also available with this style.


Feel timeless in this clean Mikado ball gown. Couture seaming in the bodice and box pleats in the skirt give it an elevated look. Detailed with pockets and buttons to the end of the chapel length train. Paired with an all-over lace jacket that sits off the shoulder, which is included.

Discover more Justin Alexander wedding dresses here.

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