A peek into gender equality through pockets
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. We have heard the word on the street about brides that are head over heels over wedding dresses with pockets. We've all seen the memes… "It has pockets!"
Justin Alexander embodies a classic, refined and timeless feel. It’s attainable luxury at its finest. With pockets!
BERKLEY: 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.
BLANCHE: Be the center 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.
Justin Alexander Signature redefines luxury. With its focus on opulence and drama, the collection is designed for the modern bride. It has pockets too!
BEACON: Stand out wearing this elegant and modern stretch Mikado wedding gown. The straight neckline features asymmetric pleating that extends onto the back.
GAINESVILLE: Elevate your look in this sleek ball gown. Stretch crepe on the bodice creates a plunging V-neckline complimented with long sleeves. Illusion sides continue to reveal a modern illusion back accented with covered buttons.
Just like its brides, Adore by Justin Alexander is relaxed and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It has pockets.
STYLE 11143: Feel glamorous in this sweetheart ball gown. Beaded lace accents the unlined bodice and is met with a pleated mikado skirt. Pockets and buttons to the end of the train are the finishing details.
STYLE 11151: This clean A-line is perfect for the simply chic bride. The Sabrina neckline is complemented with modern side cutouts. A low, open back adds a subtle sexiness to the classic mikado skirt. Pockets and buttons down the train are the finishing details.
STYLE 11149: Stand out in this elegant gown. Featuring a V-back, plunging neckline, and long sleeves detailed with a delicate Chantilly lace. A bias belt compliments the natural waist and leads into a mikado A-line skirt. Scalloped eyelash lace details the neckline and cuffs while pockets add a modern touch.
Check out the video below to learn more about the 500-year history of the pocket!